Home – New Forums Get productive Which tender notification service do you use?

  • This topic is empty.
Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #967451
    jasonm
    Member
    • Total posts: 180
    Up
    0
    ::

    Hi Solo’ers,

    Given its easier to have information served to you rather than go finding it on a regular basis, what tender notification services if any are you using and how good is it.

    At the moment I use a free notification service from TenderBytes which sends me a weekly email with a link to a page with the latest Tenders. Because its free I can’t click through to the tender I then have to go and find it myself, but the pay version lets you click through. Even though I still have to do some searching its much better knowing that something has come up and its not that hard to find from there.

    Jason

    #1026228
    jasonm
    Member
    • Total posts: 180
    Up
    0
    ::

    bump

    #1026229
    Jake@EmroyPrint
    Member
    • Total posts: 1,117
    Up
    0
    ::

    Bump? lol – This forum isn’t that swamped that we need to bump things :P

    Looks like a good idea – Have you noticed many printing tenders?

    – Jake

    #1026230
    jasonm
    Member
    • Total posts: 180
    Up
    0
    ::

    Well the original post was 2 months ago, I’d still like to know what other services people use. One of the ones I found want $800-$1500 a year for membership

    #1026231
    Jake@EmroyPrint
    Member
    • Total posts: 1,117
    Up
    0
    ::

    Ahh, alright.

    I notice some tenders come up on serviceseeking – However, thats basically price competitive – There will always be someone who will run their prices into the ground.

    Austender is another site – Run by the government – Listing quite a few available government tender opportunities.

    – Jake

    #1026232
    nev
    Member
    • Total posts: 57
    Up
    0
    ::
    Power Protect, post: 31001 wrote:
    Hi Solo’ers,

    Given its easier to have information served to you rather than go finding it on a regular basis, what tender notification services if any are you using and how good is it.

    At the moment I use a free notification service from TenderBytes which sends me a weekly email with a link to a page with the latest Tenders. Because its free I can’t click through to the tender I then have to go and find it myself, but the pay version lets you click through. Even though I still have to do some searching its much better knowing that something has come up and its not that hard to find from there.

    Jason

    Jason
    As this is a forum for people Flying Solo,which I assume means alone I would feel the tendering process a bit out of there league,
    I’m an electrical contractor who has done a course in tendering and estimation (As part of our Electrical Contractors Course)
    I have looked at and requested documents for some Tenders only to find they are looking for company’s that have 4+ employees and are prepared to spend days putting together submissions

    I did sign-up for an on-line tender notification organization who told me I would receive 2 emails a day with tenders that I could apply for.
    Think I got one email a week with a good majority of tender that I had to pay for to get the docs!!
    I refuse to pay for the service and when they rang to ask for money I told them I was unhappy with the service and they didn’t live up to there word
    And Ive not heard from them since.

    #1026233
    jasonm
    Member
    • Total posts: 180
    Up
    0
    ::

    More a case of looking up at the stars Nev, and I’d personally rather sort through a hundred tenders a week that are out of my league than run the risk of missing out on an opportunity because I’m not looking.

    As I’m in a specialised industry I look for larger tenders that include what I do as a requirement amongst other things then go along to briefing days in order to meet people from the larger companies that I can offer my services to.

    As you say its not worth paying for something especially if you dont even know if you’re able to supply. I started this thread to see if the hive mind were using any other services that provide as much information as possible with no cost.

    #1026234
    Government Grant Guru
    Member
    • Total posts: 42
    Up
    0
    ::

    I use Austender and Victender. They allow you to receive free email alerts. I sign up for all industries so that I dont miss anything. It takes 5 secs to scan 1 email per day.

    #1026235
    Nate
    Member
    • Total posts: 1
    Up
    0
    ::

    I use a a company called TenderSearch,

    It’s easy they are helpful, I get what I need from it. Saves me time anyway.

    #1026236
    fredfarcle
    Member
    • Total posts: 181
    Up
    0
    ::
    jasonm, post: 31001 wrote:
    Hi Solo’ers,

    Given its easier to have information served to you rather than go finding it on a regular basis, what tender notification services if any are you using and how good is it.

    At the moment I use a free notification service from TenderBytes which sends me a weekly email with a link to a page with the latest Tenders. Because its free I can’t click through to the tender I then have to go and find it myself, but the pay version lets you click through. Even though I still have to do some searching its much better knowing that something has come up and its not that hard to find from there.

    Jason

    The one I use is construction industry (commercial, Industrial sectors) specific and currently mainly Victorian (but they are expanding), might be of interest as it gives you names of major contractors tendering (including contacts) and a lot of the jobs would have major subcontracts associated with them that would use your stuff I think (ie major electrical works on large commercial projects).

    Basic list is free but the add ons are worth a look (30 day free trial), friendly guys running it, online storage, all the bells and whistles, pricing is OK for what my clients get back, for you, dunno.

    http://estimateone.com/

    #1026237
    BetterTenders
    Member
    • Total posts: 1
    Up
    0
    ::

    We have put together a list of some notable tender notification services or tendering aggregators here:

    http://www.bettertenders.com/links.php#tenderingaggregators

    We have also put together a list of some significant tendering organisations that provide tender notifications. Many of the Australian services allow you to register your details, including your email address, and the receive notifications for your particular field of interest. Our list of Australian services can be found here:

    http://www.bettertenders.com/links2.php#A

    I hope these help.

    http://www.bettertenders.com

Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.