Supplier Locator Procurement Gateway Opens

Wired-Gov is extending an invitation, for SMEs and Suppliers able to deal with enquiries relating to fast tracked, lower value Government & Public Sector contracts, to register for  a Supplier Locator Procurement Gateway service. This invitation is open for a specially extended 24-Month Registration Period of June 2021 – June 2023.

The Supplier Locator Service and SME Agenda

UK Government and Public Sector spend with SMEs is continually on the increase, spending in excess of £220Billion on goods and services every single year. By 2022, it is the stated intent of The Cabinet Office and The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) that £1 of every £3 of Government spend goes to SMEs. The Governments SME Agenda and Action Plan over the past 5 years have seen Government make a priority of getting money through its supply chain into the hands of SMEs, by both setting targets and introducing new procurement mechanisms.

Against this backdrop, the Wired-Gov Supplier Locator Service has been developed specifically to embrace the SME Agenda and provide a platform for SMEs and Suppliers to communicate directly with buyers and decision makers across the entire Government & Public Sector community.

The Supplier Locator Service provides a trusted platform for Government and Public Sector buyers to request quotes and enquire directly with Suppliers for lower value, less complex products and services where the contract is not required to go through a tendering procedure.  The platform also enables its Suppliers to communicate direct to Government desktops and to promote their capability to supply certain goods and services through its industry news and outbound communication channels.

As a Registered Supplier of Wired-Gov you have access to a variety of services to assist in all aspects of increasing and sustaining your Government and Public Sector client base and sales pipelines, including those outlined below:

  • Supplier Locator – Supplier Profile is embedded within the platform of the dedicated Public Sector Procurement Gateway, accessed by our Government and Public Sector buyer community.
  • Contract Locator – Supplier has access to a Personalised dashboard to manage daily email alert notifications for current and relevant
  • Government and Public Sector Contracts, Opportunities, Framework Invitations and Early Engagement notices.
  • Promotional Activity – Wired-Gov Publish and circulate relevant Case Studies, White Papers, Success Stories, Product and Service reviews etc…. on behalf of its Suppliers to our Government and Public Sector Communities. Supplier promotional messages are also regularly embedded within The Official Government News Alerts to our entire Government and Public Sector Community.
  • Bidding Support – Suppliers have access to Advice, Guidance and Support with all aspects of Public Sector Bidding.
  • Official Government Alert Service Subscription – Suppliers receive immediate notification of Government News and Announcements that directly impact on their business and overall economy including SME targets, Government business grants and loans etc…

Since April 2000, Wired-Gov have been working with the Cabinet Office to deliver official Government news, information and announcements, directly to the desktops of the Government Secure Intranet (GSI) community and wider Public Sector via an immediate and personalised email alert service.

20 years on, Wired-Gov now officially distributes on behalf of over 150 stakeholder departments and agencies such as the Cabinet Office, NHS, Scottish Government, Welsh Assembly, Information Commissioners office, HM Treasury and Department of Communities and Local Government.

Wired-Gov is currently being received on a 100% requested basis by over 400’000 desktops of Managers, Senior Managers, Heads of Depts, Heads of Purchasing and Chief Officers, across the entire Government & Public Sector landscape.

Registered sectors include:

  • Local Government / Authorities
  • Central Government Depts & Agencies
  • NHS
  • Health/Social Care and Medical agencies
  • Education (College / Universities / Schools etc.)
  • Blue Light
  • Criminal Justice
  • Executive Agencies
  • MOD
  • Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs)
  • Public Corporations and Parliament
  • Charity / Not-For-Profit
  • Housing
  • Museums / Libraries / Galleries / Theatres / Leisure/Sports Centres
  • Media
  • Professional Sectors

Products, Services and Solution areas covered by the Supplier Locator Procurement Gateway include:

  • Covid-19 Supplies/Services
  • Catering & Vending Services
  • Communications
  • Conference & Event Services
  • Energy & Environmental
  • Facilities Management & Property
  • HR, Training, Learning & Development
  • ICT & Internet
  • Marketing, Research, Media Buying & PR
  • Office Solutions
  • Packaging, Print, Design & Promotional Services
  • Professional & Specialist Services
  • Recruitment & Talent Management
  • Transport & Fleet
  • Health & Social Care Supplies/Services
  • Educational Supplies/Services
  • Manufacturing

Further information can be found by visiting the Wired-Gov website or by emailing the Senior Manager of the Supplier Locator Service, Janine Sloan.