Benefiting from public contracts
The page gives access to links and advice for small firms regarding tendering procedures for public contracts.
Information on the situation in the different Member States, including on-line procurement portals, can be accessed via the right-hand navigation.
Better access to public procurement for SMEs
SMEs are often left behind by larger firms when it comes to winning public contracts. This page gives information on initiatives to help them compete on an equal footing.
Easier access for SMEs to public procurement – code of best practices
This guide shows good practices by public contracting authorities to enable small firms to access public procurement more easily.
Facts and figures and the legal framework for the purchase of goods, services and public works by governments and public utilities in the EU.
TED (Tenders Electronic Daily)
Online access to business opportunities: calls for tenders are made available free of charge for registered users, updated five times a week with approximately 1 500 public procurement notices from across the EU and beyond.