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Construction tenders cover a wide range of services, across a number of areas, from professional services to building maintenance and refurbishment, as well as civil engineering, landscaping and new-build construction.

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Opportunities to win construction tenders

The construction industry undoubtedly boasts one of the largest economies of any business sector in the UK. It contributes £117 billion to the UK economy each year, representing fully 6% of total economic output. There were more than 2.4 million jobs in construction as of 2019, equating to 7% of all jobs in the UK. According to a publication recently released by the House of Commons Library, there are more jobs in construction now than at any time since 2007 and the ensuing financial crisis, showing an encouraging, constantly growing market for both new and existing suppliers looking to win construction tenders.

The Government’s Construction 2025 strategy

In 2016, the UK Government published an industrial strategy to support job creation and economic growth. As part of the plan, the Government outlined how it is bridging partnerships with key, influential sectors, with significant emphasis on the construction sector.

The report also set four targets:

  1. Lower costs – 33% reduction in the initial cost of construction and the whole-life cost of built assets.
  2. Faster delivery – 50% reduction in the overall time, from inception to completion, for new build and refurbished assets.
  3. Lower emissions – 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment.
  4. Improvement in exports – 50% reduction in the trade gap between total exports and total imports for construction products and materials.

These targets are ambitious in light of current challenges; however, they also set an agenda that is entirely focused on the construction industry. Implementing productive changes means greater expansion opportunities for suppliers to capitalise on.

This is a hugely exciting time for businesses to work in construction, with major developments increasingly shaping the future of the UK and the wider economy. If you are a new or existing construction supplier, Tracker can equip your organisation with the tools you need to find, bid for and win construction tenders, hosting the largest public and private sector tenders database in Europe. Construction tenders are published every day, and through tools such as Market Leads your organisation will receive instant visibility of private sector leads and public sector framework opportunities and pipeline contracts, long before they’ve been tendered.

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Key areas of growth in construction

In the coming years construction tenders in private residential housing and major infrastructure projects alike are expected to rise. The roll-out of High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) joining London with the Midlands and North of England marks one of the most ambitious construction projects in decades, estimated to be completed in 2040 at a cost of over £65 billion. A remarkable figure of £600 billion of private and public investment is expected to fund infrastructure development over the next ten years, driving innovation and sustainability at the heart of the construction industry and generating thousands more jobs.

How to prepare tender documents in construction

In contrast with some other industries, construction has an unusually high self-employment rate. 36% of construction workers in 2019 registered as self-employed, compared to a 13% average for the whole economy. This means there is likely to be a distinct lack of procurement knowledge within the sector. Tracker is here to make up that knowledge gap, providing the support and tools organisations of all sizes and experience require to grow their business.

Tools like Spend Analysis help suppliers identify buyer spend patterns, including what contracting authorities are buying and from whom. Archive Data works in a similar way, offering five or more years of historical data on buyers and tenders as well as identifying new competitors in the market to propel your procurement forward. By combining huge volumes of data with business analysis tools such as Market Intelligence, which provides you with market updates from the most comprehensive and reliable business sources available, Tracker is able to strategically align your procurement methods with current market activity.

Organisations can make informed decisions about their procurement strategy using analysis from rich data, effectively setting them apart from their competitors.

Tracker operates across all areas of construction

The vast scope of the construction industry means there are opportunities available for organisations of all sizes, with varying skills and experience. Find the construction tenders relevant to your business in the following sample of areas:

  • Construction materials
  • Flooring
  • Civil engineering
  • Bricklaying
  • Painting and decorating
  • Plant operation
  • Labour services

Tracker’s Commercial Tenders tool helps organisations gain complete coverage of all construction activity in the UK with access to more than 400,000 construction projects from the early planning stage, as well as 10,000 non-planning projects each year.

To find out about opportunities as soon as they become available and earn your share of this lucrative marketplace, sign up to Tracker today.

Our tools give you and your organisation everything you need to start winning construction tenders today.

How to win construction tenders

To win construction tenders, you first need to find them. Tracker is powered by a suite of business intelligence tools, including a bespoke Tender Alerts tool, which sends construction tenders direct to your inbox every day. This saves you the time and resource expended in searching for the construction tenders that are relevant to your organisation, instead allowing you to focus on writing a winning tender response and preparing all the documentation needed in construction tenders.

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