Sep 20, 2021

View all Teesside tenders in one click

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Dominic Ellis
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Teesside Tenders website aims to simplify contracts for local businesses in an area that is a focus for development and net zero projects

Businesses in Teesside, north-east England, can now access all local contract opportunities in one website.  

The Teesside Tenders site aims to simplify the world of applications and contracts for local businesses, directing them to all the available public sector work in the area, which for the first time has amalgamated in one place. This location-specific site is ideal for those businesses looking to secure long-term contracts.

Tim Ward, OPPORTUNI Co-Founder and CEO said its mission is to ensure that local businesses, who should be winning local contracts, know exactly where to find them and how to win them.

"This can be anything from fixing the local school roof, cleaning the libraries, fixing the road to providing chairs to the NHS and everything in between," he said. "There is a huge opportunity to win long-term high value contracts for local business, keeping more money in the area and creating more jobs and wealth locally.

"For the first time, all local contract opportunities are available in one place. The first step for local businesses in winning these contracts is to be able to find the opportunities. We are bringing transparency to the process to support great businesses locally.”

“Our primary website OPPORTUNI.co.uk, dubbed the ‘Tinder for Tenders’, supports companies with aspirations to win contracts across all sector and locations UK-wide, delivering matching opportunities direct to the subscriber’s inbox.”

Local authorities across the country are targeted with spending at least a third of their budget with small and medium-sized businesses. With thousands of local businesses across Teesside with huge growth potential, this free resource will help more of those local businesses to find and secure high-value contracts which can offer long-term stability as a platform for further business growth.

OPPORTUNI has helped businesses across the UK win over £400m+ worth of public sector contracts. The news comes ahead of the new Procurement Bill, due to be introduced by UK Parliament next Summer, which will make contract opportunities even more accessible to SMEs.

Focal point for Net Zero projects

The sharp growth in carbon-conscious energy and industrial projects in north-east England has led to an East Coast Cluster, following the announcement of a formal collaboration between Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP), Net Zero Teesside and Zero Carbon Humber.

Uniting the two regions of Humber and Teesside, which account for nearly 50% of CO2 emissions from all UK industrial clusters, provides a better chance of the UK reaching decarbonisation and net zero targets and delivering on CCUS, low-carbon and hydrogen projects.

East Coast Cluster has the potential to support more than 25,000 jobs a year between 2023 and 2050 and capture, transport and store up to 27 million tonnes of CO2 emissions a year by 2030 through a diverse mix of low-carbon projects.

A report from McKinsey, Decarbonization of industrial sectors: The next frontier, finds that ammonia, cement, ethylene, and steel companies can reduce their CO2 emissions to almost zero with energy-efficiency improvements, the electric production of heat, the use of hydrogen and biomass as feedstock or fuel, and carbon capture.

But the decarbonisation of these sectors will come at a high price - anything between $11 trillion and $21 trillion through to 2050.

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