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Doubling up on new developments
A North East sourcing solutions company has two reasons to celebrate this month – along with the launch of its new facility to help suppliers seek out lucrative business opportunities, the company is also unveiling its new branding.
Due North, based in Cramlington, Northumberland, has developed a new Contract Search facility which enables suppliers to search all of Due North’s e-portals for suitable tendering opportunities, making it faster and easier for them to find relevant contracts.
The business, which boasts over 200 UK clients, exclusively builds software in-house, including a number of high-profile e-portals, which alleviates the pressures faced by procurement professionals. These systems help councils to engage more effectively with their SME base and the portfolio currently includes: the London Tenders Portal, The Chest (the North West’s Local Authority Procurement Portal), the South East Business Portal and Advantage South West.
Rather than searching each portal individually for contract opportunities, Contract Search displays all results containing the user’s search term. A direct link to the opportunity is provided, quickly taking suppliers to the relevant portal.
Registration is not required to use Contract Search. However if the supplier wants to register their interest in a specific contract, they will have to sign up (for free) on the portal where the opportunity is held.
Managing director of Due North, Alan Gray said: “Our new Contract Search facility is a time-efficient resource that consolidates information about different tenders across the UK in one place.
“We hope that the system will encourage businesses to take a look at the opportunities available, which can often go unnoticed by even the most experienced of suppliers.”
This month also sees the company unveil its new branding, as head of marketing Sarah Harper explained: “With the company approaching its 10th anniversary, we thought the time was right to update and refresh our branding. We enlisted Orange Bus in the re-branding process and they’ve done a great job in interpreting our ideas to produce a modern, eye-catching design.”