COMPANIES are being given a boost and the opportunity for millions of pounds of business thanks to a new website launched by the County Council.
Source Cambridgeshire is a new website that acts as a central point for businesses to see and bid for contract opportunities being advertised by public services in the county.
Local businesses are being urged to sign up for the site which not only helps companies bid for contracts but will provide savings for Cambridgeshire’s councils and public services.
This means that no matter what size the business is they have easy access to new opportunities.
The portal is part of Cambridgeshire’s drive to make sure the County is open for business and to provide opportunities for companies and therefore grow the local economy.
In 2010/11 Cambridgeshire County Council supported 840 small or medium businesses in Cambridgeshire.
The site is a self service, interactive website where Cambridgeshire councils or public services register and place notices of procurement and contract opportunities. Businesses and other organisations can register and receive email alerts for any procurement opportunities in their chosen area of business.
The procurement opportunities can be anything from organisations seeking quotes, to full scale formal EU tender processes.
Cambridgeshire County Council Leader Nick Clarke, said: “Making it easier for companies and organisations to access and bid for contracts is not only good for business but good for Cambridgeshire public services. It means smaller businesses who have less resources can be on the same footing as larger ones when it comes to bidding for business from Cambridgeshire public services. Cambridgeshire is truly open for business and we are doing all we can do to help our economy thrive which in turn means jobs and prosperity for our community’s.”
Source Cambridgeshire can be accessed at www.sourcecambridgeshire.co.uk or on the County Council’s website www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk