A Guide to Discovering Database Tenders

Published22nd January 2021 AuthorJohn Hudson

How to save time and effort when bidding for database tenders

Is there a need for database tenders?

Publishing database tenders is an ideal way for organisations to find solutions for their unstructured data. Having data and information represented in a structured format is essential for any business. Databases in general help a company to know more about its performance, estimations, and making plans for the future.

The impact of the digital age has brought an ever-increasing need for faster speed and processing. This means organisations are constantly needing to upgrade and improve their database management systems (DBMS). The self-driving database, one of the newest types of database, has been ground-breaking in its ability to learn autonomously.

Now more than ever people are relying on software to perform tasks which would otherwise have been extremely time-consuming. The pandemic has further increased this demand with people relying on software to work from home. With these new needs for DBMS’s, we predict an increased demand in database tenders.

The tendering process

Once an organisation has discovered the need for a DBMS, it will need to source a specialist provider. Few organisations will have an in-house team to provide this resource. This means they will need to go down the procurement route to find a supplier of these services.

To start, the organisation will release a database tender. This tender will commonly outline the scope of work which needs to be completed, key dates, budgets etc…

Once you, as the supplier, have looked over this information you will be required to enter into the tendering process. Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs) are often used to establish your suitably. From there, you will likely need to complete a mixture of quality and pricing responses. With these responses comes a scoring system. The supplier with the most economically advantageous tender (MEAT), will be awarded the contract.

Where do I find database tenders?  

Sourcing database tenders can be difficult, as it is a time-consuming process. Many suppliers use tendering sites which will compile a list of available tenders. However, even with these time-saving sites, there is still a wide range of choice. When you are looking for a tendering site, make sure you are getting value for your money.

The good news is, at Technology Tenders we pride ourselves in being fantastic value for money. Our time-saving tool helps businesses, of all sizes, to discover and secure tenders.

Examples of past database tenders we have sourced include:

EDisclosure, and eForensics Services, eDisclosure Software and Associated Services

Thames Valley Police- South East- Budget: Undisclosed


Implementation, configuration and maintenance of a logical data warehousing and master data management solution for the Data Analytics Unit in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine- Ireland- Budget:  £508,000


DfE – Invest NI – Access to Trademark Database

CPD – Supplies and Services Division- Northern Ireland- Budget: Undisclosed


E-Procurement and Contracts Database System

Science Museum Group- London- Budget: £30,000


Learner Management System

3D Training- North West- Budget: £5,000


However, you may still be wondering if Technology Tenders is the perfect tender site for you. To make your life easier we have compiled a list of the top 5 features a tendering site should have. We are confident Technology Tenders will surpass the mark.

  1. Manual tracking

Research has shown that over a third of tender opportunities are being missed due to dreaded CPV codes. This means you will be receiving tenders which are irrelevant and waste your time. This is because the database tenders are likely being categorised incorrectly, meaning you are missing out on potential business opportunities.

What is the alternative to CPV codes? Manual Tracking!

At Technology Tenders, we don’t rely on CPV codes to source tenders for our clients. We have a team of opportunity trackers who manually read and upload tenders by sector, location, budget and keywords. This way, you can simply enter the keywords that best describe your services. It also eliminates the need for you to have an understanding of common procurement vocabulary (CPV) codes.

Our manual tracking ultimately saves you time, and effort in searching for database tenders.

  1. User friendly

A function of a tendering site that many procurement groups neglect is its ability to be user friendly. As a business who works in technology, you will understand better than anyone the need for user-friendly platforms. Having unique functions to suit your businesses’ needs should be high on your list of requirements for a tendering site.

As explained, Technology Tenders gives you the ability to search sector, location, budget and keywords. Having this search function means you can tailor your tender search to your business needs. Technology Tenders also can save tenders to your favourites and keep track of your bidding progress.

We are also aware that remote working has changed the way businesses operate. Our portal allows multiple colleagues to access to your account. Each colleague can then view tenders and assign tasks to ensure you can tender from home effectively. 

  1. Account management 

Tendering can be a daunting process. From procurement vocabulary to submitting a bid, it can seem as though you’ve been thrown in at the deep end.

Part of your subscription with Technology Tenders gives you access to a dedicated account manager. It is your account manager’s job to offer advice regarding the tendering process. They will also be on hand to resolve any technical issues. Ultimately, you will be supported for the entirety of your subscription with us. 

  1. Learning tools

Another much-neglected feature of tendering sites is the ability to access learning tools. These tools should provide easily accessible responses to tendering questions. They should also offer bespoke support from a team of experts.

If you follow our Hudson Insight Series, you will already know we constantly create content to support your tendering journey. Our team of experts aim to provide all the guidance and support you need. 

  1. Expert bid support 

With any good tendering site should come a team of expert bid writers to help secure your database tenders.

Hudson Succeed, our bid writing division, offers you this support by providing businesses with an outsourced approach to tender management. Our team proudly holds an 87% bid success rate.

Are you new to tendering? Do you struggle to see success from your tendering efforts? Will you require support on an ad-hoc basis? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then get in touch with our team at Hudson Succeed.

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As you can see, Technology Tenders offers all of these features and more.

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