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CompeteFor Overview

CompeteFor is a free service that enables businesses to compete for contract opportunities linked to major public and private sector buying organisations.

"...over 100 major UK investment projects as potential partners for the CompeteFor programme."

CompeteFor has identified over 100 major UK investment projects as potential partners for the CompeteFor programme. These targeted potential partners and their related supply chains are in addition to the existing partner projects, which include Crossrail and the transformation of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. More projects using CompeteFor means more opportunities will become available.

"...the CompeteFor programme will deliver innovative supply chain development services as a living legacy of the London 2012Games."

Below are details of the Vision, Mission, Pillars and Objectives which CompeteFor have learned and developed as a legacy of participation in the London 2012 supply chain development. It is on this experience and capabilities that the CompeteFor programme will deliver innovative supply chain development services as a living legacy of the London 2012Games

Our Vision

“CompeteFor’s vision is to deliver sustainable and measurable economic growth and community benefits”

Our vision is for CompeteFor to deliver sustainable and measurable economic growth and community benefits through the opening up of major supply chains arising from capital expenditure projects , enabling SMEs and local businesses to take advantage of these business to business opportunities and build their capacity.

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Our Mission

“Our mission is for CompeteFor to be the UK’s National Supply Chain Portal”

Our mission for CompeteFor is to be the UK’s National Supply Chain Portal for major capital infrastructure projects and national buying programmes.

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Our Pillars

The 6 pillars or themes which CompeteFor will champion and deliver in the development of supply chains to achieve economic growth and community benefit are:

  • Delivering Transparency — Giving suppliers the chance to win opportunities within major supply chains
  • Local & SME engagement — Helping identify and develop potential suppliers to be business ready and fit to supply with a special focus on participation by SMEs and local businesses.
  • Driving Innovation and Value — Promoting competition in supply chains as a driver to both innovation and better value for money.
  • Enablement and Capacity Building — Providing both suppliers and buyers the tools, ‘know how’ and experience to achieve their goals in competitive procurements.
  • Supplier Diversity — Helping identify and develop potential suppliers from all business types, sizes, locations and ownership profiles which provides true competition and choice for buyers
  • Supply Chain Visibility — Providing buyers real time visibility and management information on the tiered supply chain to support forward planning and risk management

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Our Objectives

CompeteFor was originally set up to:

  • Ensure accessibility and transparency of new supply chain opportunities arising from the London 2012 Games
  • Maximise diversity of businesses contributing to the London 2012 programme
  • Create a legacy of increased business capacity and expertise

To deliver against our new pillars of supply chain development, we have developed a new set of detailed objectives.

Delivering Transparency

  • Provide transparency of new business opportunities arising from publicly funded capital projects
  • Promote the opening up of new business opportunities at every level of a capital project’s supply chain
  • Improve market knowledge and promote expertise

SME and Local Business Engagement

  • Facilitate the development of UK businesses by promoting links to business support services
  • Allow SMEs and local businesses access to major capital infrastructure project’s supply chains

Driving Innovation & Value

  • Ignite innovation and invigorate competition
  • Promote new approaches, products and services
  • Improve value for money for public sector investments

Enablement and Capacity Building

  • Build a business network to ensure a lasting legacy of the London 2012 Games
  • Facilitate access to key decision maker suppliers and buyers
  • Support for buyers and suppliers – training, advice and support desk
  • Enable economic development and environmental and social sustainability
  • Support job creation and retention

Supplier Diversity

  • Provide buyers with access to a wide and diverse network of business expertise
  • Maximise the range and diversity of suppliers benefiting from capital project spend
  • Provide opportunities for all sizes, backgrounds and types of businesses
  • Increase prime contractor supplier choice

Supply Chain Visibility

  • Visibility of supply chain opportunities through genuine calls for competition
  • Strategic and operational support for buying programmes wishing to open up supply chains
  • Develop new prime and subcontractor Supply-chain relationships

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Benefits

  • Provides suppliers with access to a range of business opportunities across a variety of sectors and industries
  • Enables businesses to identify potential partners for the formation of consortia
  • Provides buyers with access to a wider, more diverse supplier base, and the tools to shortlist suppliers to meet their specific need.
  • Businesses can find out who has been shortlisted for and awarded contracts for opportunities advertised on CompeteFor
  • All parts of the UK have won contracts, with around two thirds of contracts awarded to CompeteFor suppliers located outside of London. View a small selection of CompeteFor suppliers from across the UK that have won a contract

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Additional Services

Buyers

As a registered user on CompeteFor, you can publish an opportunity and create a shortlist of potential suppliers that match the criteria essential for a contract.

You can also use Delta eSourcing to carry out the remainder of the procurement process online after the CompeteFor short listing stage.

Delta eSourcing is an easy-to-use solution, comprising of Tender Manager, Supplier Manager, Contract Manager, Collaboration Manager, Buyer Portal and eAuctions and delivers full UK and EU compliance in a securely hosted, auditable and protected environment.

Find out more about how to streamline the tendering process using Delta eSourcing

Suppliers

As a registered supplier on CompeteFor, you receive free access to supply chain opportunities published by organisations such as Transport for London, Crossrail and the Greater London Authority and their tiered suppliers.

Receive even more business opportunities by Registering for FREE on CompeteFor and activating the Supply Service.

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Delivering

  • Over 170,000 businesses registered on the website
  • In excess of 13,000 business opportunities have been made available
  • Approximately 75% of contracts awarded to CompeteFor suppliers have gone to businesses declaring themselves as a small or medium sized enterprise (SME)
  • All parts of the UK have won contracts, with around two thirds of contracts awarded to CompeteFor suppliers located outside of London. View a small selection of CompeteFor suppliers from across the UK that have won a contract

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