Supplying the public sector after the end of the Transition Period

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The transition period ends on 31st December 2020 and it's essential that your business is ready for the UK’s new relationship with the EU.

One of the many changes to occur from this date is the way that opportunities to supply the UK public sector are advertised. From 23:00 on 31 December 2020, the Government will publish information on public sector contract opportunities in the UK, on the new Find a Tender Service (FTS):

  1. FTS is free to use and replaces the role of Tenders Electronic Daily, the Official Journal of the EU (OJEU/TED) for procurements in the UK.
  2. FTS will work alongside existing procurement portals such as Contracts Finder, MOD Defence Contracts Online, Public Contracts Scotland, Sell2Wales and eTendersNI which can be used to access a wide range of opportunities to supply the public sector.
  3. Existing Contracts Finder account holders will be able to use the same login credentials for Find a Tender. You can register now in preparation for its launch on 31st December.

If you wish to access public sector contract opportunities in the EU, you may continue to do so via OJEU/TED. Information about procurements launched by UK contracting authorities before 23:00 on 31st December 2020 will be available via OJEU/TED or the existing portals mentioned above. Further guidance is available here. Enquiries can be directed to info@crowncommercial.gov.uk

visit www.brexithub.org or use the checker tool at gov.uk/transition.


For further details on other changes you need to make ahead of the end of the transition period, visit our new BREXITHUB.

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 April 2021.

Claims for furlough days in December 2020 must be made by 14 January 2021.

You can no longer submit claims for claim periods ending on or before 31 October 2020