The next step is examining the bill in the Upper House. When this act enters into force, all contracting authorities will be obliged to publish their tender announcements on the website TenderNed.nl.
The adoption of the act will be good news for entrepreneurs. They will be able to find all national and European public calls for tender in a single place. In addition, TenderNed's notification service informs registered users of all relevant contracts published on the website. As a result, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which register with TenderNed will be better able to compete for contracts.
Many contractors already put their contracts out to tender through TenderNed. Currently there are 200, and this number is growing steadily. All ministries have been employing TenderNed since 1 January 2012.
All ministries, provinces, municipalities, water boards, but also hospitals, universities and transport authorities can already publish their calls for tender on TenderNed. Starting from summer 2012, entrepreneurs can undertake the entire tender procedure digitally using TenderNed: from downloading announcements to the submission of tenders and contracting.
- Original news article - TenderNed (in Dutch)
- TenderNed portal (in Dutch)
- Related ePractice case - TenderNed, the Dutch system for e-procurement
- Related ePractice news article - NL: All government departments are ready to use TenderNed eProcurement system
- Background information - ePractice eGovernment Factsheet for the Netherlands