UK’s OJEU Replacement Service Confirmed


Contracting authorities currently use the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) to advertise contracts and publish e-notices for procurement of goods and services.

The government has introduced a new e-notification service, this will replace the current OJEU service. The UK “Find a Tender” will replace UK’s OJEU and will be used to advertise contracts and provide information on contract updates such as award dates and any modifications. The service will be available from 1 January 2021.


Contracting Authorities – what do you need to do?

Contracting authorities should continue to publish notices in OJEU as normal.


Those registered on the current UK Contracts Finder service will automatically have an account on the ‘Find a Tender’ service when it goes live.

However, if you do not already have an account, please register using this link.


If you use a procurement portal which includes an e-sending service, then you should enquire whether that service is preparing to be compatible with the Find a Tender service from January 2021.  

There is no need to do this with the following eSenders who have already confirmed that they will be compatible:

  • Adam
  • ADB (UK) Limited
  • Atamis Limited
  • BiP Solutions
  • Delta
  • European Dynamics
  • EU Supply
  • In-Tend Ltd
  • Jaggaer
  • Millstream Associates (part of Proactis)
  • Proactis
  • Sourcedogg
  • Wax Digital


Bidders – what do you need to do?

Bidding entities should continue to search for opportunities using OJEU and Contracts Finder for now. If you are not currently registered on Contracts Finder then you should create an account now using this link.


It is likely that suppliers’ details will be migrated across to the new service when it goes live though this has yet to be confirmed.


UK specific and lower value contracting opportunities will continue to be advertised on the existing portals Contracts Finder, MOD Defence Contracts Online, Public Contracts Scotland, Sell2Wales and eTendersNI.


For more information or procurement advice, please contact Lorraine Hayes.