New partnership is expected to bring 500 million euros yearly through the platform TendersPage. This amount would generate six times more markets for the private sector.
Strasbourg, France (April 25, 2017)— TendersPage is pleased to announce the signing of a twenty-year
partnership agreement with the Canadian company Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). TendersPage is
the world’s largest supplier of public tenders, featuring 50,000 daily procurements from 1,700,000
purchasing entities, in over 145 languages.
The partnership between TendersPage, headquartered in Strasbourg, France and TEC’s RFP Alert Services
division, operating out of Montreal, Canada will help European companies find more opportunities to
bid on government and private sector contracts on the other side of the Atlantic. European firms will
have easier access to tenders across Canada and around the globe, while Canadian firms can leverage an
experienced tenders expert in order to streamline entry into the European Union (UE) as well as Global
TendersPage and RFP Alert Services have developed all the technology required to connect the two
platforms, effectively creating the world’s most comprehensive point of access for public tenders.
The partnership comes in advance of the European Union- Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade
Agreement (CETA), expected to be ratified in 2017. CETA will foster and encourage bilateral EU- Canadian
trade by almost completely eliminating tariffs between the two trading partners.
It also comes at a time when rising political and economic nationalism in the United States is causing
some Canadian firms to re-evaluate their historical reliance on the American market. The newly
combined TendersPage and RFP Alert Services platform represents a unique opportunity.
The EU is the world’s largest single common market, comprised of 28 member states with a combined
population of over 540 million and a GDP of close to 18 655 billion euros. With a population of 36
million, Canada’s economy is the tenth largest in the world, with an annual GDP of 1,427 billion euros.
As TendersPage CEO Laurent Attali explains, “Our goal is for companies connected to our platform to
reach 500 million euros in public contracts annually on both sides of the Atlantic. As well, we know that
when two companies respond together to a public contract, they continue to collaborate in the private
sector. In fact, for every euro won via public contracts, six times that amount is generated through the
continuation of private contracts.”
TEC CEO and president Yves Payette adds: “We’re excited about providing European and Canadian
companies with better access to government and private sector contracts to bid on. This partnership
allows us to deliver a more comprehensive and effective service—one that will help firms more easily
enter new markets.”
Since 1999, TendersPage has been helping companies around the world detect and respond to
government procurement. Over the years TendersPage has become the most important search engine
for public procurement, with 50,000 global business opportunities detected every day. TendersPage is
used by thousands of companies, large and small, but also governments, export promotion agencies,
and chambers of commerce all over the world. It is an indispensable tool for sales forces.
About RFP Alert Services, a division of TEC
RFP Alert Services, a division of Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), is Canada’s leading provider of
public tenders tracking services and specialized consulting services for companies participating in
government procurement opportunities. Its primary objective is to help companies successfully navigate
the often complex process of bidding on public tenders of all types.
Séverine TEREL – TENDERSPAGE