42. OPPORTUNI OPPORTUNI seeks to make the entire process of bidding for public sector contracts more open, straightforward and affordable Alec Hawley October 1, 2021 2 min read About us Startups was founded over 20 years ago by a multi-time entrepreneur. Today, our expert team of writers, researchers, and editors work to provide our 4 million readers with useful tips and information, as well as running award-winning campaigns. This article was authored by: Alec Hawley Founders: Tim Ward and Bill MacGregorFounded: 2020Website: opportuni.co.ukMeet the “Tinder for tenders” that wants to open up new opportunities for SMEsBidding for public sector contracts is a nightmare. Whether it's councils, the NHS or even government tenders, there are over 3,000 portals in the UK to monitor, and a specialised, technical application process that is a massive barrier to entry for small businesses.OPPORTUNI wants to fix this by matching UK businesses with tender opportunities that match their skills, and then teaching them how to bid successfully or connecting them with skilled and experienced bid writers that know how to navigate the process. OPPORTUNI's fees are a drop in the ocean compared to the £30,000 plus it would cost to hire a full-time bid coordinator To use the service, businesses pay either £150 per month + VAT or an annual fee of £1,500 + VAT that includes a free bid consultation.However, as OPPORTUNI points out, this is a drop in the ocean compared to the £30,000 plus it would cost to hire a full-time bid coordinator. And for this relatively modest fee, your business gets access to a whole new world of opportunities to take your business to the next level. OPPORTUNI has expanded at a seriously impressive rate, with over 500% growth recorded in the past six months alone. Since launching in March 2020, OPPORTUNI has expanded at a seriously impressive rate, with over 500% growth recorded in the past six months alone.In the UK, the company’s drive to democratise public sector bidding fits neatly with the government’s levelling up agenda and OPPORTUNI is poised to launch in the US in October.This North East startup is seriously going places and could well be a fixture in the Startups 100 for years to come. What Does Your Business Need Help With? Project Planning Creating a Website Business Loan Business Bank Account Get Started Startups.co.uk can help your business succeed At Startups.co.uk, we're here to help small UK businesses to get started, grow and succeed. As well as rounding up some of the biggest success stories in our annual Startups 100 list, we have resources to help new businesses get off the ground. Share this post facebook twitter linkedin Tags startups100 Alec Hawley Alec is Startups’ resident expert on politics and finance. He’s provided live updates on the budget, written guides on investing and property development, and demystified topics like corporation tax, accounting software, and invoice discounting. Before joining, he worked in the media for over a decade, conducting media analysis at Kantar Media and YouGov, and writing a wide variety of freelance pieces.