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How to register: In order to use the e-tendering system, all you will need is a computer with an internet connection and a valid email address. You can register by clicking here Once you have accessed the Pro Contract Opportunities Portal you will be able to access Supplier Guides to help you through the registra- tion process. Should you have any further enquiries about e-tendering to the Univer- sity of Bristol, please contact Richard Lafferty on 0117 331 7295 or email Richard.email@example.com Tips on e-tendering: • Do not fill-in the documents online, save them to your PC first • Do read all the information to ensure that you meet all the requirements before filling-in your response • Do make a note of key dead- lines • Do not alter the original tender documents or any supplied pricing schedules • Do use the online Q&A facility if you have any queries about the process • Do ensure your response is submitted in on time, late re- sponses are rarely accepted • Do not include publicity material in your response unless you have been specifically asked to do so • Do contact the University well in advance of the deadline if you have technical problems or are unable to submit your re- sponse electronically E-Tendering: Information for suppliers Benefits of Registering: • It is free and easy to use • It can be accessed 24 hours a day 7 days per week • You can be notified when new opportuni- ties arise • Communications are tracked in a clear and legally binding audit trail • You will receive email reminders of important deadlines in the tender process • It is more environ- mentally friendly than traditional ten- dering processes • It reduces printing and postage costs • You will receive auto- matic confirmation of receipt of your re- sponse The University of Bristol has recently implemented a new e-tendering system called ‘Pro Contract’ provided by DueNorth. The system will allow suppliers easier access to tenders published by the University. The Pro Contract system is a complete internet based so- lution providing suppliers with a secure and easy to use e- tendering solution. The system allows the University to ad- vertise new tender opportunities and suppliers to ex- change tender and quotation documentation with us. The system will become the central point of reference for tender opportunities for the University. The key benefit of this will be that registered suppliers will no longer need to search various media in order to look for new business opportunities advertised by us and poten- tially missing out on new business opportunities which may be relevant to them. The system also enables the exchange of quotation and tender information between the Univer- sity and suppliers online, ensuring a consistent, open and non-discriminatory tender process What is e-tendering? E-tendering is a process which allows suppliers and buyers to share infor- mation on tender opportunities via the use of internet based technologies. Opportunities can be advertised, ten- dered and awarded all within the same system.