International Tenders

Grow your export business through procurement

International tenders are an opportunity for business undertakings to expand into new markets. In particular, “public procurement is a negotiating area gaining in importance at multilateral and bilateral level, as evidenced by a brief review of procurement provisions in existing trade agreements.” (International Public Procurement: From scant facts to hard data, Lucian Cernat and Zornitsa Kutlina-Dimitrova, April 2015). Governments are usually the largest purchasers of goods and services, with billions spent, and contracts accounting for as much as 15-20% of the GDP worldwide. Contract opportunities in this regard, are therefore considered as increasingly important for global economic growth and international trade.

TradeMalta is here to support Malta-based companies to identify and maximise international contract opportunities, especially those available through the global public sector.

ITC Procurement Map

TradeMalta’s website provides free and direct access to the Procurement Map of the International Centre (ITC) which contains detailed information for open public tenders and contract awards from around the world. This tool offers exporters a route to foster entrepreneurship and to seek new market opportunities. Users can easily identify potential buyers thanks to an intuitive search based on target country and economic sector.

Registered users can access this tool through the ITC Trade Map portal available on our website:

International Trade Promotion Scheme

In certain cases, Malta-based companies may also be eligible to receive assistance under Schedule H of the International Trade Promotion Scheme of TradeMalta. This scheme offers financial support with regards to:

  1. Fees to purchase the tender specifications;
  2. A one-time travel and per diem costs covering one (1) representative (employee or director) of an eligible undertaking to attend a meeting which is considered as relevant to the implementation of the submission of the tender.

Eligible tenders include those issued by nation states, EU, UN or other international bodies. The tender in question is subject to approval by TradeMalta as part of an application process. Details of the scheme can be obtained by contacting TradeMalta during office hours on (+356) 2247 2400 or via email at

Other Tendering Opportunity Websites

TED is the online version of the ‘Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union’, dedicated to European public procurement.

Contracts Finder lets you search for information about contracts worth over £10,000 with the UK government and its agencies.

Use the Find a Tender service to search and apply for high value contracts (usually above £118,000) in the UK’s public and utilities sectors. Find a Tender has replaced the EU’s Tenders Electronic Daily from 1 January 2021 for high value contracts in the UK.

Free access to public contract opportunities across Scotland.

Access tendering opportunities with public sector bodies in Wales

Electronic Tendering site which allows supplying organisations to take part in tender opportunities led by Northern Ireland Public Sector and Regulated Contracting Authorities, through which all procurement is channelled.

eTendersNI advertises opportunities for providing goods, services and works to Northern Ireland government department, agencies and arms-length bodies.

Provides effective and quality expert procurement services and business advice to UN headquarters and other UN organisations.

Becoming a member of the UNDB global network provides access to the latest tenders for international projects, information on official business opportunities, and projects in the pipeline. UNDB is the official source for international procurement information from major multilateral development banks.

AfricaGateway is a leading platform with complete information on Africa business and growth opportunities. the platform provides information on government tenders online from all the sectors and countries of Africa.

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