More data for less

Open Opportunities
The best alternative to Contracts Advance.

A rival service that really helps you grow. With monthly billing and more data, learn why Open Opportunities is your partner for public sector tendering.

Tender search tools like Open Opportunities and Contracts Advance collect data on public sector tenders and contracts and publish it every day. Users don’t have to search across hundreds of sites, instead they can search one site for the opportunities they need and receive daily alerts for matching opportunities. 

The key difference between services comes down to the amount of data they have and how good their search is. The rest is details. Open Opportunities gathers data from over 740 different public sector tender portals every day. Not only do we have more data than anyone else, we also have better augmentation and more extensive search than rivals like Contracts Advance.

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More data, better search, for less.

What makes
Open Opportunities

We're unstinting in our search for tender data at home and abroad. We then enhance the data to make it easier for our customers to find.

More data, less cost

Want more data than you get with Contracts Advance for less money and without the hard sell? With Open Opportunities you not only get thousands more opportunities every day, you get better search at less than $3 a day.

Better search

We understand search, which is why we use AI to enhance our search and to help you find the best public sector tender opportunities for your business. We add features like categorisation, buyer links and deduplication as standard.

No long-term contracts

With Open Opportunities you’re in control. You can try our full service free for 7 days, then if you like it you can sign up for a monthly or annual fee. Don’t want to commit? Choose monthly and cancel any time before renewal.

The data you need to secure new contracts

Plus all the features you expect
from a tender search service

Everything you need to the right tender opportunities.

Skilled analysts to help

Our team of researchers and analysts have worked on government research projects all around the world. Our team is here to help support your bids.

Email alerts

Being across every opportunity is easy with our daily, weekly or monthly tender email alerts, combined with our full search history, you can be confident that you’ll never miss an opportunity.

Tenders and contracts

Search for tenders, contracts and planning notices across the world. Search by keyword, category, buyer name, supplier name and more.

The Coverage You Need

What if I only want UK opportunities?

No problem.
You can set up your search to default to the UK (or elsewhere).
With competitive monthly fees we're still a better option.

Price promise

Need extra seats?
We'll match CA.

Again, no problem.
You'll get the same number of seats for the same price.
Plus all of the extra data we offer.

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Widely used data

Thousands of companies use our data every day.

Our API already powers some great business opportunity sites.
You've probably already used our data without knowing it.

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Everything you need to know

Feature comparison

How does Open Opportunities stack up against Contracts Advance?

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Open Opportunities

Contracts Advance

Data & Sources

UK tenders & contracts

Development banks

International Agencies (e.g. WHO)

Defence and more (Nato & others)

English language tenders (globally)

Global tenders (all languages)

Some EU data.

Costs & features

Subscription duration

Monthly / Annual


Free trial period

7 days

2 days

License fees

Per seat

Per company

Saved searches

10 per user

8 per company

Search history

1 year history


Integrated FOI requesting

Buyer profiles

Due in May

Costs for 1 user



Costs for 2 users



Pay by card

Costs for 3 or more users (with price match)



Search and AI

Keyword, buyer, country searching

AI powered search algorithms

AI scoring for deduplication

State of the art, multilingual AI categorisation

Open Opportunities vs Contracts Advance

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A single source of truth

If you care about international markets, there is no comparison.

A single search can reveal all of the opportunities your bid team need, as well as all of your competitor's contracts.

Our data harvesting operation runs every day, we fastidiously gather every opportunity from hundreds of sources.

As new opportunities arrive, you can set up daily alerts that highlight the most pertinent records for you and your team.

Our unique search technology combined with help from our expert team will make sure you get only the opportunities you need.

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Frequently Asked Questions

All the answers you're looking for

If you're new or looking for answers to your questions, this guide will help you learn more about our services and their features.

Yes! We've been the prime data provider to Contracts Advance for over seven years. We also provide data to other products, so there's a good chance that you're already using our data without realising it.

Our coverage extends across all available federal sources worldwide and large numbers of local sources.

From the expansive data of the US Federal Government to opportunities emerging in the Falkland Islands, our data is remarkably diverse. Feel free to get in touch with us to inquire about specific sources. If there's a source we're not currently covering, we are more than willing to collaborate with you to incorporate it.

Yes. All of the data that is in Contracts Advance is in Open Opportunities, plus a whole lot more data from around the world that isn't in Contracts Advance, including local and international data.

Great. You can set up your search to include only the UK. All of your subsequent searches will be limited to just the UK.

Whenever you want to look further afield you can change an individual search or reset your default countries. 

With Open Opportunities you're in control. We're here to help you grow, you can decide what you need to see.

Open Opportunities have a rich history of opening up government data worldwide. We are dedicated to continually expanding our data and introducing new features.

We typically add at least three new sources every month and are committed to adding more every month.

Customers are eligible for a 7 day free trial, allowing you to explore our data and test our search capabilities. 

Monthly plans are paid a month in advance using our card payment system. Monthly plans can be cancelled after three months with a month's notice.

Annual plans can be paid in advance by either card or by invoice.

If you're with Contracts Advance we'll promise to match their pricing, so if you need 4 users on the system we'll give you 4 users (and access to all the data we have) for the same price you would pay to Contracts Advance.

This gives you thousands more opportunities and enhanced search capabilities without any additional cost.

Our skilled researchers are on hand to help. We provide help to on-board you, plus an in-app chat service. We're always on hand to help you set up your searches correctly

When you sign up our founder gives you his personal mobile number, so you can call him if you ever need a problem fixed. Our team are dedicated to helping you win new business.

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