Businesses in Wolverhampton are being given advice on how to compete for work to supply goods and services to the city council.

Officers from Wolverhampton City Council's procurement team attended the Women's Forum to give information on the authority's new e-tendering portal.

The portal was launched in November and allows businesses to register for free and get alerts when suitable business opportunities arise with the authority.

It is aimed at making it easier for companies in the city to vie for trade and gives them a single point of reference for all contract opportunities with the council.

Officers will also be visiting the Black Business Network and the Wolverhampton Business Forum later this month to provide information about the system.

Councillor Peter Bilson, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Prosperity, said: "People have asked us to make doing business with the council easier and more efficient; the aim of the new e-tendering portal is to do just that.

"As a council we want businesses to thrive so we are doing all we can to make sure they don't miss out on opportunities."

The Black Business Network will meet on Tuesday 25 March from 6pm to 8pm at GTG Training Academy in Bearing Drive, Wolverhampton.

Anyone wishing to attend this meeting can register by emailing

Wolverhampton Business Forum will be meeting on Thursday 27March from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Ramada Park Hall hotel in Park Drive, Goldthorn Park in Wolverhampton.

Anyone wishing to attend this meeting can register via: Type=links;Linkid=3224;Title=Wolverhampton Business Forum;Target=_blank;

  • released: Monday 17 March, 2014