Contracts search for project: Columbus (formerly Aspire Replacement Programme)


There is not a consistent way of submitting search requests to these databases. Try the suggested search phrase and experiment to find the best results.


Current databases: (all open in new windows opens in new window)

  Find Tender Service (replaced TED in Jan 2021) - try "Columbus (formerly Aspire Replacement )"

  Contracts Finder (from Mar 2015) - try "Columbus (formerly Aspire Replacement )"

  Defence Sourcing Portal (from Feb 2021) - for MOD procurement


Historical databases: (all open in new windows opens in new window)

  TED EU - up to Dec 2020 - try Columbus (formerly Aspire Replacement )

  Contracts Finder Archive - up to Feb 2015 - search is preset to Columbus (formerly Aspire Replacement )

  Defence Contracts Online (up to Feb 2021) - for MOD procurement


Suggested search phrases:

  Exact text:   "Columbus (formerly Aspire Replacement )"

  Any word:   Columbus (formerly Aspire Replacement )

  All words:   Columbus+(formerly+Aspire+Replacement+)

  All words:   "Columbus"AND"(formerly"AND"Aspire"AND"Replacement"AND")"

For FTS & Contracts Finder - copy & paste one of the Search Phrases into the Keywords box, check that the Procurements Stage and Notice Status boxes are ticked appropriately and click Update Results. Repeat with modified Keywords to find the best results.

For TED EU - copy & paste one of the Search Phrases into the Text box, set the Search Scope to All Notices, set the Country box to UK, and click Search. Use Refine Search to repeat with modified search text.


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Acknowledgement: GMPP data has been re-used under the Open Government Licence.