@Directory gets feed by both the @UK PLC Marketplace and the E2class database of products and suppliers from SpendInsight.

The result is a comprehensive supplier directory with over 300,000 suppliers and over 3 million products for sourcing.

The objective is to make it easy for suppliers to pre qualify for tenders, and to source potential suppliers for any project so that all relevant suppliers are informed that they can bid for the work.

One of the significant problems with OJEC process is that often key suppliers miss OJEC notices and so do not bid for projects.  The @Directory aims to ensure that suppliers are aware of projects by allowing buyers to search through all the potential products on the market, and find the relevant suppliers.

e2class helps the process and is designed to allow the discovery of multiple goods and services that are functionally equivalent but with different qualities and prices.

e.g. A replacement printer cartridge has a large number of things that can do the same task.

  • Printer manufacturers cartridge
  • Alternative new cartridges
  • Re-manufactured
  • Refiled
  • Different capacities

Without considering alternative printers.

These all need to be compared on quality of output and other factors before a best value judgement can be made, along with factors regarding the supplier of the cartridge.

e2class aims to capture this information for each item and help provide the information required to automate the process.

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Why Choose @UK?

  • Green Marketplace with over 1 million users
  • Get analysis results fast: fully-automated
  • Guaranteed savings & Immediate business plan
  • Full granular, line-item level reporting
  • Products, categories and suppliers responsible for your procurement carbon footprint
  • Over £120 billion analysed to date
  • Over 290,000 companies formed
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@UK PLC is the leading ecommerce marketplace, with over 1 million users. We believe that @UK PLC has significantly more users than all the other UK marketplaces combined, and that we are probably the largest transactional b2b marketplace providing integrated eCommerce and eProcurement worldwide.

@UK PLC is the first large volume green marketplace with over 3 million products that have carbon footprints. @UK PLC supports businesses from start up through to being members of the fortune 500, and is a leading Company Formation & Company Registration Agent with over 290,000 Limited Companies formed.


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'The project was particularly exciting as it allowed for joint work with leading academics at the University of Reading and Research scientists at @UK PLC. This is one of the largest and most innovative KTP projects ever undertaken and we are very excited by the results. We believe that the new tool is groundbreaking and has come at exactly the right time to help public and private sector organizations achieve savings.'

Professor Mark Bishop, Department of Computing

'It's really useful because we can look at the information from all different angles and it's so easy to use,' says Ms Hamilton. 'It will help us rationalise and standardise our suppliers and products, which in turn means we can get better prices.'

Vicki Hamilton, The Head of Procurement and Supplies for the Outer South East London Shared Procurement
London Procurement Program


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