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As per the CPP Portal homepage, more than 1 lakh government tenders are floated every month! Not surprisingly, both small and large enterprises explore tendering opportunities to grow their business. And considering the numbers of tenders floated, it can get overwhelming for businesses to find and apply for the right tenders. One smart move is to apply for tenders by city, i.e., identify the top 10 city tenders in India and apply for the most relevant ones. This will reduce mass competition and keep you focused on the right eTenders.

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But how to find the latest city tenders? Here we take a look at the list of top cities with government tenders in India for you to explore. City tenders also include tenders by local government (e.g., tenders by Local Self Government Department in Kerala) and city municipality bodies.

On that note, let us take a look at the top cities in India with online tender opportunities.

Top 10 cities with tenders in India – An introduction

In our previous article, we have shared the list of top 10 states for tenders in India. In this section, we will take a look at the most popular cities with tenders.

Note:

  • For convenience and wider coverage, we will look at the cities by region – North, South, East and North-East, and West and Central India.
  • To compile the list, we will refer to Tata nexarc – an online B2B digital platform for MSME growth. To learn more about the tenders published you can register on the platform and activate a subscription for Tenders.

Top 10 city tenders in North and North-West India

Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) are some of the states in Northern and North-Western India. You can visit the CPP Portal to find tenders specific to these states. In most cases, you can register for the state portals via the CPP to find and bid for state tenders (Note: you will have to register for the portals, e.g., Rajasthan eTender portal registration, Chandigarh eProcurement portal registration etc.).

Listed below are the top cities in Northern India with government e-Tender opportunities.

City name Nos. of tenders Top tender authorities
New Delhi tenders 3,796 ·       Northern Railways

·       Municipal Corporation of Delhi

·       Public Works Department (also read about how to find latest PWD Delhi tenders)

Jaipur tenders 1,876 ·       Jaipur Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited

·       Jaipur Municipal Corporation

·       North Western Railways

Jammu tenders 1,332 ·       Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department

·       Forest Department

·       Jammu Municipal Corporation

Lucknow tenders 1,248 ·       North Eastern Railways

·       Department of Medical Education

·       Uttar Pradesh Co-operative Sugar Factories Federation Limited

Pulwama tenders 1,197 ·       Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department

·       Department of Soil and Water Conservation

·       Command Area Development Authority

Jodhpur tenders 985 ·       Public Works Department

·       Panchayat Samiti

·       Department of Panchayat Raj

Udhampur tenders 941 ·       Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department

·       Military Engineer Services

·       Indian Army

Ajmer tenders 769 ·       Municipal Corporation

·       Public Works Department

·       North Western Railways

Dehradun tenders 710 ·       Ministry of Defence

·       Military Engineer Services

·       Uttarakhand Jai Vidyut Nigam Limited

Kanpur tenders 701 ·       Ministry of Defence

·       Indian Institute of Technology

·       Employees State Insurance Corporation

*Numbers in June 2023. Numbers are indicative and change as per tender due dates. Please check Tata nexarc website or CPP Portal for the latest numbers.

Top 10 city tenders in South India

The government of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh announce tender opportunities across agriculture, textile, construction, civil works and more throughout the year. You can register on the eProcurement websites (e.g., Kerala eProcurement portal registration, Andhra Pradesh tender portal login etc.) to find tenders specific to cities and states.

Below is a list of the top 10 cities in southern India with government contracts for you to explore:

City name Nos. of tenders Top tender authorities
Hyderabad tenders 1,302 ·       Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation

·       South Central Railways

·       Ministry of Defence

Chennai tenders 1,270 ·       Southern Railway

·       Integral Coach Factory

·       Corporation of Chennai

Thiruvananthapuram tenders 749 ·       Local Self Government Department

·       Department of Space

·       Indian Space Research Organisation

Visakhapatnam tenders 876 ·       Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation

·       Ministry of Defence

·       Military Engineer Services

Ernakulam tenders 463 ·       Ministry of Defence

·       Municipal Corporation

·       Indian Navy

Kochi tenders 395 ·       Military Engineer Services

·       Kochi Metro Rail Limited

·       Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

Tirupati tenders 297 ·       Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams

·       Panchayat Raj Engineering Department

·       South Central Railways

Vijayawada tenders 292 ·       South Central Railways

·       Vijayawada Municipal Corporation

·       Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Limited

Coimbatore tenders 251 ·       Town Panchayats

·       Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department

·       Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited

Salem tenders 224 ·       Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited

·       Southern Railways

·       Town Panchayats

*Numbers in June 2023. Numbers are indicative and change as per tender due dates. Please check Tata nexarc website or CPP Portal for the latest numbers.

Top 10 city tenders in Western and Central India

In this section, we will look at the top cities with tender opportunities in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh among others. From metals and minerals, to agriculture, tourism, construction, civil works, the states publish tenders across numerous sectors. As a bidder you can register on CPP portal or the respective state portals (e.g., Maharashtra tenders portal registration) to access the latest active state and city tenders.

The top city tenders from the region are listed below:

City name Nos. of tenders Top tender authorities
Mumbai tenders 2,889 ·       Municipal Corporation of Mumbai

·       Ministry of Defence

·       Central Railway

Pune tenders 1,499 ·       Military Engineer Services

·       Pune Municipal Corporation (learn how to find and apply for PMC online tenders)

·       Urban Development Department

Ahmedabad tenders 1,135 ·       Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation

·       Western Railway

·       Department of Space

Bhopal tenders 1,034 ·       Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

·       West Central Railway

·       Municipal Corporation

Raipur tenders 878 ·       Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Limited

·       South East Central Railway

·       National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (read to learn about NTPC tenders application)

Nagpur tenders 785 ·       Western Coalfields Limited

·       Village Panchayat

·       Nagpur Municipal Corporation

Gwalior tenders 585 ·       Municipal Corporation

·       Urban Administration and Development Department

·       Ministry Of Defence

Vadodara tenders 568 ·       Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan

·       Western Railway

·       Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOC)

Nashik tenders 530 ·       Village Panchayat

·       Rural Development Department

·       Ministry of Defence

Surat tenders 460 ·       Road and Building Department

·       Surat Municipal Corporation

·       Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Limited

*Numbers in June 2023. Numbers are indicative and change as per tender due dates. Please check Tata nexarc website or CPP Portal for the latest numbers.

Top 10 city tenders in Eastern and North-Eastern India

The states of West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Assam, Bihar, Mizoram, Meghalaya are some of the states that make up the east and north-eastern part of India. The north-eastern states have comparatively lesser tenders released than the eastern states. There are tenders across textile, agriculture, metals, and other sectors that are floated for these areas. As a bidder, you need to register on the CPP portal or the state tender portal (e.g., Jharkhand government tender portal registration) to apply for tenders by city that match your business needs.

Listed below are the top states with tenders in eastern and north-eastern India:

City name Nos. of tenders Top tender authorities
Kolkata tenders 2,821 ·       Kolkata Municipal Corporation

·       Public Works Department

·       Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority

Ranchi tenders 665 ·       Central Coalfields Limited (read to learn about how to find CCL tenders)

·       South Eastern Railways

·       Birla Institute of Technology

Bhubaneshwar tenders 628 ·       East Coast Railway

·       Ministry Of Mines

·       Bhubaneswar Development Authority

Dhanbad tenders 581 ·       Bharat Coking Coal Limited

·       East Central Railway

·       Eastern Coal Fields Limited

Bardhaman tenders 554 ·       Public Health Engineering Department

·       Eastern Coal Fields Limited

·       Zilla Parishad

Patna tenders 489 ·       East Central Railway

·       North Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited

·       Building Construction Department

Guwahati tenders 432 ·       Indian Institute of Technology

·       Indian Oil Corporation Limited

·       Northeast Frontier Railway

Murshidabad tenders 429 ·       Zilla Parishad

·       West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited

·       Department of Municipal Affairs

Burdwan tenders 427 ·       Eastern Coal Fields Limited

·       Public Health Engineering Department

·       District Magistrate

Howrah tenders 422 ·       Public Health Engineering Department

·       Eastern Railway

·       Public Works Department

*Numbers in June 2023. Numbers are indicative and change as per tender due dates. Please check Tata nexarc website or CPP Portal for the latest numbers.

Tenders by city – Wrapping up

As a potential bidder, it’s natural for you to ask as to why you should bid for tenders by cities. There’s no simple answer, but the benefits can be many.

  • City tenders allow you to apply for tenders that’s closer to your existing market. This means that you understand the market, have contacts with local vendors and suppliers, can reduce transportation costs, and procure quality products easily.
  • The top cities with tenders have numerous opportunities floated throughout the year. This means that you get multiple opportunities to apply for government tenders. If you can win a couple of them, it will help your brand to build credibility and increase your chances of winning more tenders in the future.
  • City tenders also enable you to build a strong portfolio/work experience of working in the region. Moreover, city tenders help to create employment opportunities and promote local businesses.

On Tata nexarc, you can also find tenders by top industry and tenders by top state to explore new opportunities and grow your business.

Sohini Banerjee

Sohini is a seasoned content writer with 12 years’ experience in developing marketing and business content across multiple formats. At Tata nexarc, she leverages her skills in crafting curated content on the Indian MSME sector, steel procurement, and logistics. In her personal time, she enjoys reading fiction and being up-to-date on trends in digital marketing and the Indian business ecosystem.