Collaborator, previously known as Porge Research Collaborator, gives an accurate overview of planned and current procurement activities across the UK’s public sector. By having this foresight, commissioners can enjoy key benefits including reduced time and effort, more informed commissioning and improved tender outcomes.

Validate & challenge the status quo

Inform your approach with the latest Procurement and Commissioning strategies from your peers.


Share specifications and combine buying power to eliminate duplicated effort.

Cost-saving opportunities

Identify potential partnerships to leverage cost benefit.

Improving procurement efficiency and decision-making

Collaborator helps you identify and approach organisations that are undertaking similar initiatives. By sharing experiences, specifications and even contract documents you can simplify and accelerate the procurement process. Equally, Collaborator allows organisations to challenge the status quo and think further ahead opening up the potential for joint-commissioning with all the associated gains in cost-savings and efficiency. Derived from over thousands of forward decision-making documents from across 1000+ organisations, Collaborator provides invaluable data and insight across a number of key categories, including:

● IT & BPO
● Buildings
● Health & Social Care
● Waste & Environment
● Highways & Transport

Providing the UK’s most reliable and trusted record of pre-procurement activity, Collaborator helps streamline procurement and unlock opportunities to generate time and cost savings.



I use Collaborator personally around the Health and Social Care market.

“A lot of commissioning is planned way in advance, so understanding the intentions of those commissioners without having to sift through hours of committee papers and speculative looking on councils’ websites, Collaborator really helps to draw that information together and save hours of time and trouble.
Recently, I was looking at the council’s intentions around purchasing equipment to support people in their own homes and Collaborator identified a particular council, who we’ve since contacted and secured as a direct result of this intelligence. Typically, those sorts of contracts are worth several hundred thousand pounds upwards, which means that we will speed up their potential procurement process and earn some reasonable rebate from that.”

Andy Perrins. Category Manager.

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