Published date: 11 July 2018

Last edited date: 11 July 2018

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 20 July 2018

Contract summary


  • Hardware - 44316400

  • Web server software package - 48222000

  • IT software package - 48517000

    • Hardware installation services - 51611100

    • Systems consultancy services - 72246000

    • Systems support services - 72253200

    • Software-related services - 72260000

    • Software support services - 72261000

    • Software development services - 72262000

    • Software supply services - 72268000

    • Network management software services - 72511000

Location of contract

B4 7WB

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

11 July 2018

Closing date

20 July 2018

Contract start date

3 September 2018

Contract end date

30 September 2018

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type


Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Following the successful launch event in May, Birmingham City Council would like to invite suppliers to engage in a soft market testing exercise for our upcoming Office Productivity & End User Devices procurement.

We are seeking input from potential bidders to indicate the options and costs for:

a) The provision of support services
b) The provision of End User Device Hardware
c) The project to Upgrade to Windows 10

These services may be delivered as a single managed service, or by multiple suppliers delivering 1 or more of the above services. There is no preferred solution at this stage.

Suppliers are invited to help shape and inform the Council's approach for this service prior to a full procurement exercise planned for Summer 2018. Additional information and the soft market testing questionnaire are available through In-Tend - the Councils eProcurement portal.

Registration and use of in-tend is free. All correspondence for this procurement process must be via the in-tend correspondence function. If you are unable to register with in-tend please either email us at or call 0121 464 8000.

If you are interested in tendering please click on the following link to access the Council's tender Portal:-. and submit your details to register as a potential bidder. We will send you a log on and password so you can download the soft market testing documents and questionnaire.

Your completed questionnaire should be returned by 3pm 20 July 2018 via the 'in-tend' system

More information


Additional text

If you are interested in tendering please click on the following link to access Birmingham City Council's tender Portal.

Delivery Notes


Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

David Waddington


10 Woodcock Street
West Midlands
B4 7WB
United Kingdom


0121 303 4106