Published date: 5 November 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: 3 December 2018

Contract summary

Industry

  • Software package and information systems - 48000000

  • Administration services - 75100000

  • Legislative services - 75111200

    • Administrative housing services - 75123000

    • Government services - 75131000

Location of contract

RG1 2LU

Value of contract

£16,000,000 to £19,000,000

Procurement reference

RBC 00000449

Published date

5 November 2018

Closing date

3 December 2018

Contract start date

1 June 2019

Contract end date

31 May 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Competitive procedure with negotiation (OJEU)

Anyone may ask to participate, but only those who are pre-selected will be invited to submit initial tenders and to negotiate.

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

No

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No


Description

Reading Borough Council wish to invite tenders from suitable companies (Partners) for the delivery of services related to the collection of Council Tax, Business Rates, Administration of Housing Benefits and assessment of Financial Benefits for Adult Social Care and associated activities.


More information

Links

Additional text

Organisations interested in expressing an interest in this procurement should download the procurement documents which are available on the Council`s e-tendering system at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/readingbc/aspx/Home and complete as instructed.

The Portal is free of charge - to register please follow the supplier registration guidance which is available on the Portal. Contractors wishing to be considered for this tendering opportunity must complete the tender documents and return them electronically via the Council`s e-tendering portal.

Please note: you must register your interest via the Council`s e-tendering portal if you intend to submit a tender. Interested parties must log onto the Council`s e-tendering portal at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/readingbc, to express an interest and download the procurement documents. All communications regarding this procurement exercise will be conducted through the Council`s e-tendering portal including requests for clarifications or general enquiries. The procurement documents will be available for download up until the closing time and date for tender submissions, it is the organisation`s responsibility to ensure that they download the documents in ample time to ensure that they can be completed and returned electronically, along with supporting documents, prior to the closing time and date stipulated. Before completing the tender, potential providers/suppliers should ensure that the e-mail address that has been used to register their organisation will be checked regularly as the Council`s e-tendering system will generate automatic notifications to this e-mail address when there are updates, changes or messages sent relating to the project. Potential bidders should also check that their organisation`s details are correct and kept up to date.

Technical questions and assistance regarding the use and operation of the Portal should be addressed to the In-Tend Help Desk - e-mail: support@in-tend.co.uk, telephone number +44 8442728810.


Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No


About the buyer

Contact name

John Littlefair

Address

Bridge Street
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 2LU
United Kingdom

Telephone

0118 9372568

Email

john.littlefair@reading.gov.uk