Published date: 24 September 2019

Last edited date: 24 September 2019

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 October 2019

Contract summary


  • Computer platforms - 30211300

  • Software package and information systems - 48000000

  • Transaction-processing software package - 48217000

    • Internet and intranet software package - 48220000

    • IT software package - 48517000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

24 September 2019

Closing date

3 October 2019

Contract start date

8 October 2019

Contract end date

7 October 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Portsmouth City Council ('the council') is inviting quotations from suitably qualified suppliers to provide an online digital crowdfunding platform.

2.1. Crowdfunding allows groups to upload project ideas onto an online platform which can attract funding from a wide range of individual, business and public body supporters, including the City Council utilising its grant funding. The online platform will provide a single point of entry, and each with different criteria, application forms, maximum award values and decision making processes. Challenges of complexity, risks of duplication, lack of consistency and reducing budgets have resulted in a new approach needing to be adopted.

The benefits of moving to a crowdfunding model include:

i. Funds go further as the City Council will not be the only contributors to a single eligible project and will therefore be able to award grant funding to more projects.
ii. Greater visibility for groups on the platform increasing opportunities to secure funds from a range of sources.
iii. An opportunity to attract key partners for joint funding. Community initiatives from banks, Solent LEP grants, Princes Trust Funds, etc to encourage activity (e.g. local regeneration, parks, sports and leisure, SME start-up and growth). Local businesses may put funds on the platform as a way to fulfil their corporate social responsibility aspirations.
iv. Ease of tracking and monitoring the available requests and the contributions being offered
v. Improving awareness of issues that are important to local communities
vi. A collaborative approach to problem solving alongside residents, partners agencies and businesses.

Portsmouth City Council therefore requires a dedicated, online, digital Portsmouth crowdfunding presence, in order to streamline requests for support for community projects, as well as transform the way the City Council engages with the community.

More information


Additional text

Portsmouth City Council is currently in the process of seeking expressions of interest for the following project -Provision of an online digital crowdfunding platform.

The full details and ability to express an interest will be via our e-sourcing system Intend. This filepath will take you to the relevant area of Intend,

Once on the page you can either scroll down or use the search function to find the relevant project.

Should you have any problems with the above link, please contact us on 023 9268 8235 or email:

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

Procurement Service


Guildhall Square
United Kingdom


023 9268 8235