Published date: 28 July 2020

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Opportunity (published 7 August 2020)

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Contract summary


  • Software package and information systems - 48000000

  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support - 72000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

28 July 2020

Approach to market date

28 July 2020

Contract start date

1 October 2020

Contract end date

2 October 2020

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The British Council is currently seeking a suitable provider to deliver a student management system (SMS) which can support its planned global network of approximately 500,000 students studying in 50 countries in over 170 locations. The system should be capable of supporting web-based registration and payment as well as over the counter functions. We are seeking a secure system that will comply with UK GDPR regulatory requirements.

British Council would encourage the suppliers who are interested in this contracting opportunity to submit the Non-Disclosure Agreement asap via the British Council portal as an attachment using the correspondence tab and not to upload the document as a tender return.

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Spend profile

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Financial year Budget
2020/2021 £0

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10 Spring Gardens