Published date: 25 September 2020

Last edited date: 6 October 2020

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: 12 October 2020, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Vitamins - 33616000

  • Administrative healthcare services - 75122000

  • Health and social work services - 85000000

    • Health services - 85100000

    • Community health services - 85323000

Location of contract

B4 7WB

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

25 September 2020

Closing date

12 October 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

1 November 2020

Contract end date

31 October 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type


Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Council requires a supplier for the provision to receive vitamins order, provide secure and appropriate temperature controlled dry storage, pick and pack to order, re-order the vitamins when stock is needed, and deliver these Vitamins to Children's Centres, Health Centres, General Practitioners Surgeries, and other nominal sites across Birmingham.

Additional storage will be required for small quantities of leaflets and brochures to accompany the vitamins to first time users. There is a requirement for the vitamins to be kept at a temperature of below 25 degrees.

The successful applicant is also required to collect vitamins already distributed and return them to storage if the ambient temperature rises above 25 degrees and return these when needed. The vitamins must be delivered in vehicles that have temperature controlled facilities.

This contract will be for a period of 2 + 1 year commencing 2nd November 2020 until 1st November 2023. The contract will be renewed on an annual basis depending on previous performance including the ability of the provider to deliver all orders in full and on time.

The Council will be using its free to use e-tendering system (in-tend) for the administration of this procurement process and potential suppliers must register with the system to be able to express an interest. If you wish to express an interest in this opportunity please click on the following link to access and submit your details to register. You will then be sent details on how to log on which will enable you to download all relevant quotation documentation.

If you are unable to register with In-tend or have any questions or problems on how to use this web site please either email us at: or call CPS Helpdesk on 0121 464 8000.

Your completed quotation submission should be returned by noon on 12th October 2020 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

Carol Woodfield


10 Woodcock Street
West Midlands
B4 7WB
United Kingdom


0121 303 2913


Closing: 12 October 2020, 12pm