Published date: 7 May 2021

Open future opportunity - This means that the buyer is not yet ready to invite bid applications but early notification has been provided and some dialogue may be possible.

Approach to market date: 10 October 2023

Contract summary


  • Office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages - 30000000

  • Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment - 32000000

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

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract

£25,980 to £30,000

Procurement reference


Published date

7 May 2021

Approach to market date

10 October 2023

Contract start date

9 November 2020

Contract end date

9 November 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



There has recently been an opportunity for Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council to submit a project proposal to DWP which will let us buy laptops to loan to ESF (The European Social Fund) participants who do not have good digital access. Each year the ESF helps millions of Europeans improve their lives by learning new skills and finding better jobs.\r
Please note: This commission is subject to a successful outcome in regard to our application to the European Social Fund for full project funding. The successful submission is not guaranteed an order until funding has been approved.\r
Our requirements are as followed and are set out in more detail within the "Invitation to quote" document which suppliers should return should they be interested in the tender:\r
x100 Laptop or Chromebook (See document for minimum spec)\r
x100 Laptop Cases/ Bags\r
x100 Norton Anti-Virus Software (See document for minimum spec)\r
x100 Microsoft Office Home\r
x100 Mouse and Keyboard Set (Wired)\r
We require delivery of the kit by: Week commencing Monday 9th November 2020. Delivery schedules will be considered staggered over two weeks. i.e x50 W/C Monday 9th Nov, x50 W/C Monday 16th Nov.\r
Submissions should be returned by 26/10/2020 - 12:00. We hope to make the successful supplier aware that week followed by an order no later than 02/11/20.

More information

Spend profile

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Financial year Budget
2020/2021 £25,980

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

James Morris


Gateway Plaza
Sackville Street
S70 2RD
United Kingdom


+44 1226772078