Published date: 19 April 2021

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 17 May 2021, 9am

Contract summary


  • Luncheon vouchers - 30199770

  • Short Message Service (SMS) services - 64212100

  • Electronic mail services - 64216120

    • Gas distribution - 65210000

    • Electricity distribution - 65310000

    • Data transmission services - 72318000

Location of contract

SG17 5TQ

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

19 April 2021

Closing date

17 May 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

14 June 2021

Contract end date

13 June 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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

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

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Central Bedfordshire Council is seeking a Supplier to provide emergency vouchers for Utilities (Gas & Electric) and food to residents of Central Bedfordshire.

The services that we wish to procure are divided into two Lots. Prospective Suppliers are invited to tender for one or both Lots. Tenders for Lots one and two will be evaluated separately.

Lot 1 - Utilities (Gas & Electric) Vouchers
Lot 2 - Food Vouchers

The Council will provide as much support and information as it can in order to help guide you through the Tender process. Questions asked together with the Council's response will be made available to all tenderers to ensure a fair and consistent approach to all.
If there is anything you are not sure of or need clarification on, please contact us using the Correspondence facility on the In-tend portal.

The last date for receiving questions via In-tend is 11th May 2021.

Completed Tenders and attachments should be submitted electronically, by the due date via our "In-tend" electronic tendering system. Tenders must be uploaded via the "My Return" section of the system. Tenders submitted through the correspondence facility will not be considered.

Your Tender must be submitted via the In-Tend system by no later than 09:00am on 17th May 2021. Tenders received after that time will be excluded.

More information


Additional text

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

How to apply

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

About the buyer

Contact name



Priory House
Monks Walk
SG17 5TQ
United Kingdom




Closing: 17 May 2021, 9am