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The Royal Borough of Greenwich contracts currently going out to tender are published on this page.

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Learning Disability Accommodation Strategy (SPS 1097)

Royal Greenwich wishes to commission a partner to work with officers to develop and project manage the delivery of a strategy to deliver housing solutions that are of good quality, support people to achieve their aspirations, are efficient to manage and are future proof.

The Learning Disability Housing Strategy will apply to the borough as a whole but its focus will primarily be on improving or replacing Royal Greenwich's directly managed provision and those premises within the large block contract that the Council holds with an external provider. It will also address the current under supply of accommodation-based services in the borough.

Our preferred partner will have a demonstrated track record of delivering housing solutions for people with a disability and of putting service users at the centre of service planning and design. In addition, they will be required to demonstrate how the project will benefit the wider local community, i.e. what social value they will add through their management of the contract. Examples might include community engagement programmes, investment in the social care workforce and the reinvestment of surpluses for the benefit of service users.

In particular the provider will demonstrate how the project can offer opportunities to the Directorate's wider service user base to:

  • promote health and wellbeing
  • develop independence and build self-resilience
  • prevent, reduce or delay the need for social care.

Further information about this requirement is outlined in the attached specification:

The contract will be for four years with an option to extend for up to a maximum of three years. The value of the contract will be in the region of £150,000 per annum.

How to apply

To participate in this tender, Potential Providers are to send their expression of interest by email to marked for the attention of William Jabang.

Key dates

  • Closing date for receipt of PQQ - 12 noon on Wednesday 6 July 2016
  • Issue of Invitation to Tender documents - 8 July 2016
  • Clarification meeting - Afternoon of 12 July 2016

Statutory notices and advertising contract

OJEU Ref: 2014/S 209-370460 and RBG Ref: SPS 0986

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is seeking a suitable supplier who can exclusively host our statutory notices and other Council advertising as required (non-exclusive) in a borough wide, weekly publication at a favourable rate. The Council will consider new start-up businesses or SMEs for the purpose of this contract.

Outline of service

The Council is legally obliged to produce statutory notices, promote key services and provide information to residents to enable them to access its services. The awarded contractor will therefore be expected to provide a weekly publication which meets the standards required to run statutory notices with a borough wide circulation.

The publication will need to be delivered door to door in line with ABC audited reporting standards. If the contractor does not currently meet ABC audit rules, the Council will allow it a period of up to nine months to gain ABC verification.

The successful contractor will need to be able to demonstrate that it can deliver direct to a minimum of 95 per cent of the borough's households. Door to door deliveries should be supplemented with copies of the publication being made available from pick up bins in hard to reach areas and online for residents who prefer to receive their information in a digital format.

The contractor will also be expected to ensure that the advertisements are published in the context of engaging local editorial content which helps to positively inform local residents about the measures that their neighbours and local service providers are undertaking to make the borough a great place to live, work, learn and visit.

About the Royal Borough of Greenwich

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is an Inner London borough in the South-East of the capital. It is bordered by the London boroughs of Bexley, Bromley and Lewisham. The Borough spans from Eltham in the South, to the O2 Arena in the North, Deptford in the west and Thamesmead in the east. It comprises the areas of Greenwich, Greenwich Peninsula, Charlton, Plumstead, Kidbrooke, Eltham, Woolwich, Thamesmead and Abbey Wood.

Royal Greenwich covers an area of more than 5,000 hectares and has a population of approximately 245,586 (Source: 2011 Census, ONS). As of 1 May 2016 there are 111,542 households in the borough.

Contract details

The period of contract will be three years with an option to extend the contract for a period of 24 months. Any extension of contract will only be exercised at the sole discretion of the Council.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich cannot guarantee an on-going minimum or maximum volume of statutory notices and other advertising. However it is anticipated that the value of the minimum value of the contract will be approximately £100,000 and the maximum value will be around £400,000.

How to apply

To participate in this tender, Potential Providers are to send their expression of interest by email to

Completed tenders must be received by the Council by 12 noon on Friday 8 July 2016.

Finance Management Information System Contract 2016 to 2023

The Royal Borough of Greenwich (the council) is inviting tenders for the provision of a Finance Management Information System (FMIS) including Cash management (CM) and Hosting Service. The contract is for a period of seven years, commencing 5 December 2016 to 4 December 2023 with the council having an option to extend for a further period of up to three years. The latest go live date for the FMIS, CM system(s) and Hosting Service is 1 November 2017.

The council requires a FMIS and CM system(s) and Hosting Service to provide integrated and flexible functionality to support all aspects of financial and budgetary management required by a modern Local Authority working in partnership with other agencies.

Ideally the system(s) / solution should be integrated and web enabled and operates to improve the council's efficiency in processing financial transactions and provide the means for efficient interfaces to other council systems.

The system(s) / solution must comply with all relevant United Kingdom and European Union legislation, the CIPFA/LASAAC Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom and the Service Reporting Code of Practice. Where relevant, the system / solution must be Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant.

The FMIS and CM system(s) should be capable of meeting current acceptable standards of security for system access and data storage with particular reference to the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended) and the need to ensure all data, including backups and test data, is kept entirely within the European Economic Area, preferably, within the UK.

The contractor shall be required to project manage the implementation, configuration and integration of their system(s) / solution and migration from the council's current Civica systems to the new FMIS / CM. The contractor shall be required to proactively work with, support and communicate with the council during the Contract Period, including but not limited to the implementation user acceptance testing, training and upgrades.

OJEU Reference: 2016/S 086-151688

The closing date for the receipt of tenders is Friday 8 July 2016.

Expressions of interest should be sent to

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