Stage seven: The contract award process

An evaluation team will examine each tender received and make recommendations to the Royal Borough of Greenwich as to which represents the best tender. We will award the contract based on this advice.

Once the contract has been awarded, the successful and unsuccessful tenderers will be notified. Unsuccessful tenderers may obtain feedback on their performance by applying to us in writing.

If the current contractor retains the contract, little post award, pre-start-up activity is necessary.

If a new contractor is awarded the contract, both the new and existing contractors will be provided with each other's details. The new contractors have the responsibility to start negotiations if staff transfers are applicable.

Protecting the rights of employees

The Royal Borough of Greenwich always assumes that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) regulations apply to our contracts where applicable.

The TUPE regulations are in place to protect the rights of employees when a contract transfers from one contractor to another.

It means that the existing workforce has the right to transfer to the incoming contractor with their terms and conditions of employment protected.

Both the outgoing and the incoming contractors will be involved in meetings with us to ensure a smooth handover of service from the existing to the new contractor. The new contractor will be asked to submit its mobilisation plan at these meetings, which will be agreed with us.

Contract notice award

A contract award notice, if required, will be placed in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) within three months of the contract being awarded.