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The following is a list of contracts that are available for tender, or are coming up for tender.

Current Opportunities
Contract description

Closing date for expressions of interest


Specification heat network mapping and energy masterplanning study

South Staffordshire



Details of requirements and how to apply are set out in the attached document

Tender responses must be submitted by 12 Noon Friday 12th August 2016 to  Please mark your header as HEAT NETWORK STUDY TENDER NOT TO BE OPENED UNTIL 12TH AUGUST 2016.


Closing date and time 12 Noon 12th August 2016.
Late applications will not be accepted.


Link to a word document Specification Heat Network Mapping and Masterplanning Study

South Staffordshire Council - Strategic Training Partnership Tender.


Details of requirements and how to apply are set out in the attached document




Tender responses must be submitted by 12 Noon 17th June 2016 to  Please mark your header as TRAINING TENDER NOT TO BE OPENED UNTIL 17TH JUNE 2016.


Please be advised that the written information submitted will be used to either shortlist or make a contract award.  The Council reserves the right to call providers in for interview prior to making a decision if they deem this necessary


Closing date and time 12 Noon 17th June 2016.
Late applications will not be accepted.


Link to a word document South Staffordshire - Strategic Training Partnership Tender (Information for Prospective Bidders) 


Link to a PDF document Our Values

Link to a PDF document Council Plan


Link to a PDF document 21st Century Report


Link to a PDF document Efficiency and Income Plan


Link to a word document Strategic Training Partnership Q & A’s received to date


South Staffordshire Council -  VoIP Telephony System Tender.


Details of requirements and how to apply are set out in the attached document


Closing date and time is 26th February 2016 at 12:00 Noon.


Link to a word document South Staffordshire - VoIP Telephony System Tender


Link to a PDF document Appendix 1 - Terms and Conditions of Supply to South Staffordshire District Council


Link to a PDF document Appendix 2 - Netcall Integration South Staffordshire PBX


Link to a PDF document Appendix 2 p2 - Netcall Mitel Integration South Staffordshire


Link to a PDF document Appendix 3 - PARIS INTEGRATION INFORMATION


Link to a PDF document Appendix 4 - License Requirements South Staffordshire

Please note that, if the closing date for expressions of interest has passed, then no more applications can be considered.
Should your company decide to respond to an advertisement and express an interest in bidding for Council work, here are some brief tips which you should bear in mind.
We usually run two types of tenders - open and restricted.
Under an open tender procedure all suppliers who respond to an advertisement are supplied with tender documentation which they can return as appropriate. This approach is usually followed when purchasing standard items such as goods.
The restricted procedure can best be described as a two stage approach in which the Council invites interested suppliers to undergo a pre-qualification assessment before inviting them to tender. The restricted route is normally used for non-standard or large service requirements where it would not be economic for all parties concerned, if too large a tender field was invited to bid for the work e.g. consultancy contracts.
The tender documents you will receive usually consist of the following:
  • covering letter
  • instructions to Tenderer - this document details important administrative procedures relating to the tender eg. dates and times, method of tender return, evaluation criteria to be used in the selection of the successful supplier, details of where tender queries should be directed.
  • tender Questionnaire - this document covers basic financial and technical information about your company eg. accounts, insurance levels, etc.
  • specification - this details the Council's requirements and must be read carefully and complied with.
  • contract Conditions - This document gives details of the terms under which the Council wishes to do business. These should be read carefully, since it is our policy to contract only on its terms and conditions of contract.


Whichever procedure we follow, you should nevertheless read the advertisement carefully and submit or request the information required by the dates stipulated by us.
We normally require all suppliers to complete a questionnaire detailing information about their financial/economic standing and their technical capability. This usually covers information about when your company was formed, what experience you have in providing the goods/services/works being tendered for, details of where the Council may obtain references on your company, and details of your company's finances. As part of our environmental commitment we also require you to comply with our sustainability guidelines and complete a short questionnaire (see under Environmental Polices below). 
To ensure your bid is considered, you must:
  • provide all the information requested
  • make sure that you answer all questions accurately
  • return the information by the closing date specified
Sometimes the information the Council receives from suppliers is unclear or in need of further clarification. Once again you should provide any additional information sought by the closing date set.
The tender documents we send out to suppliers contain details of our requirements. The documents, particularly the specification, should be read carefully and all information completed fully and accurately. If you do not understand any part of the specification you should ring the Council Officer named in the tender documentation and request further information. This must be done before the tender period closes.
Equal Opportunities
We are an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all people irrespective of sex, age, race or disability. We are keen to ensure that its suppliers abide by the law and are working to best practice in this area. All suppliers, as part of the tender process, will thus be required to provide evidence that they have equal opportunities policies in place and are committed to them.
Environmental Policies
We are committed to using the resources entrusted to it to ensure best value for money at the least possible cost to the environment.
contracts ealert bannerAs part of our commitment we require potential suppliers and contractors to comply with our sustainable procurement guidelines.  As a measure of this we expect applicants to complete the appropriate questionnaire, see links under Selling to the Council
Our own commitment is such that we use an Environmental Management System (EMS) to measure and manage our own impacts. 
Health and Safety
We are committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of its employees and that of all others affected by its undertakings. Contracts to supply goods or services will only be awarded to contractors who can satisfy the Council requirements in terms of resources required and their health and safety competence.
Successful contractors/suppliers are expected to demonstrate compliance with current health and safety legislation including:
  • a commitment to the health and safety of its employees, clients and others
  • up to date health and safety policies and procedures
  • adequate risk assessment procedures
  • an adequate system of monitoring and reporting accidents, incidents and ill-health
  • access to competent health and safety advice
  • contracts are monitored to ensure compliance with contract standards and health and safety requirements.
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