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Tendering is a formal competitive bidding process where suppliers compete under strict rules for contracts.

It is used to ensure:

  • competition
  • openness
  • fairness
  • accountability

If you would like to submit a tender

We advertise our current tenders on this page.

You'll need to request an application form and a brief description of the work we're looking for.
The advertisement will tell you how to do this.

If you think you can supply the service we need, return the application form and all the information requested by the return date.
If you application is successful, we'll let you know and send you a full invitation to tender.

The invitation will contain full details of the tendering requirements, including instructions on how and when to return your bid.
You must follow these instructions exactly or your bid may be rejected.


  • follow the instructions
  • provide all the information asked for
  • ask if you're in doubt
  • use the tender reply label


  • amend the documents or change the way in which you're asked to provide the information
  • mark the tender return envelope in any way to show any indication of your name
  • send in pages or books or unnecessary documentation

Access or register for tenders online

A tender submitted doesn't automatically guarantee it will be put forward for selection.

The awarding of tenders is subject to rigorous evaluation and the council is not obliged to make an award of tender.

Current tenders

If you are interested in taking part in the process and would like free help and support to make sure you are ready, contact the Corporate Procurement Team.

Corporate Procurement

4th Floor, Roycraft House, 15 Linton Road, Barking IG11 8HE

020 8227 5234


Framework Contract for the provision of Home/Domiciliary Care and Day services for residents with disabilities Toggle accordion

We would like to invite providers to submit a tender for the above framework, The framework had 2 lots:

Lot 1 – Provision of Home/Domiciliary care for children and adults with disabilities. List below is the types of activities that may be requested as part of an individual care package:

Home Care/Domiciliary Care

Lot 1a - Adults

Lot 1b - Children

Personal Care

General household chores


Meal preparation

Assistance to attend appointments

Assistance to go shopping

Assistance to access community activities

Support to visit friends and family

Assistance with household chores

Assistance with meal preparation

Assistance with gardening

Personal Care

Support with activities in the home

Support to access the community

Support to access group activities


Lot 2 – Provision of day care services for adults with disabilities. The pandemic evidenced that we needed to explore alternative models of day services for our residents, and we are therefore looking for a broader range of services that could be offered.

Day Care Services

Lot 2  - Adults


Building based day provision

Community based services

Faith groups

Volunteering opportunities

Out-reach Services


Both lists are not exhaustive and requests for support may vary based on the needs and choices of the individual.

We are looking for innovative solutions to enable residents with disabilities to be part of the local community and being supported to access services with the required support.

Further information and tender documents are available on our e-tendering portal.

The closing date is 12 noon Friday 28 January 2022

Contract for a Credit Union to Underpin a Community Banking Offer Toggle accordion

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham are seeking an innovative and forward-thinking Credit Union partner who is up for the challenge of developing a Community Banking offer with us. Our vision is that fair and affordable financial products and services are available to everyone who lives or works in the borough. We are looking for a Credit Union partnership to drive this forward. The Credit Union does not have to be London based, we welcome applications from any Credit Union with excellent digital delivery.

What we are looking for in a partnership:

  • Organisational strength and ability to grow: a credit union that can demonstrate its financial health and ability to grow an innovative offer to meet local needs
  • Products and Services: a well-established range of products and services that can meet different customer needs, including savings accounts, instant loans and transactional banking facilities at minimum.
  • Partnership working: a credit union that can demonstrate propensity and willingness to work innovatively with the council and partners
  • Service delivery: a strong digital offer that provides full, remote access to products and services via the web and/or mobile app. Other forms of engagement for those who are digitally excluded should also be available.
  • Impact and performance: ambitious but realistic expectations of joint performance targets and a vision for the wider social, wellbeing and local economic change we aim to see in Barking and Dagenham.

The contract is for 3 years with the option to extend for up to another 2 years. London Borough of Barking and Dagenham will provide investments to ensure the productivity of the partnership.

The contract is advertised at £500,000 however, £250,000 is the budget envelope for the duration of the contract. Additional funds over the budget envelope to grow the offer may become available during the contract, including potential capital investment. There is no commitment to additional funds at this stage.

Further information and tender documents are available on our e-tendering portal.

The closing date is 12 noon Tuesday 18 January 2022

Provision of Independent Travel Training Toggle accordion

The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham are seeking innovative providers to deliver our Independent Travel Training service.

The services shall provide opportunities for Service Users to acquire the skills to travel independently to their education setting and recreational activities of their choice.

This Framework Agreement for the Provision of Independent Travel Training for Children and Young People and/or Vulnerable Adults with Special Education Needs and/or Disabilities, will enable Service Users to travel independently, build confidence and learn skills using various modes of transport or walking to reach any destination safely.

Further information and tender documents are available on our e-tendering portal.

The closing date is 12 noon Friday 11 February 2022

Tender Opportunity for the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme Easter 2022 in London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Toggle accordion

Applications are now being invited to deliver the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Easter 2022 HAF programme!

The value of the contract will depend what bidders set out in their application. There is no set monetary amount.

School holidays can be a difficult time for some families with children. Parents may struggle to pay for extra food if their children usually get free meals at school. It can be hard for families on low incomes to pay for things for their children to do during the holidays, as leisure activities, trips and holiday schemes can be expensive.

For some children that can lead to a holiday experience gap, with children and young people from disadvantaged families:

  • less likely to access organised out-of-school activities
  • more likely to experience ‘unhealthy holidays’ in terms of nutrition and physical health
  • more likely to experience social isolation

Free holiday clubs are a response to this issue and evidence suggests that they can have a positive impact on children and young people and that they work best when they:

  • provide consistent and easily accessible enrichment activities
  • cover more than just breakfast or lunch
  • involve children (and parents) in nutrition education and food preparation

In November 2021, the government announced that the holiday activities and food (HAF) programme will be extended for the next 3 years until 2025. Barking and Dagenham are seeking applications from local organisations to deliver HAF holiday club projects in the school Easter holidays in April 2022.

To find out more about the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham HAF programme and application process, please attend our online briefing session via Microsoft Teams on Friday 21 January 2022 from 4pm to 5pm. Please email HAFprogramme@lbbd.gov.uk to book your place

Further information and the application documents can be found on our One Borough Voice website.

The closing date for applications is 11pm Sunday 6 February 2022.

Short break services for disabled Children Toggle accordion

The Local Authority is seeking suitably qualified providers that can deliver short break services, in accordance with the Children and Families Act 2014, the Care Act 2014, and with the relevant registrations where required. The following are the Lot’s:

  • Lot 1 Group Activities: School Holiday; After School/ Evening; Saturday and Sunday Provision
  • Lot 2: Buddying and Befriending/ Outreach support
  • Lot 3: Overnight Crisis breaks
  • Lot 4: Services for children and young people with autism

Successful Tenderers will be awarded a Framework Agreement, (awarded to all organisations determined as able to deliver the Service) and may be expected to provide suitable Workers and Premises to facilitate the services in accordance with children and young people’s needs.

Further information and tender documents are available on our e-tendering portal.

The closing date is 12 noon Monday 7 February 2022

Adult and Children’s Services procurement

Find out more about our Adult and Community Services and Children’s Services procurement.