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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


ERP software Toggle accordion

LBBD are seeking a hosted software solution which provides the following functions:

  1. HR - covering organisational structure and position administration, resource administration, absence management, performance management
  2. payroll
  3. purchase to pay - covering supplier master data management, requisitions (including punch out), purchase orders, product and category management, goods and service receipting (GRN); Incoming invoices (including e-invoices and AP interfaces), payment requests, periodic payments, purchase cards, AP payments
  4. expenses
  5. sales to cash - covering customer master data management, debtors invoicing, debt management and legal debt recovery, recurring invoices
  6. general ledger - covering chart of accounts and coding structure master data, multi-company set-up and consolidation, bank reconciliation, asset accounting, project accounting

The solution will also need to provide cross-functional capability in areas such as the following:

  • configurable reports, enquiries and analytics
  • configurable workflows
  • configurable tasks/reminder notifications to users
  • O365 Integration, including email
  • single sign-on/multi-factor authentication
  • mobile device capability for transaction entry and approval

In addition to the above, LBBD is interested in evaluating solutions which can also provide the following functionality, although these may not be included within the initial go-live scope:

  • recruitment
  • case management
  • occupational health
  • health and safety
  • learning and development
  • strategic procurement - supplier, tender and contract management

Critically, the new solution must significantly improve the User Experience (UX) across all of these functions for employees (2 500+), line managers (430+) and budget managers (170+).

LBBD are aiming to go-live on the new solution by 1 October 2021 and seek to understand from suppliers the approach they would plan to take in order to safely deliver the initial functional scope (as defined) by that date.

Further information and tender documents are available on the council’s e-tendering portal.

The submission deadline for tenders is 12pm (Noon) Monday 6 July 2020.

Landscaping Contractor - Enhancing heritage in the Abbey and Barking Town Centre conservation area project Toggle accordion

Be First Regeneration Ltd (Be First) the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s pioneering urban regeneration company, is running a SSQ for a Landscaping Contractor for the Enhancing heritage in the Abbey and Barking Town Centre conservation area project at Barking Town Centre.

The project will deliver the landscaping works around the entrance to the Abbey Green from East Street, in front of the Curfew Tower.

Further information, access to the tender and associated documents are available on the Delta Esourcing portal 

You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password.  Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage. Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: E65G7BZ77G

Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.

The submission deadline for tenders is 12pm (Noon) Friday 24 July 2020. Tender submissions will only be accepted through the e-portal. Hard copy tender submissions will not be accepted.

Late tender submissions will not be considered under any circumstances.         

For further information please contact Silvia White - silvia.white@befirst.london

Expression of interest - Zero carbon roadmap technical guidance Toggle accordion

The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham is seeking expressions of interest from consultants who can help prepare an independent and science-driven report which can baseline our current greenhouse gas emissions and develop a Zero Carbon Roadmap with recommended interventions, activities and associated costs to get the council and the borough to zero carbon by 2030.

The council has already embarked upon a decade long programme of fleet electrification and asset and stock decarbonisation while planning long-term investment in low-carbon heat networks. However, it wishes to validate those work programmes and the funding required with independent and scientific justification.

Consultants are expected to produce three key elements of this work:

  • the borough’s greenhouse gas emissions baseline
  • routes to decarbonisation and a model/way to track progress post-contract
  • a final Zero Carbon Roadmap, setting out milestones and interventions

The findings are expected to be approved by Cabinet in the early part of 2021.

Interested parties will be expected to return an electronically completed response and should apply by email for the Expression of interest pack to: neil.pearce@lbbd.gov.uk.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 12pm (Noon) Friday 7 August 2020.

Interested parties should allow for further questions relating to their submissions and for potential meetings to gauge further information in the week commencing 10 to 21 August 2020.

Adult and Children’s Services procurement

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