Contract Summary

  • Published Date: 13 January 2021

  • Tender Status: active

  • Tender Opening Date: 13 January 2021

  • Tender Closing Date: 14 January 2021

  • Award Date: n/a

  • Contract Start Date: n/a

  • Contract End Date: n/a

  • Contract is suitable for SMEs: Yes

  • Contract is suitable for VCSEs: Yes

  • Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Contract Type: Services



Portsmouth City Council is inviting suitably qualified and experienced provider organisations to submit a proposal for the provision of Direct Payments - Payroll and Managed Accounts Service.

The Council is seeking to set up a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Payroll Services and for Managed Accounts Services in order to provide Direct Payment users with a choice of assessed suppliers from which they can commission services from. Suppliers will be asked to indicate one, or both services, they are able to provide, and will accordingly become an approved supplier for those services.

The Council is seeking to include as many suppliers as possible. These suppliers will then be promoted to Direct Payment users as 'approved suppliers' by the Council. The choice however will remain with the Service User as to whether they wish to obtain these services from one of our approved suppliers or from an alternative provider in the marketplace.

Following the initial submission return deadline the DPS will remain open to new applicants at any time throughout its duration. The ITT and In-tend project will clearly state that suppliers making submissions after the initial return deadline, must notify us via In-Tend correspondence and via e-mail to the contracts team.

The Key Objectives of the service are:

1. To work collaboratively with the Authority's Adult Social Care department to deliver additional aspects of Direct Payments support, and assist in raising awareness of and access to Direct Payments.

2. To provide access to appropriate advice, information and support so that customers feel confident to undertake the complexities of using Direct Payments to meet their support needs in being a good employer.

3. To provide a personalised service that actively reflects and promotes the empowerment of Direct Payments customers.

Closing date for tender submissions will be midday Thursday 14th January 2021.

About the Buyer

Contact name: Matthew Fowkes

Address: Guildhall Square Portsmouth
United Kingdom

Telephone: 023 9288 2533

Fax: n/a


Value of Contract

Price Range: £147,000 - £222,000