Contract Notices

Contract Notices

How do I respond to a Contract Notice?

If your company is interested in tendering for an advertised opportunity you should lodge an official Expression of Interest. Details of how to do this will be given in the contract notice advert together with any deadline for completion.
What information will I need to provide when applying for contracts?
The contract notice or advert will detail what procurement procedure is being utilised i.e. open, restricted, negotiated or competitive dialogue.
Each tender process will require the supplier to provide some or all of the following information and this will be specified in the notice:

Financial information

Details from each of the last three years may be required. Where requested, private and public limited companies must submit their fully audited accounts as registered with Companies House. Other suppliers should forward copies of financial statements, business plans or a certified statement of turnover. This information is assessed to ensure the company is financially stable enough for the contract in question. Other financial details, for instance; insurance cover, may also be required.

Equal opportunities

Glasgow Life strongly supports equal opportunity laws and requires all suppliers to comply with equal opportunities legislation. Suppliers will be asked to detail and possibly provide evidence of how equality issues are included in a company's employment practices.

Sustainability

Certain types of tender will ask for information in relation to sustainable procurement and this will generally relate to social, economic or environmental considerations, and may incorporate requests for information on community benefits that will be provided as part of the contract.

Health and safety

Glasgow Life is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for everyone it works with and for. Suppliers must provide information about their company's safety policies, operational safety procedures and risk assessments.

Experience and technical ability

Glasgow Life needs to assess whether a company has the relevant experience, resources and technical ability to carry out work or to provide the type and quality of service required. Suppliers will be asked to provide details of similar work carried out over recent years. They may also be asked to provide contact details of referees so that confidential references can be directly obtained.

How can I improve my chances of winning a contract?

You need to clearly demonstrate that you can meet the required standards and service delivery requirements at the most economically advantageous cost.

Is Glasgow Life looking for the cheapest tender?

Glasgow Life is looking for the best balance of quality and price, not just the lowest price and tenders will be evaluated according to a whole variety of factors including but not limited to:

financial viability
quality
competence
experience
technical capability
delivery 
corporate social responsibility (CSR)
innovation
communication

How are contracts monitored?

The contractor will be expected to deliver the service in accordance with the requirements set out in the contract documents  and monitoring to assess their compliance with predefined performance criteria will be undertaken by project managers. 

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