The PCC during the 2021 elections included the introduction of a reporting application as part of his manifesto.
In order to find a supplier to work with the PCC to develop an application a competitive procurement exercise was required.
A decision was made to use an open tender via the EU Supply Tender Portal. An open tender is a competitive exercise whereby a tender is advertised and all bidders whom express an interest can access the tender documentation and submit a bid.
An advert was placed in the European Journal and the Bluelight E-tendering system inviting suppliers to bid for the service. An open tender was carried out using EU Supply as the tender portal, advertising the contract in Contract Finder as per the Public Procurement Regulations 2015.
Details of the Procurement Process are included in the appended report.