Tender advertisements

Where the Council does not maintain an approved list to use for tendering it will advertise for applicants, drawing up a list of companies to whom tenders will be issued.

Please visit our How to tender guide (PDF, 252KB) for more information on how to apply for a tendering opportunity.

These opportunities to tender for contracts will also be posted on the London Tenders Portal and may also be advertised in various publications such as:

  • The Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU)
  • The Trade Press
  • Local newspapers


The contract is for the provision of a wide range of civil engineering, urban design and traffic and transportation consultancy services including the provision of professional and technical staff to work on the services based in the London Borough of Bexley’s offices.


Contract period

The contract will run from 1 December 2019 until 30 November 2022, with the option to extend for up to a further 2 years.


Contract value

The estimated value of the contract is £1.3 million per annum.

Miscellaneous information

Tenders are being invited using the restricted procedure and a contract notice has been published in the official journal of the European Union.

Potential providers must be aware that the transfer of undertakings (protection of employment) regulations (TUPE) will apply.


Health and Safety at Work

In meeting the duties placed by the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, and subordinate legislation, the London Borough of Bexley (LBB) has selected the pre-qualification schemes that form the Safety Schemes in Procurement Forum (SSIP) as the minimum standards of Health and Safety competence required.

Compliance with any one of these standards, details of which are available on the SSIP website, demonstrates an understanding of health and safety law and its application in the working environment. As far as LBB is concerned the most common standards used are the Contractors

Health And Safety Assessment scheme (CHAS), EXOR Health and Safety and OHSAS 18001 (http://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/ohsas-18001-occupational-health-and-safety/

Only companies suitably registered (with regards to Health and Safety) by an SSIP Forum member as ‘Compliant’ (this compliance must also be ‘valid’ i.e. assessed within the last 2 years) shall be invited to tender, therefore any application your company may need to make to any of these bodies must be completed successfully by the date any tender is issued. The LBB will carry out a final check on registration just prior to tender invitation and companies not suitably registered at that time will not be invited to tender.

Contractors are expected to maintain a compliant registration (with regards to Health and Safety) with an SSIP Forum member for the duration of any contract.

The SSIP Forum acts as an umbrella organisation to facilitate mutual recognition between health and safety pre-qualification schemes wherever it is practicable to do so.


How to express an interest

If you wish to apply for this contract, please follow the steps below:

Register your company free of charge on the London Tenders Portal (LTP)

Await acceptance. You will receive an email confirming your username and password for the LTP.

Use your username and password to log into the LTP and express your interest in the relevant contract number and category.

Shortly after you have expressed interest, you will receive a second email containing a link to access the tender documents.


Additional information

If you wish to apply for e-mail alerts of future opportunities, please register your company free of charge on LTP

Tick all categories you are interested in being notified about - you will only receive e-mail alerts for those categories which you select.



  • The deadline for expressions of interest is: 20 August 2019
  • Submission of SQ’s/Pre-Qualification Questionnaires/Applications documents by (Late applications will not be accepted): 21 August 2019
  • Anticipated date for inviting shortlisted organisations to tender: 6 September 2019
  • Anticipated date for return of tender documents: 7 October 2019
  • Anticipated award date is: 1 November 2019
  • The date of commencement of contract is: 1 December 2019

The Council accepts no liability whatsoever for expressions of interest that are not received due to internet connectivity issues, transmission delays or errors.

If you wish to discuss any of the above please contact: procurement@bexley.gov.uk
Procurement Processing Team, The London Borough of Bexley, Civic Offices, 3rd Floor East, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7AT