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Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council,
Berwick WorkSpace,
Boarding School Yard,
90 Marygate,
TD15 1BN
T: 01289 302391

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Open procurement in the 21st century

As a council we're required to ensure best value from the public money we spend.

That means spending no more than we have to, and making sure we buy only the right goods and services for the job.

We often need small items of work done, or to buy small numbers of goods that we don't have a regular supplier framework for.

Those sorts of jobs will be advertised on this page, and we'll publish updates on our Twitter feed when new requests for quotes are published.

Each time we put an item on this page, we'll tell you the specifications of the job or item required. All we need from you is:

  • A quote for the work / item required
  • Evidence that you are a recognized trader
  • Evidence that you have the right to work / trade in the UK or EU
  • If undertaking work evidence that you have the appropriate insurance

Each job when published will have a closing date. We'll do our best in each case to provide feedback as to why an individual contractor was selected for the work.

07 November 2017 - Invitation for expressions of interest.

Three pieces of work are available to be let by Berwick Town Council. Expressions of interest, which may be followed by a formal tender or quote appraisal process, should be sent to by Friday 24th November 2017.

1. Website development
The council invites expressions of interest from experienced website developers with knowledge of the local council arena for the design and implementation of a new website for Berwick upon Tweed Town Council. Developers would need to be able to liaise with staff, councillors and other stakeholders, and to develop a website that would include:

   Information sections for members of the public
   Promotional material for Berwick upon Tweed, and
   A document library to enable the council to fulfill its duty to publish its papers.

Experience of similar work will be an essential requirement. The council currently operates the GSuite set of office software, and the website would need to integrate with this, with our social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook) and with Survey Monkey polling software. It is anticipated that all site maintenance / updating after implementation will be undertaken by our staff, and the proposal should address this issue, and ease of use by lay users.

Expressions of interest should include evidence of previous work undertaken, and an indicative cost for development work and the timescale required.

2. Visual branding
Berwick upon Tweed Town Council has, since its inception, used a variety of the familiar bear and tree logo as its visual brand. Expressions of interest are invited from experienced graphic designers or agencies for a refresh of this branding, and associated fonts / colour-schemes, to fit in with the refresh of the council's website (see above) and our ambition to express Berwick's history and heritage in a modern context.

Expressions of interest should include evidence of previous work undertaken, and an indicative cost for the work and the timescale required.

3. Hard to reach groups - research into the LGBTQ+ community in Berwick upon Tweed
Berwick upon Tweed Town Council is committed to representing and working with all members of the community. Understanding the size and needs of hard to reach communities such as the LGBTQ+ community is part of our work which we need to undertake in a proportionate way bearing in mind the resources available to us.

We therefore wish to invite organizations or practitioners with a suitable understanding of rural and small urban LGBTQ+ communities to make proposals for a piece of survey work, using our existing Survey Monkey platform, to help us understand:

   the size of the LGBTQ+ community in Berwick upon Tweed,
   the level of satisfaction with services for LGBTQ+ people in Berwick upon Tweed, and
   the level of satisfaction with our engagement with LGBTQ+ communities.

In view of the need for our spending to be proportionate it is envisaged that survey respondents will be recruited via social media, and proposals should explain how this might be achieved.

Expressions of interest should include evidence of previous work undertaken in similar fields of research or campaigning, and an indicative cost for the work and the timescale required.


04 October 2017 - Christmas Lights.  Berwick Town Council requires electrical contractor.

Electrical contractors wishing to be considered for the contract to install Christmas lights in Berwick should provide contact details by Friday 13th October 2017 to

29 August 2017 - Allotment.  Berwick Town Council require quotes for work on an allotment.

Berwick Town Council require quotes for the clearance of an empty allotment and its subdivision into two plots with appropriate fences and gates.

Please send quotes / estimates to by Wednesday, 6 September 2017.

For further information, please contact Stephen Cozens at or 01289 302 391.


31 July 2017 - Telephone System.  Berwick Town Council requires quotes for the provision of a new phone system.

We currently have a three handset VOIP system operating via a BT broadband connection. This isn't reliable enough for our purposes, so we're seeking alternative solutions that deliver reliability. We don't have an in-house IT team so require a resilient solution that doesn't require large amounts of in house technical support.

We need at least four handsets, and at least three lines; voicemail would be required as well. Please send quotes / estimates or any questions you have to

We don't guarantee to accept any quote, even if it is the cheapest; we will be balancing price with aftersales support and reliability. We are looking to make a purchasing decision in early September.

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