Cornwall County Council is looking for suppliers for an enterprise resource planning system worth up to £41 million.
The five year contract, with an optional 10 year extension, covers design of the software as well as deployment and support.
The new ERP system will form part of the council’s shared services programme, and any suppliers appointed will therefore have to extend the full functionality to all departments of the council.
In a contract notice, the council stated it wanted suppliers to “design, configure and deploy” the system and create “associated business processes”. The system needed to be “based on a proven government template”, it said.
The council may also want to draw on additional functionality including customer relationship management, asset and facilities management, schools management, performance management, and maintenance, it said.
Suppliers have until 16 November to request participation and fill out a pre-qualification questionnaire, and Cornwall expects to allow five suppliers to participate in the bidding process. Work on the system will start in April 2010.