Thanet District Council is tendering for an "out-of-the-box" human resources and payroll system that could be used across the public sector in the Kent region.
The "Integrated Human Resources and Payroll System and Maintenance" contract for Thanet and its two Kent council partners is expected to be worth between £100,000 and £275,000, according to the tender document.
Thanet District Council is "seeking to purchase an out-of-the-box software and support/maintenance package together with implementation consultancy and user training", the council said in its tender.
The system will be owned by Thanet District Council as the "host" authority for shared service provider East Kent Services, servicing the HR and payroll needs of Canterbury City Council, Dover District Council and Thanet District Council.
The system, said Thanet, "may potentially" be extended to provide payroll and/or HR support services to third party organisations, "necessitating the need for a flexible and adaptable licensing model".
The system functionality will enable core HR and payroll functionality/reporting and also elements of self-service for staff.