Virtual High Street Tender

Virtual High Street Tender

We are seeking to appoint an e-commerce provider to establish a virtual high street platform.

East Suffolk Digital High Streets

Contract summary



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Location of contract

IP12 1RT

Value of contract

£0 to £60,000

Procurement reference


Published date

16 August 2021

Closing date

13 September 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 October 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




East Suffolk Council have been awarded funding through the Welcome Back Fund to support the safe return to high streets and help build back better from the pandemic. This funding builds on the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund announced in May 2020 and forms part of the wider support government is providing to communities and businesses.

As part of a wider programme of building back better projects that East Suffolk Council will be running between July 2021 and March 2022, we are seeking to appoint an e-commerce provider to establish a virtual high street platform primarily for independent businesses in the 12 main towns in the district.

The platform will seek to offer the consumer a one-stop shop window of businesses offering on-line products and services from across the district. It will enable them to purchase from a number of businesses and receive a prompt coordinated home delivery or click and collect option.


More information


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Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Joshua Philp


Station Road
IP12 1RT
United Kingdom


+44 1502523369