London Borough of Lewisham is a Local Authority in London.
In 2009 it had a total population of 248,877 people.
|Award Notice Available||Procurement Abandoned||No Award Notice Issued|
|Mystery Shopper results October and November 2017|
|A supplier contacted the Mystery Shopper team regarding an opportunity advertised by Lewisham Council for the Laurence House Refurbishment. Concerns were expressed that there was no contract value to understand if this opportunity was appropriate for an SME, the opportunity had not been advertised on Contracts Finder and despite several attempts communications had remained unanswered.||Lewisham Council advised that there had been log in issues that were raised with Contracts Finder and were resolved as quickly as possible. One of the objectives of a design build process was to explore what the market has to offer in terms of price and design and whilst the Council has no legal obligation to publish a contract value, after receiving requests this was published via their portal. This case highlights the need for proactive communications and timely responses and we recommend to Lewisham Council that all communications should take place through their portal in order to provide an adequate audit trail.