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Invitation to Tender (Now Closed)

The following tender opportunity has now been closed.

Invitation to tender for the Collection and Consolidation of British Horserace Betting Data

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) welcomes proposals to act as Data Collection Partner (DCP) for the collection and consolidation of race-by-race betting data from certain bookmakers who have agreed to share such data with HBLB (via a DCP) on a voluntary and confidential basis.

Organisations are invited to offer a tender for provision of the above, to the specifications outlined in the Tender published on HM Government’s Find a Tender site ( and HBLB’s Request for Proposals document (here). The tender and Request for Proposals documents should be read in conjunction with one another.

Please read the tendering procedure instructions and information (below) carefully. Failure to comply with the instructions may invalidate your tender which must be returned by the date and time given below.

Please contact if you have any questions about the tendering procedure, including your contact details in your message.

Instructions and information on the tendering procedure

Contract Period

  1. The contract is to be for a period of three years, with an option to extend for a further two years subject to the agreement of the DCP, HBLB and participating bookmakers.

Incomplete Tender

  1. Tenders may be rejected if the information asked for in the published tender and Request for Proposals is not given at the time of tendering.

Receipt of Tenders

  1. Tenders may be provided by e-mail to or in writing, marked DCPT, to

Horserace Betting Levy Board
10 South Colonnade
E14 4PU

  1. Tenders will be received up to 11.59pm on Sunday 15th October 2023. It is the responsibility of the tenderer to ensure that their tender is delivered not later than the appointed time; late tenders will not be considered.

Confidentiality of Tenders

  1. Please note the following requirements. You must not:

a) Tell anyone else what your tender price is or will be, before the time limit for delivery of tenders.

b) Try to obtain any information about anyone else's tender or proposed tender before the time limit for delivery of tenders.

c) Make any arrangements with another organisation about whether or not they should tender, or about their or your tender price.

  1. Failure to comply with these conditions may disqualify your tender.

Acceptance of Tenders and Evaluation Criteria

  1. By issuing this invitation HBLB is not bound to accept the lowest priced, or any, tender.
  1. Your capability to perform the contract will be evaluated using the selection and award criteria set out in the published tender.


  1. Following the award of contract, debriefing will be included in the letter sent to unsuccessful bidders.

Tender Period

  1. Due to the evaluation process, HBLB requires tenders to remain valid for three months.

Basis of the Contract

  1. Delivery of service as specified. Bidders are expected to make realistic assessment of the methods and resources needed to provide the specified service.

Freedom of Information

  1. HBLB is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). All FOIA requests for information will be dealt with according to Government’s Freedom of Information Code of Practice.
Last Updated: 22 March 2024