Affordable housing group The Guinness Partnership (TGP) has tendered for a new finance system that will cost between £700,000 and £1.5m.
The tender states that the system will incorporate accounting and reporting applications, offer robust security and interface to its legacy systems.
TGP is also looking for a new platform to host the finance system as the mid-range servers such as Sun Solaris that currently host the group's financial and housing applications are likely to be retired when a new finance system is implemented.
The initial six-year contract has the option of four rolling extensions of 12 months each, dependent on whether performance objectives are achieved.
As well as supplying the system, the provider will have to install, implement and support it.
"Interested suppliers must be able to demonstrate their ability to provide and support a high quality, highly resilient, cost effective finance application which will impact positively on both the delivery of customer services and efficiencies within a shared services environment," the tender reads.
Interested parties have until the 5 December 2011 to register their interest in the tender.