Housing providers and local authority members of the South East Consortium can now access the latest bill payment systems from Allpay without the need to tender following the launch of a new procurement framework.
SEC has awarded Allpay a place on the framework, allowing its 21 members of housing providers and local authorities to access Allpay’s electronic payment services across cash, debit/credit card and direct debit channels. As part of the contract, SEC members can use Allpay’s range of payment collection services and contract direct with the supplier for a maximum of seven years.
The services available include access to the UK’s two biggest cash collection networks (PayPoint and the Post Office), multiple debit/credit card channels including virtual terminals, online gateways, automated phone, text and mobile app payments, and a fully-managed, cloud-based Direct Debit service, providing ‘any day’ collections.
Louise Free, procurement manager, South East Consortium, said, “Allpay has a proven track record of delivering bill payment systems to local authorities and housing providers for the last 21 years. In particular, its investment in technology and ability to post collected funds into any bank is a great benefit to our members.”