The Electoral Commission plans to build a new database to give the public increased access to information on political parties' finances.
The commission has published a contract notice in the official journal of the EU for the work.
The Party and Election Finance (PEF) database will be designed to make the exchange and management of election and party finance data more efficient and to ease public access to the information.
The database will reduce the manual input of such data at the commission, leading to staff time savings and less data errors.
Tenders for the database work have to be in by the end of this month.