Surrey County Council has revealed plans to adopt social media to engage with citizens and deliver public services more efficiently.

It currently uses social networking tool Twitter (@SurreyCouncil) to post news, events and job vacancies from the council.

In a contract notice, the local authority announced its intention to set up a three-year framework agreement whereby a supplier could help it identify where social media applications can be used to improve service delivery.

Surrey County Council may also require the supplier to design, develop, test and deploy the relevant social media applications as part of the deal.

The value of the contract is expected to range between £1.2 million and £4.8 million, and is expected to start in April 2012.