- Find a Tender
- Framework (Services)
- 10 year
- 28 May 2021
- To 10 May 2031 (est.)
- 01 Jul 2021 10:00
- City of Edinburgh Council Edinburgh
The City of Edinburgh Council is looking to establish a flexible purchasing system for temporary accommodation, this will be a long-term opportunity with the aim to increase Edinburgh’s capacity for temporary accommodation. The Council require accommodation and associated services which are tailored to resident’s needs, can adapt by flexing capacity whilst having a focus on value for money and allows continued change and improvement. The purchasing system will comprise of the following Categories; Category 1 - Temporary Accommodation with Access to Visiting Support. (Private Rented Accommodation, Home Share & Shared House) Category 2 - Temporary Accommodation with Residential Support. (Supported Lodgings & Shared House inclusive of Support) Category 3 - Emergency Accommodation with Access to Visiting Support. Category 4 - Associated Services. Please note, providers will not be required to have a property currently available to engage with the opportunity - unless applying for Category 3. The Council will be using the PCS-Tender online portal to run and manage the opportunity, and as such strongly encourage interested potential providers to attend training on the operation of the purchasing system and PCS-T.
|1|| Temporary Accommodation with Access to Visiting Support |
Providers will be required to provide accommodation and property management only. Which should allow access to visiting support services if required by residents. This category is designed to provide accommodation, through various types of accommodation to households who are assessed as homeless. Sub-Categories will be used to further detail the requirements for the specific types of accommodation. Temporary Accommodation which the Council has an immediate need for (please see individual specifications for more information); - Private Rented Accommodation - Home Share - Shared House (preferred Shared House Accommodation would be self-contained flats within a block). There may be further sub-categories added at a later date, this will be clearly communicated and operated in line with the Council's requirements and preferred forms of accommodation. Additional information: Please see Bidder Guidance Document for more information on the operation of the Purchasing System and how to apply.
|2|| Temporary Accommodation with Residential Support |
This category is designed to provide accommodation with access to residential support. The level of support required may vary per sub-category. Sub-Categories will be used to further detail the accommodation and support requirements for each method of delivery. Temporary Accommodation which the Council has an immediate need for (please see individual specifications for more information); - Supported Lodgings - Shared House inclusive of Support Accommodation with Residential Support will be appropriate for the general homeless population, however some requirements may also require highly specialised support, for specific groups of service users such as; - age specific - sex specific - substance misuse - domestic abuse experienced - providers may stipulate if offering a specialised service, which will only be agreed by the Council if required. There may be further sub-categories added in future, this will be clearly communicated and operated in line with the Council's requirements and preferred forms of accommodation. Additional information: Please see Bidder Guidance Document for more information on the operation of the Purchasing System and how to apply.
|3|| Emergency Accommodation with Access to Visiting Support |
Where possible, preferred temporary accommodation is self contained for each household or if in shared accommodation has access to facilities such as laundry and kitchen. If there is not enough accommodation to meet demand in Category 1 or Category 2, the Council will seek to procure emergency accommodation. This would be suitable for B+Bs, Guest Houses and Hotels who are able to make a number of rooms or their whole property available for a period of time or on an ad hoc basis as agreed with the Council. Due to the nature of this requirement, providers must have a property identified in order to apply for this Category. Additional information: Please see Bidder Guidance Document for more information on the operation of the Purchasing System and how to apply.
|4|| Housing Support, Advice and Support Services |
This will encompass a range of support services to those currently residing in Temporary Accommodation or threatened by homelessness. The requirement is mainly for support and advice services however may include elements of accommodation. Future opportunities may include but are not limited to: - Homelessness Prevention - Visiting Housing Support - Advice and Information - Support and Advocacy Support will be appropriate for the general homeless population, however some future requirements may also require highly specialised support for specific groups of service users, such as: - Domestic Abuse experienced residents - Adults - Children - substance misuse - those of BAME backgrounds. Additional information: Please see Bidder Guidance Document for more information on the operation of the Purchasing System and how to apply.
- 85300000 - Social work and related services
- 85310000 - Social work services
- 85311000 - Social work services with accommodation
- 85312000 - Social work services without accommodation
- Staff qualifications are relevant.
Contract is being operated as a Flexible Purchasing System under the Light Touch Regime and therefore will have a term of 10 years.
** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** Interested providers are encouraged to attend a free training event with The City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with the Supplier Development Programme. The training will cover how to use PCS-T to apply to the Temporary Accommodation & Associated Services Flexible Purchasing System. The event is taking place on 9th June 2021 from 10:30am - 12:00pm. To register please visit: https://www.sdpscotland.co.uk/events/the-city-of-edinburgh-council-temporary-acc... Please see additional information in the attached documentation and utilise the Q&A function if you have any questions. Please note; the information contained within this notice and attached documents is subject to further development and change. Please note; the establishment of a Flexible Purchasing System will act as platform for the future procurement of temporary accommodation and as such is not a guarantee of any work or financial commitment. The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this PQQ exercise. The Project code is 18459. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343 A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363 Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361 A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows: The Community Benefits sought through this contract will be proportionate to individual provider's annual contract value. Community Benefits should be to the benefit of the Community as whole however the Council will actively aim to secure Community Benefits which aide in the implementation of the Council's Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan, where possible. (SC Ref:655240)
- FTS 011947-2021