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Temporary Accommodation & Associated Services Flexible Purchasing System

A Tender Notice

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Framework (Services)
9 year
17 Jan 2023
To 28 Dec 2031 (est.)
13 Feb 2023 11:00



Geochart for 1 buyers and 0 suppliers

1 buyer


The City of Edinburgh Council established a flexible purchasing system for temporary accommodation in March 2022. This was 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 Council are re-opening applications to the flexible purchasing system for Category 2 - Temporary Accommodation with Residential Support, specifically: Category 2a – Supported Lodgings, and Category 2C – Homeless Accommodation with Support. 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.

Total Quantity or Scope

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. The Council are re-opening applications to the flexible purchasing system for Category 2a – Supported Lodgings, and … Please see individual specifications for more information. Additional information: Please see Bidder Guidance Document for more information on the operation of the Purchasing System and how to apply.

CPV Codes

  • 85300000 - Social work and related services
  • 85310000 - Social work services
  • 85311000 - Social work services with accommodation


  • Staff qualifications are relevant.

Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** 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: A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: 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:719277)