Ashford Borough Council is seeking a supplier to provide a furniture removal service for assisted moves for Ashford Borough Council’s housing stock in addition to other properties affected by the decanting process of our tenants.The works will include decanting of 2 No. (minimum) sheltered accommodation units due for demolition and rebuild during the next 4 years, and may involve moving the same people out and back into a newly built flat. There maybe a large number of moves required in a short period of time, and the quality aspect of your bid will need to reflect your experience for this requirement.
The number of assisted moves to be undertaken is difficult to forecast. In the last financial year 36 No. were undertaken, and we estimate a similar number each year. In addition there will be in the region of 35-40 additional moves per annum to cover the decanting of sheltered accommodation. Additionally, some of our tenants may wish to downsize, and move to other sheltered developments in the borough. This is harder to quantify but could add another 10 – 20 moves per annum.
You are therefore invited to tender using the specification and schedule of rates attached. Your bid will be evaluated on the following:
50% Price – Form of Tender attached
50% Quality including;
- Logistics – 10%
- Resources – 10%
- Service – 10%
- Communications – 10%
- Security – 10%
In order to be considered please ensure your completed bid along with supporting documentation is returned to Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent TN23 1PL FAO Richard Robinson, Housing Improvement Manager, Community and Housing in a plain envelope which does not bear a mark identifying your company, using the label attached. Tenders must be returned no later than 12 Noon on Wednesday 18th March 2015
Advert Placed: 25th February 2015
Tender Return Date: 12 Noon 18th March 2015
Evaluation of Bids: commence 18th March 2015
Contract Award: w/c 23rd March 2015
Start Date: 1st April 2015
End Date: 31st March 2018
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2) The start and end dates in this advert are indicative only, and will be agreed with the successful supplier.
If you have any queries please contact Richard Robinson on (01233) 330405 or by e:firstname.lastname@example.org