ITT Support to Co-operative Housing Schemes in Wales

ITT Support to Co-operative Housing Schemes in Wales

As part of the Co-operative Housing in Wales project (CHiW), the Wales Co-operative Centre is establishing this co-operative housing framework agreement to provide organisational development support to housing co-operative initiatives across Wales.
Procurer reference: ITTSCHSW12
Value of tender: £Undisclosed
Is this notice funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO)?
Contract Type
Name of the organisation
Wales Co-operative Centre
Contact Name
Christine Heath
Llandaff Court, Fairwater Road, Cardiff
0300 111 5050
0300 111 5051
Web Address
Service category
11 Management Consulting Services
Is it a framework agreement?
Title of the contract
ITT Support to Co-operative Housing Schemes in Wales
Description of the contract

As part of the Co-operative Housing in Wales project (CHiW), the Wales Co-operative Centre is establishing this co-operative housing framework agreement to provide organisational development support to housing co-operative initiatives across Wales.


On the basis of the tender proposal, one or more Organisations (the “Organisation”) will be included in a Framework Agreement for Organisational Development (the “Service”).

The Centre requires Organisations to provide the following Service:

• Organisational development advice and guidance – provided by an adviser (the “Adviser”).

To help them realise their full potential a menu of assistance will be made available to clients of the Wales Co-operative Centre. This will ensure their tailored support package is relevant, timely and specific to their individual needs.

The Service might be provided to a whole range of individuals and organisations involved in taking forward co-operative housing initiatives, including housing associations, councils, third sector organisations, community groups as well as co-operative housing organisations themselves.

The Framework Agreement and Service provision will continue until March 2014, subject to continued Welsh Government funding, with any extension period being approved by the Centre.

A key aspect of the client Service will be to support the organisational development of co-operative housing initiatives across the whole of Wales. All client beneficiaries will receive the Service local to their area.

A number of co-operative housing clients have already been identified by Welsh Government but there are likely to be additional clients that are signposted to the Centre for support.

Prior to any specialist support being provided an initial assessment will be conducted by the Wales Co-operative Centre with the co-operative housing initiatives. The assessment will focus on the objectives of the initiative as well as its resource capacity, the long and short term plans, etc. Targeted support required by the initiative will be identified in this assessment and will form the agreed menu of support to be provided by the Project. Advisers will be sourced from the Framework Agreement to deliver elements of this support.

The Service will be delivered by Organisations according to an agreed methodology under the direction of the Centre and according to agreed processes and procedures as defined by the Centre.

Advisers – Advice and Guidance

Bespoke and specialist organisational development advice and guidance will be delivered by Advisers on a one to one basis with individuals, groups of individuals and organisations involved in co-operative housing initiatives.

In order to respond to the specific needs of the co-operative housing initiatives, advisers will be sought who are able to provide expert knowledge and specialist advice in the areas detailed below:

• Community engagement, development and facilitation in the area of housing and co-operative housing;

• Legal and organisational models of co-operative housing, particularly ownership housing co- operatives, lease agreements and other legal matters relating to co-operative housing;

• Business planning and financial planning for housing co-operatives, including expertise on accessing finance and modelling.

Place / site of work / delivery
Pan Wales

Classification of contract (CPV codes)
70000000 – Real estate services.
70100000 – Real estate services with own property.
70111000 – Development of residential real estate.
70122000 – Land sale or purchase services.
70130000 – Letting services of own property.
70210000 – Residential property renting or leasing services.
73000000 – Research and development services and related consultancy services.
79000000 – Business services – law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security.
79410000 – Business and management consultancy services.
79411000 – General management consultancy services.
79411100 – Business-development consultancy services.
79998000 – Coaching services.
98110000 – Services furnished by business, professional and specialist organisations.
98133000 – Services furnished by social membership organisations.
98133100 – Civic betterment and community facility support services.

Contract Length
Period in month/s
Contract will be awarded based on:

Most economically advantageous tender in terms of:Criteria as detailed in the contract documents

SECTION IV: Administrative Information

Instructions to suppliers

Tender documents must be submitted to Christine Heath by Thursday 20th of December 2012 by 2pm to:


Christine Heath


Wales Co-operative Centre

Llandaff Court

Fairwater Road



Tenderers must not include any information on the envelope which could identify the source of the proposal as this will result in disqualification from the process.

The Form of Tender is shown in Annex 3.

An Organisation’s tender submission should include:

• A completed Annex 3

• Policy documents

• Evidence or commitment to professional indemnity insurance to a minimum sum of £5million

• A statement of turnover for the past 3 years (or for as many years of trading if the organisation is less than 3 years old).

Please provide 4 paper copies of your completed Annex 3.


The Centre aims to make a decision based solely on the tenders submitted. However, tendering Organisations may be invited to attend a meeting to clarify aspects of their submission.

Prospective tenderers should particularly note that costs incurred by Organisations in preparing and submitting a tender will not be covered by the Centre.

Your Response to Tender must remain valid for a period of 90 days from date of signature by your Authorised Official/s.

Successful and unsuccessful Organisations will be advised of the outcome within 30 working days of the closing date unless a clarification meeting is required. Companies will be notified of this requirement within 20 working days of the closing date.

Reference Number
Deadline Date
Deadline date refers to
Receipt of Tenders
Does this contract relate to a Project / Programme funded by EU funds?
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract