Lettings Appraisal for Waltham Forest

Lettings Appraisal for Waltham Forest

We need to review: · The current financial model · The current service offer · The business plan 2014-16 · Costed options for the future development of the scheme.

Lettings Waltham Forest Options Appraisal


Reference number:1897

Deadline date:26/09/2014

This deadline is for…

Contract value:£10,000 – £10,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out:Hoe Street

Name of the buying organisation:London Borough of Waltham Forest

Original source URLhttps://www.londontenders.org/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_opportunity?OpenForm&contract_id=CONTRACT-9NRC-VT6DVG

Description of the contract

Lettings Waltham Forest is the social lettings agency of the London Borough of Waltham Forest managed by Ascham Homes. It was launched in September 2012 and currently has over 120 properties in management, and has arranged over 250 private sector tenancies for homeless households. The agency has fulfilled its original goals but we need to review the options for the future in a difficult and challenging local housing market. We need to review: · The current financial model · The current service offer · The business plan 2014-16 · Costed options for the future development of the scheme · Opportunities brought about by the introduction of Selective Licensing in Waltham Forest · Best practise in other Social Lettings Agencies that could inform development To carry out this review and options appraisal, we are seeking the services of a consultant with experience of the private rental market; financial modelling; and developing innovative solutions to the problems of accessing good quality housing supply in a challenging market.



Classification of the contract

73000000Research and development services and related consultancy services

Additional information

Contract type:Services – 8

Is it a framework agreement?No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding?No

Contract will be awarded based on:Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract:06/10/2014 – 15/01/2015

Who to contact

Contact nameHelen Richards

Organisation nameLondon Borough of Waltham Forest

AddressCedar Wood House, 2d Fulbourne Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 9DD

Telephone020 8496 5484

Extension number:


How to apply

INVITATION TO QUOTE FOR Consultancy Services Review and Options Appraisal for Lettings Waltham Forest (social lettings agency) Quotation requirements Your proposal should include the following: (a) Your firm General background of your firm; Address of registered office; Name, correspondence address and telephone number of partner responsible for the contract. (b) Experience Details of your firm’s experience of working with ALMOs or similar organisations, including experience of ; Details of similar work you are currently undertaking for ALMOs or similar organisations Your firm’s relevant experience and understanding of working in the private rented sector Proven, relevant track record of reviewing and successfully developing related services Relevant experience of key staff who will be engaged on this contract; Internal quality assurance processes. (c) Process Details of your proposed approach and methodology; Where and how you propose to carry out the work; (d) Staffing Details of the staff that would be doing the work Relevant experience Rates for each level of staff (if applicable) (e) Insurance Details of your firm’s professional indemnity insurance; Details of your firm’s employers’ and public liability insurance; Details of any claims or litigation in the last three years. (e) References Details of two ALMOs (or similar organisations) who could be contacted for references and who have received similar services to those proposed in this document in the last two years.