Market Research Contract – Border Choice Homes Evaluation 2014

Market Research Contract – Border Choice Homes Evaluation 2014

Collectively Berwickshire Housing Association, Eildon Housing Association and Waverley Housing (the Partners) wish to commission an independent evaluation of the operation, accessibility, and the costs of delivering a choice based letting common housing register.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Eildon Housing Association

The Weaving Shed, Ettrick Mill, Dunsdale Road,

Selkirk

TD7 5EB

UK

Project Co-ordinator

+44 1750725900
http://www.eildon.org.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Border Choice Homes Evaluation 2014

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Borders Choice Homes (BCH) is a Common Housing Register (CHR) which uses a Choice Based Letting (CBL) approach. The service has operated since 2007, initially as a shared service and, since 2012, on an agency basis with Eildon Housing Association delivering the service to Berwickshire Housing Association and Waverley Housing. Cairn Housing Association and Hanover Housing (Scotland) also advertise their Scottish Borders properties using Borders Choice Homes.

Collectively Berwickshire Housing Association, Eildon Housing Association and Waverley Housing (the Partners) wish to commission an independent evaluation of the operation, accessibility, and the costs of delivering a choice based letting common housing register. It is anticipated that the evaluation will include a range of research methods, including, but not limited to, questionnaires, telephone interviews and focus groups.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=302078.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

151700 Housing Consultancy
159999 other Consultancy

170 Scotland South

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Please refer to tender documentation

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

BCH2014

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
12-05-2014  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 09-06-2014

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Collaborative arrangements:

Berwickshire Housing Association, Waverley Housing

(SC Ref:302078)

5.2

Additional Documentation

01_BCHEvaluation2014_Brief
02_BCHEvaluation2014_FormTender

5.3

Publication date of this notice

23-04-2014