Regulation Financial Viability Review

Regulation Financial Viability Review

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) as the Social Housing Regulator (SHR) is seeking support for our programme of viability assessments and reports for 2014/15 in accordance with the principles set out in ‘Regulating the Standards’.

Reference number:HCAP15065

Deadline date:20/10/2014

This deadline is for…Expression of interest and receipt of tenders by 13:00 hours

Contract value:£140,000 – £160,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out:England

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes

Name of the buying organisation:The Homes and Communities Agency

Description of the contract

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) as the Social Housing Regulator (SHR) is seeking support for our programme of viability assessments and reports for 2014/15 in accordance with the principles set out in ‘Regulating the Standards’. We have an annual programme of approximately 250 viability assessments for registered providers with more than 1,000 homes. We are seeking to outsource the analysis of financial viability and the drafting of viability reports for up to 40 registered providers in the mid-range of our assessment of risk exposure. This will entail categorising providers in accordance with our standard straplines for financial viability. The SHR reserves the right to appoint more than one contractor

Documents

Classification of the contract

66171000Financial consultancy services

Additional information

Contract type:Services – Unspecified

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:3 Months

Who to contact

Contact nameCarol Miles

Organisation nameHCA the Social Housing Regulator

Address4th Floor, One Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, M1 1RG

Telephone03001234500

Extension number:

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How to apply

Interested suppliers should request the tender documents by emailing regulationprocurement@hca.gsi.gov.uk. All discussions, meetings and communications will be conducted in English. The contract will be subject to English law. Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in GBP and all payments under the contract will be made in GBP. This procurement and award is subject to the transparency arrangements being adopted by the UK Government. These arrangements include the publication of tender documentation issued by the HCA and the contract between the HCA and supplier. Bidders should highlight any areas they consider commercially sensitive in order for the HCA to be able to honour our transparency obligations without undermining the bidders commercial interests. Candidates are advised that the HCA is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“The Act”). If a candidate considers that any of the information supplied as part of this procurement procedure should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity, confidential or otherwise, they must, when providing this information, clearly identify the specific information they do not wish to be disclosed and clearly specify the reasons for its sensitivity. The HCA shall take such statements into consideration in the event that it receives a request pursuant to the Act which relates to the information provided by the interested party. Please note, it is insufficient to include a statement of confidentiality encompassing all the information provided in the response. The HCA takes a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and sets high standards of impartiality, integrity and objectivity in relation to the stewardship of public funds and the management of its activities. The principles contained within this policy apply to both internal and external audiences, including anyone wishing to undertake business or engage with the HCA. Please refer to our Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy by visiting http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/ethical-policies for further information.