Research into the Private Rented Sector in Argyll and Bute

Research into the Private Rented Sector in Argyll and Bute

The purpose of this commission is to carry out research into the private rented sector in Argyll and Bute: to identify the nature, characteristics and scope of the sector; to assess its role within the local housing system and its potential contribution to the objectives of the Local Housing Strategy.

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Argyll and Bute Council

Procurement and Commissioning Team, Kilmory,

Lochgilphead

PA31 8RT

UK

Boguslawa Symonowicz, Purchasing Officer

+44 1546604194

Boguslawa.Symonowicz@argyll-bute.gov.uk

+44 1546604411
http://www.argyll-bute.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

Research into the Private Rented Sector in Argyll and Bute

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The purpose of this commission is to carry out research into the private rented sector in Argyll and Bute: to identify the nature, characteristics and scope of the sector; to assess its role within the local housing system and its potential contribution to the objectives of the Local Housing Strategy; and to provide an estimate of the need and demand for this tenure (including Mid Market/Intermediate Rent). The research is required to inform the ongoing development of the Local Housing Strategy (LHS) and to refresh the Housing Need & Demand Assessment (HNDA). This brief sets out the background to this research and outlines the work that is required of contractors. It also specifies the timetable and management arrangements for the project.

The estimated value of this contract is approximately £45,000.00.

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=241643.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=241643.

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. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

151700 Housing

120 … Highlands and Islands

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

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

N/a

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentationb) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
31-10-2012  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date  07-11-2012

4.5

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

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Tender Submission Postbox facility. Further details are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=241643

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Responses should be submitted in an electronic format via the ‘post-box’ on the Public Contracts Scotland website (guidance attached). No other method will be accepted.

In order to overcome file size difficulties we request that tender submissions are completed in ‘Word’ or similar. Attachments to the response, if any, should be compiled into one zip file. Please include a list of supporting documents in the comments field.

Please note that submitted individual documents/zip files must be less than 10Mb in size and if greater it will be rejected and will not be added to the submission. The post-box will accept a maximum of 3 documents/zip files

Tender documents issued by Argyll and Bute Council are private and confidential and must not be passed on to a third party without the express consent of the Council.

It is the sole responsibility of the submitting company to deliver their response as specified.

Late responses will not be accepted.

If problems occur during the submission stage, please contact Boguslawa Symonowicz (details below) in advance of the deadline.

Telephone: 01546604159

E-mail: boguslawa.symonowicz@argyll-bute.gov.uk

(SC Ref:241643)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Research into Private Renting Sector

5.3

Publication date of this notice

08-10-2012