Temporary Accommodation for the Homeless

Framework: Temporary Accommodation for the Homeless

Scarborough Borough Council is seeking expressions of interest from residential landlords, owners of Houses in Multiple Occupation and owners of Bed and Breakfast/Guest Houses within the Borough to enter into contracts for the provision of temporary accommodation for the homeless
Contract Ref
SBC/EH/25047
Description
INTRODUCTION Scarborough Borough Council is seeking expressions of interest from residential landlords, owners of Houses in Multiple Occupation and owners of Bed and Breakfast/Guest Houses within the Borough to enter into contracts for the provision of temporary accommodation for the homeless. The Council are seeking to enter into contracts that will guarantee a fixed monthly payment to landlords for the provision of ‘designated units’ of accommodation, available exclusively to the Council in order to help us discharge of legal obligations toward the homeless. BACKGROUND The Homelessness Act 2002 and Parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act 1996 set out the legal responsibilities of Local Authorities in respect of the homeless. A key duty is the requirement to provide temporary accommodation for homeless people. Temporary accommodation needs to be used by the Council as an interim measure, whilst enquiries are being undertaken in order to establish whether or not a full duty is owed to offer the applicant permanent accommodation. Temporary accommodation is also used for the period between where a full duty has been established and permanent accommodation becomes available. At anyone time, the Council has around 20-25 homeless single people living in temporary accommodation within the Borough. Average length of stay within this temporary accommodation is around 12 weeks. However length of stay can vary significantly. In some instances length of stay can be for a single night, in others it can be up to a year. We are ideally looking to enter into fixed term contracts with a number of providers (initially for one year with an option to extend as required) for the provision of 30 ‘designated units’ of accommodation. Ideally we would like this accommodation to be provided in clusters or around 5 units per property and located in both Scarborough and Whitby, however larger clusters of accommodation shall also be considered. This accommodation is required to meet the need of single people and couples only. Given the nature of the service being provided it is important that the accommodation used and the management service being provided at the very least complies with minimum standards.
Extension Terms
Response Required By
Mon 20 February 2012 at 12:00
Nature of Contract
Framework
Contract Start Date
Wed 09 May 2012
Contract End Date
Contract Duration (months)
48

 

For further information please contact:

Contact
David Gomersall (Scarborough Borough Council)
Phone
01723 232344
Address
Town Hall St Nicholas Street Scarborough