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Bristol City Council is in the process of
re-profiling it's children’s homes in favour of a new model
of smaller homes able to better meet the needs of children in our
care, and situated in communities across the city. It is important
that each one has its own homely aesthetic and is furnished like a
modern family home avoiding institutional styles.
For the remaining homes we pursued an open tender, with a view to procuring a single supplier framework for each lot required. By pursing this option we allow ourselves more flexibility and future proof the contract in any event that over the course of the scheme the number of anticipated homes are either not realised or become delayed prohibiting delivery.
Decision Maker: Director: Children and Families Services
Decision published: 21/05/2020
Effective from: 15/05/2020
Following a competitive tendering process the
evaluation results recommend that the framework agreement be
awarded to the highest scoring supplier for each lot. The
successful supplier is the same for all four lots tendered.
The following opportunities exist by appointing a single supplier framework for the remainder of the scheme:
• Having one supplier framework including all furniture lots gives economies of scale and the same level of quality throughout all homes.
• By establishing pricing during the competition it gave the best pricing solution that is fixed for the three year period of the framework
• Of suppliers evaluated, the supplier appointed can provide all items to high quality in a variety of different styles and colours as well as delivering the family style aesthetic we need.
• The Council will be entering into a framework agreement with the successful supplier and will call-off requirements as each home becomes available. This provides a more flexible approach when taking into account property and construction industries experiencing unexpected delays, which then poses a risk that new homes are delayed or not achieved. A framework mitigates that risk if the volumes considered didn’t actually materialise or even if volumes increased. By procuring this requirement through a framework the Council has made no guarantee of any minimum quantities or any quantities to be purchased at all.
Lead officer: Ann James
The Mayor of Bristol has set out the objective
of delivering 2000 new homes per year, of which 800 should be
affordable, by 2020. In response to this the Council allocated
£57m for the Council to provide grants to registered
providers and other eligible organisations for affordable homes for
rent or supplementary grants: to promote Zero Carbon affordable
homes, adopt modular housing and incentivise the building of
wheelchair user bungalows. This is the twenty –first round of
grant funding by the Council under the delegated authority scheme
agreed by Cabinet on 2nd April 2019.
The supplementary grant will enable United Communities Housing Association to redesign the scheme and install ground source heat pumps to serve a total of 67 affordable homes units at Luckwell Road and Lynwood Road Bristol BS3 3HH.
Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration
Decision published: 13/05/2020
Effective from: 12/05/2020
Approves the supplementary grant, in
accordance with the criteria detailed in the Affordable Housing
Funding Policy, to United Communities of £526,620 to enable
heat pumps to be installed to serve 67 affordable homes from the
Affordable Housing Funding Budget made under the delegated
authority for grant payments (including those in excess of
£0.5m) to support the delivery of housing approved by Cabinet
on 7th March 2017. Please note attached Financial report.
Lead officer: Francesca Barclay