Community Support - Homeless Prevention Services
Main contract details
The Isle of Wight Council (“the Authority”) invites Tenders from suitably qualified suppliers (“Potential Suppliers”) for the provision of a Community Support – Homeless Prevention Service. The Community Support - Homelessness Prevention Service will impact on people’s lives by ensuring that the provision plays a role in diverting people away from the need for formal statutory services; aiming to support them to live independently and resolve their housing needs without the use of costly public services. The aim of the provision will be: • preventing or relieving homelessness wherever possible; • identifying strengths and goals; • developing the knowledge and skills for life to flourish independently, in their own homes, and as part of communities; • building their well-being and resilience to deal with shocks, stresses and uncertainty in their lives; • reducing demand on other services; • increasing people’s self-esteem, self-worth and confidence, and to integrate into their local community. • assisting people out of poverty; • making best use of resources for maximum impact; • delivering better relationships by working in partnerships across organisations • empowering people with tools to support them in maximising their independence and developing positive strategies for self-help and financial resilience. The successful Supplier(s) shall deliver the service in ways that meet the needs of the individuals in places that they can access. The provision should cover island wide locations depending on the need and could be split into localities. Service delivery should be offered in people’s homes or at community venues and the Supplier(s) must be able to evidence that support is being provided effectively within these settings. Suppliers bidding to provide Community Support – Homeless Prevention Services can bid for up to £100,000 of funding to deliver their service offer. Any bids for funding over £100,000 shall be rejected. This procurement follows the open procedure under the Public Contract Regulations 2015. The term of the contract shall be 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2022 with the option to extend for up to a further two years, agreeable in two 12-month tranches. Any extension to the contract term shall be at the sole discretion of the Authority. The closing date for receipt of Tenders is 14:00Hrs on 15 February 2021.
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From 18/01/2021 16:00 to 15/02/2021 14:00
Isle of Wight