Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive
Section I: Contracting Change
I.1) Name and addresses
East Lothian Council
John Muir House
Haddington, East Lothian
Contact person: Diane Sherry
Telephone: +44 1620827827
Main address: http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00181
I.2) Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5) Main activity
Housing and community amenities
Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
Private Sector Leasing Scheme
II.1.2) Main CPV code
II.1.3) Type of contract
II.1.4) Short description
The purpose of this PIN is to determine the level of interest in the provision of a Private Sector Leasing Scheme. This is not an opportunity to bid but to note interest to allow ELC to determine the size of the market, identify appropriate route to market and inform its strategy. It is not a call for competition.
II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots:
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The Private Sector Leasing (PSL) scheme provides tenancies as part of East Lothian Councils' response to tackling homelessness. The properties are leased, from the private rented sector to the Council, through the contracted Provider. The Provider will be responsible for all housing and property management functions such as sourcing suitable properties, agreeing leases, letting the properties and maintenance of the properties during the tenancy period.
ELC currently has around 120 (max) leased properties across East Lothian. The provider must ensure a stock of private rented property in East Lothian to enable the Council to provide temporary accommodation for people threatened with homelessness or experiencing homelessness and will utilise the private rented sector to complement the existing temporary/medium stay accommodation.
The key objectives of the PSL Scheme are to significantly reduce the use and time spent in B&B accommodation for homeless households; to procure and manage accommodation from the private rented market for Housing Service customers and to widen the range of short and medium term housing options for Housing Service customers.
The key tasks undertaken by the provider are to lease properties from landlords in the private rented market and sub-let to homeless households or other Housing Service customers; undertake the procurement of these properties and provide the property and tenancy/occupancy management service for these properties; to let procured properties to customers referred by the Housing Service; to guarantee rents to the landlord during the period of the lease, to provide or make available a tenancy/occupancy support service as required; to ensure properties are returned to the landlord in the same condition (or better) with vacant possession or the lease renewed and to arrange for the provision of Tenancies for Housing Service customers who are housed through the scheme.
II.2.14) Additional information
Suppliers should record interest through Public Contracts Scotland by Friday 1st December 2017 and complete the attached request for information.
II.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.3) Additional information
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=517163.
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