Housing Related Support Tenders

What Is a Housing Related Support Tender?

Housing related support tenders enable individuals to access and maintain a tenancy and gain, and/or regain and sustain, independent living skills. Provision is directed towards vulnerable people, including those that are homeless and at risk of homelessness, victims of violence and abuse, alcoholism and substance abuse, Service Users with mental health needs, ex-offenders, care leavers and young people.

Who Commissions Housing Related Support Tenders?

Local authorities have responsibility for assessing the need for and the commissioning of housing related support services.  The majority of procurement processes will seek to contract services from a single provider, although we do sometimes see multiple providers awarded as part of framework agreements, with different elements of service provision, or levels of need broken down over individual lots. See our tender GLOSSARY for more help with terminology.

Common Terminology

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Common terminology and contract identifiers can often vary from commissioner to commissioner.  Some of the following are terms we see commonly applied to housing related support contracts:

What is Normally Involved in a Housing Related Support Tender?

It’s not unusual to see stipulations within housing related support tenders regarding minimum levels of economic and financial standing, along with supplying copies of recent financial accounts.

Individual specifications may state that it will be the responsibility of the provider to source and manage accommodation, and we would expect stipulations to be applied to geographical location. Alternatively, the transference of existing contracts may include access to council-owned accommodation.

The evaluation of tender submissions will almost certainly be weighted towards quality, although price may also be a factor (see Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) in our GLOSSARY for more information. Scored tender responses will generally focus on a bidder’s experience delivering contracts similar in scope and size, their proposed delivery model, tenancy support and service access arrangements, assessment arrangements , staffing, training and monitoring, tenancy support, business continuity, safeguarding, integrated working with other statutory and voluntary agencies, aftercare and resettlement support.

How Can Your Tender Team Help with Writing a Housing Related Support Tender?

As experts working across the full spectrum of social care, we understand the level of competition for tenders in this area, and our experience working on bids for this sector means our Team are equipped with the necessary knowledge to take on the challenge, and produce a cohesive and compelling tender submission.

Contract lifetimes will vary and will often be subject to optional extensions of 12 months or more, so if your bid is unsuccessful, you could be left out in the cold until the tender is released again.  Putting the appropriate resources into your bid can make all of the difference. Check out our latest WIN RATE to see how successful we’ve been over recent months.

Need Help Writing Your Housing Related Support Tender?

Your Tender Team specialises in delivering expert tendering services to health and social care providers. See our FULL TENDER WRITE services page for how we can help you.

If you would like us to quote you for how much our Full Tender Write service is based on the tender you wish to bid, please use our ‘Get A Quote’ tab on the right handside of the screen now.  

We Can Structure Your Tender Response & Give You Feedback Before You Submit It

If you wish to write your own bid, we can support you at every stage of your response with our REVIEW & EVALUATION service.

Our Press Features

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