To seek retrospective approval to bid to Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, Rough Sleepers Accommodation Programme, for £680,191 revenue for the provision of support to 40 units of move-on accommodation.

On 27 July 2021, Cabinet  

  1. Retrospectively approved the submission of a bid from the Council via WMCA for Rough Sleepers Accommodation Programme revenue of £680,200;

     

  2. Approved the route to deliver 40 units of accommodation into the programme; The money will be used to invest in 40 new units made up of 1-bedroom, self-contained flats allowing rough sleepers to stay for up to 2 to 3 years with a move-on plan.

     

  3. Noted that delivery of support will be via a support provider granted or contracted to a value of no more than £680,200;

     

  4. Delegated authority to the Managing Director, City Housing (or their delegate) in conjunction with the Assistant Director of Development and Commercial (or their delegate), the Chief Finance Officer (or their delegate) and the City Solicitor (or their delegate) to spend the funds, via the approval of the procurement strategy and contract award; if a procurement is the preferred commissioning route;

     

  5. Authorised the City Solicitor to negotiate and execute any documents to give effect to the above decisions.

     

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14:42, 31 Jul 2021 by Peni Whelan