Procurement news and events

10 August 2016

Appeal for contractors for next phase of housing investment programme

Telford & Wrekin Council is always looking for ways in which to support local trade and keep the business pound in the borough – and the next phase of its housing investment programme is no exception.

The council set up a wholly owned company called Nuplace to build 400 new homes for the private rental market.

Construction firm Lovell is the contractor working with Nuplace to deliver the second phase of the programme, which includes developments at The Oaklands at Matlock Avenue in Dawley and Miners’ Walk at Madeley Court. 

Two further sites in Hadley and Newport are proposed subject to planning.

The Oaklands will feature 92 two and three bedroom homes. This will see 47 new homes for private rent by Nuplace and 45 homes being sold on the open market by Lovell.

Miners’ Walk at Madeley Court will see the development of 53 two and three bedroom homes with properties ready for occupation in spring 2017. 

Work will start on both sites in the coming weeks.

Lovell are currently looking to appoint local building contractors and construction specialists to help them deliver the project.

Businesses interested in becoming a supplier or contractor to Lovell can download the supplier registration document to be completed and returned directly to Lovells.

Councillor Richard Overton, Telford & Wrekin Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for Housing, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for local businesses to help Lovell deliver the second phase of the Nuplace programme.

“I hope businesses across the borough will take up the opportunity. We are proud to be a business winning and business supporting council and the more money that can be spent in the borough by our local businesses, the stronger the local economy will be.”

(1) PR & Marketing Services and (2) Technical Elements for the Discover Telford Campaign

These two opportunities are currently live on the Delta e-procurement site with a closing date of 22 July 2016. Interested parties should register with Delta if they have not already done so and email to arrange access to the relevant information.

Home to school transport passes

The Transport Brokerage Team is looking for a supplier to print our ‘Home to School’ bus transport passes for September 2016. This is approximately 900 passes to be delivered by 24th August . For more information contact or call 01952 384623/381041 

Provider Consultation Events - Wednesday 18th May 2016

Further to the information sharing and consultation event for landlords and care and support providers in August 2015 to begin discussions on the long term supported accommodation project we are running two further events on 18 May and would like to extend an invitation to you.

The day will feature two sessions, one focusing on care and support and the second focusing on accommodation, you are welcome to attend one or both, however if you would like to attend both please register separately to do so. For those that only wish to attend one session a synopsis of the other session will be provided as part of the presentation.

Care and Support in the Community - Register and view more information
We are encouraging organisations with an interest in providing a flexible and fluid offer of care and support in the community to join us to discuss how this will be provided in the future. The way we will be sourcing care and support in the future will be very much different to the current Domiciliary Care Framework so this event will be of interest to a range of care and support providers alongside the traditional domiciliary care providers.

Accommodation in Telford and Wrekin for Vulnerable People - Register and view more information
We are encouraging organisations to take part with an interest in providing accommodation for vulnerable people, the discussion will involve considering how landlords can make this accommodation available including marketing, access, and referral pathways.

Reserving your place
The Council wants as many provider representatives as possible to attend the session; in the first instance places will be limited to one person per organisation. You will be advised in the week prior to the event if places can be opened up to others in your organisation. You will be informed of any changes made to bookings.

Marches Local Enterprise Partnership Manufacturing Skills Capital Project

Telford & Wrekin Council is involved in the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Manufacturing Skills Capital Project, which is a tender process being led by Shropshire County Council to provide capital funding to enable successful bidders to tackle manufacturing skills issues. 

The Marches LEP has recognised that additional capital investment is required to support the manufacturing sector to develop their skills base, equipping them to maximise future opportunities.

This tender is seeking submissions from organisations that wish to set up and develop Advanced Manufacturing Hubs in the Marches region as regional training centres for advanced manufacturing skills in 5 key areas where there is currently limited training provision. We envisage that the Hubs will operate on a “Hub and Spoke” model and will be partnership led, comprising consortia of employers and educational providers including HE, FE and private sector training providers working together. They will build on a whole range of collaborative initiatives already in place in the region and will house equipment and deliver training programmes including Apprenticeships. The Hubs are planned to commence operation (i.e. delivering training courses and Apprenticeships) from April 2017.

This contract will commence on 1st July 2016 and will conclude on March 31st 2017. Funding for the delivery of capital funding is being provided by Skills Capital Funding awarded to the Marches LEP.

It is intended that a minimum of two providers will be awarded contracts: one based in the North of the Marches LEP area and one based in the South. However, where applicants demonstrate clear need and within the constraints of the funding available, multiple providers in each area may be considered.

View further information and details of how to respond.

Children's Homes Location Risk Assessment

Following the launch of the Department for Education Children's Homes Regulations Amendments 2014, Telford & Wrekin Council has produced a summary of resources to assist managers of children’s homes and prospective providers of new children’s homes, to:

  • Carry out a risk assessment of the area before the opening of the home and then at regular intervals;
  • Signpost a range of resources which will assist in the identification of potential risks associated with the local area; and
  • Put in place appropriate safeguards where risks had been identified before a home opens (or where new risks appear over time)

View more information.

Green Shoots

Can you provide Due Diligence services to the Green Shoots Business Support Programme for Wolverhampton University? View more information.

C&YP Provider Forum - 18 February 2016

Telford & Wrekin Council Commissioning Team held a provider forum on 18 February 2016 for providers offering services to children and young people in care and those leaving care. The forum explored an all age approach to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people whilst also raising aspirations to ensure that they can achieve everything they are capable of.

Topics covered at the forum included

  • Exploring ways to support the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people through music
  • Raising aspirations and moving on into training and employment with the Job Box
  • Supporting children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 
  • SEND Reforms
  • Advice and support from the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • The Missing Person’s process
  • The Outcomes Tracker

View the main presentation

View the feedback from attendees.

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