One of the key priorities of Birmingham City Council is to ensure that we have the appropriate housing to meet the needs of our citizens. Private renting is the second highest type of tenure in the City. Recent research identified that there are approximately 105,000 privately rented properties in the city.

S.79 the Housing Act 2004 allows Local Authorities to implement a Selective Licensing Scheme (SLS). A Guide for Local Authorities (2015) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/selective-licensing-in-the-private-rented-sector-a-guide-for-local-authorities sets out the criteria that must be met to meet the conditions for such a scheme.

The Council is seeking to commission a provider to undertake the consultation for selective licensing.

Consultation is to be undertaken in each of the wards as detailed in the Cabinet Report using a variety of creative methods of communication. Considering the need for Covid-19 compliance, methods to be used to include face to face, group sessions, presentations and on-line questionnaire.

Consultation will include proposed licensing fee for the scheme.

This contract will be for a period of 5 months commencing May 2021 until 30th September 2021.

The Council will be using its free to use e-tendering system (in-tend) for the administration of this procurement process and potential suppliers must register with the system to be able to express an interest. If you wish to express an interest in this opportunity please click on the following link to access https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc/ and submit your details to register. You will then be sent details on how to log on which will enable you to download all relevant quotation documentation.

If you are unable to register with In-tend or have any questions or problems on how to use this web site please either email us at: cps@birmingham.gov.uk or call CPS Helpdesk on 0121 464 8000.

Your completed quotation submission should be returned by noon on 16th April 2021 via the ‘in-tend’ system https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc