Portsmouth City Council (‘the council’) is inviting tenders from suitably qualified suppliers to provide support services for rough sleepers.

The Rough Sleeping Support Service will be delivered across three council owned properties with housing management being the responsibility of the council. This contract covers the support element only. The purpose of the service is to provide safe accommodation for people at risk of rough sleeping, and work with them to facilitate a move on to suitable, sustainable and settled housing.

The council is targeting to have awarded the contract on 30 June 2021 to allow for service commencement on 1 October 2021. The contract will be let for an initial term of 30 months (2.5 years) which may then run for a further 5.5 years in increments set by the Council to a total maximum term of 8 years, subject to performance and at the sole option of the Council.

The funding allocated across the initial 30 month period is £2,155,741. Please note that there is a reduction in the per annum value of £247,882 in year 2023-24 due to changing 1 block from supported to unsupported accommodation (further details in appendix A). The estimated value of the contract over the maximum term of 8 years is IRO £6.1m – £11.6m.

Application is via submission of tenders by 14th May 2021 at 12:00.