LAMBETHWATCH COUNCIL CONTRACTS – THE WHY? FACTOR TWO: HOMES FOR LAMBETH…KER-CHING!!!!!

The WHY? FACTOR also applies to Lambeth council’s highly controversial ‘Homes for Lambeth’ plans – without asking the first Why?: Why demolish ANY council estates in the first place?

HOMES FOR LAMBETH (£10,000 KER-CHING!!!!!)

Homes for Lambeth: programme level Build to Rent strategic advice request (£10,000)

The London Borough of Lambeth (the Council) is seeking to appoint a specialist adviser (or advisers) to work with the Council and its current advisers to develop the Homes for Lambeth commercial Build to Rent strategy.

Contract value (low) £10k Contract value (high) £10k

Publication date 27/01/2017 Closing date 09/02/2017
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Homes for Lambeth – Business Support (£70,000 KER-CHING!!!!!)

London Borough Of Lambeth

… seeking to appoint a specialist adviser to work with Lambeth Council and its advisers to support the mobilisation of the Homes for Lambeth business that has been established to deliver new homes …

Contract value (low) £70k Contract value (high) £70k

Publication date 10/05/2018 Closing date 29/05/2018

Notice status Closed

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Support to Establish the Homes for Lambeth Housing Delivery Venture: Mobilisation & Intelligent Client Function (£50,000 to £100,000 KER-CHING!!!!!)

The London Borough of Lambeth (the Council) is seeking to appoint a specialist adviser to work with the Council and its advisers to support the establishment and mobilisation of the Homes for Lambeth Housing Delivery Vehicle.

Contract value (low) £50k Contract value (high) £100k

Publication date 17/03/2017 Closing date 27/03/2017

Notice status Closed
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INVITATION TO QUOTE (£15,000 KER-CHING!!!!!)

Provision of a comprehensive review of the ‘Build to Rent’ sector to inform our Housing Delivery Programme

1. Introduction

The London Borough of Lambeth has an ambition to directly deliver significant volumes of new housing that meets the current and future need of Lambeth’s residents (and which will add significantly to the availability of new homes at council rent levels). These ambitions cannot be effectively realised through conventional approaches alone.

The Council is committed to undertaking more direct delivery routes of new housing within the Borough. As part of this strategy, Cabinet (12 October 2015) approved a process to form and mobilise a new special purpose vehicle (to be called Homes for Lambeth), which will be a company wholly owned by the Council with a remit to deliver new homes in Lambeth, primarily on land owned by the Council. In parallel with this decision, the Council has commenced an estate regeneration programme (including six estates) and a small sites housing delivery programme. The entire programme will see up to 4,000 new homes constructed in Lambeth over the next 10 years. It is the current intention that new homes at council rent will be subsidised by the development of new homes at market rent which will be retained and managed by Homes for Lambeth.

In consideration of the above, the Council now is seeking to appoint a specialist adviser to work with the Council and its current advisers to develop the Homes for Lambeth commercial Build to Rent strategy.

Key components of the brief to include:

§ Provide a comprehensive review of the Build to Rent market across Lambeth, Greater London and the United Kingdom which identifies competitors in the market; the varying levels of service offered; types of facilities provided; approach to marketing and brand position;

§ Provide commentary on level of specification for apartments, amenities, common parts, commercial areas and service offering.

§ Provide commentary on what renters consider to the most important features of Build to Rent schemes;

§ Identify both the best and worst examples of Build to Rent developments in London and lessons to be learned;

§ Provide a detail on the likely rental levels achievable in Lambeth across the Borough (by Ward) for the various levels of Build to Rent offer identified;

§ Provide detail on rental take up level, occupancy rates, unit turnover & average lease lengths across the Borough and London;

Lambeth Council Invitation to Quote

§ Provide intelligence on likely future innovation in the sector including current and future technology and sustainability;

§ Arrange a visit for Council team members to at least 3 Build to Rent schemes that showcase the competition across London;

§ In consultation with the Council, formulate a report recommendation around the market position and Build to Rent offer Homes for Lambeth should target.

Development Management teams have been procured to progress three of the six estates within the estate regeneration programme. Other architects and design teams are directly involved on other projects. The successful consultant may need to liaise with these various design practices in the process of finalising the strategies.

This work needs to be completed by the end of March 2017.

The Council is open to tenders from consortia, but will only enter into contract with a single lead organization. The Council anticipates that this commission is worth around £15,000.

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Interim Consultation and Engagement Support on the Fenwick Estate Regeneration Project (£20,000 KER-CHING!!!!!)

The London Borough of Lambeth is seeking a consultation and engagement specialist to work with the Council and support residents as part of the Fenwick Estate regeneration project. This key support requirement is outlined in the specification attached. It is for a period of six months from the contract commencement envisaged w/c 11th Dec 17.

Contract value (low) £20k Contract value (high) £20k

Publication date 27/11/2017 Closing date 04/12/2017

Notice status Closed
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Equalities Impact Assessments for London Borough of Lambeth’s Estate Regeneration Programme (three estates) (£25,000 to £50,000 KER-CHING!!!!!)

London Borough Of Lambeth

The commission involves the refresh and review of the existing Equalities Impact Assessments for estate regeneration projects. The EQIA commission is aimed at ensuring that protected characteristics of people affected by the likely compulsory purchase order processes are recorded and any specific impacts identified for mitigation.

Contract value (low) £25k Contract value (high) £50k

Publication date 21/04/2017 Closing date 08/05/2017

Notice status Closed
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Homes for Lambeth – Business Support (£70,000 KER-CHING!!!!!)

… seeking to appoint a specialist adviser to work with Lambeth Council and its advisers to support the mobilisation of the Homes for Lambeth business that has been established to deliver new homes …

Contract value (low) £70k Contract value (high) £70k

Publication date 10/05/2018 Closing date 29/05/2018

Full description:

Homes for Lambeth is seeking to appoint a specialist adviser to work with Lambeth Council and its advisers to support the mobilisation of the Homes for Lambeth business that has been established to deliver new homes in the Borough of Lambeth. The new business has been incorporated and an initial strategic Business Plan adopted. The work required over the next 6 months involves providing resource to help mobilise and administer the new business, to advise and assist in the roll out of an operational plan and to provide ad hoc advice on governance and financial matters.
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A consultant to provide in-house development project management (£75,000 KER-CHING!!!!!)

… The appointed consultant will be embedded in the Lambeth Housing Regeneration Team and will be required to act in the client capacity for Lambeth as a development manager for mid-sized development …

Contract value (low) £75k Contract value (high) £75k

Publication date 06/02/2017 Closing date 15/02/2017

Notice status Closed
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Support to Establish the Homes for Lambeth Housing Delivery Venture: Mobilisation & Intelligent Client Function (£50,000 TO £100,000 KER-CHING!!!!!)

The London Borough of Lambeth (the Council) is seeking to appoint a specialist adviser to work with the Council and its advisers to support the establishment and mobilisation of the Homes for Lambeth Housing Delivery Vehicle.

Contract value (low) £50k Contract value (high) £100k

Publication date 17/03/2017 Closing date 27/03/2017
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Compulsory Purchase Resource to support estate regeneration programme (£75,000 to £150,000 KER-CHING!!!!!)

London Borough Of Lambeth

Description

The Council needs additional resource to work with its Housing Regeneration Team to help co-ordinate all compulsory purchase order activity across the six estates and to ensure that all communication and negotiation with tenants and homeowners is monitored and recorded effectively. This will help to lay the groundwork for any future compulsory purchase or Ground 10/10a actions and reduce the risk of the Council’s consultation work being found inadequate in such circumstances. This will also help the Council to ensure that it meets its commitments as set out in the Key Guarantees.

Contract value (low) £75k Contract value (high) £150k

Publication date 12/04/2017 Closing date 02/05/2017

Notice status Closed
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Procurement of Independent Advisers and Creation of OJEU* Compliant Framework (£400,000 to £540,000 KER-CHING!!!!! KER-CHING!!!!! KER-CHING!!!!!)

London Borough Of Lambeth

The London Borough of Lambeth has commenced an ambitious house building programme which will involve an estate regeneration programme to … �� Central Hill (to be confirmed) • Cressingham Gardens • Fenwick • Knights Walk • South Lambeth • Westbury The council has developed regeneration principles for the programme and detailed offers to …

Full description

The London Borough of Lambeth has commenced an ambitious house building programme which will involve an estate regeneration programme to improve a selection of its estates and deliver additional new homes. The estates included in the programme are:

• Central Hill (to be confirmed)
• Cressingham Gardens
• Fenwick
• Knights Walk
• South Lambeth
• Westbury

The council has developed regeneration principles for the programme and detailed offers to residents affected by it. In line with good practice, the council committed to provide independent advice services throughout the lifetime of each regeneration project to affected residents so they can engage fully in the design process, consider the impact of regeneration on their estate and access individual advice as appropriate.

The council established a panel of Independent Advisors in 2014. A commitment has been made to review these services and re-procure a panel of suitably experienced and qualified Independent Advisors to work with residents across the council’s estate regeneration programme.

Key areas of activity for the independent advice service include:

• To provide independent and objective high quality advice to tenants, freeholders and leaseholders as well as other stakeholders including private tenants, household members and family members of residents.
• To establish an equitable outreach service in response to the diverse needs of the identified estate’s residents.
• To provide residents with the knowledge and skills to enable them to make a meaningful contribution to the process of regeneration, with the opportunity to influence housing decisions which affect them.
• To work with development management teams, design teams, engagement specialists and council officers to deliver the regeneration for the benefit of current and future residents.
• To identify, develop and deliver training and capacity building sessions on specific areas of regeneration.
• To develop and deliver forward plans for communications and advice services using different methods to maximise resident involvement and engagement.
• To provide feedback from residents on regeneration processes and development outputs to the council.

Contract value (low) £400k Contract value (high) £540k

Publication date 20/03/2017 Approach to market date 26/04/2017

Notice status Closed
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Homes for Lambeth – Housing Management Services – Phase 1 (£800,000 TO…£13 MILLION pounds KER-CHING!!!!!KER-CHING!!!!! KER-CHING!!!!! )

The London Borough of Lambeth has commenced an ambitious estate regeneration and house building programme to improve a selection of … The London Borough of Lambeth is currently seeking expressions of interest from potential bidders in order to assist in the …

Contract value (low) £800k Contract value (high) £13 million

Publication date 27/04/2017 Approach to market date 31/05/2017

Full description:

The London Borough of Lambeth has commenced an ambitious estate regeneration and house building programme to improve a selection of its estates and deliver additional new homes. It is seeking a provider of housing management and associated services for the first phase of this programme; predominantly a scheme of 70 affordable homes on Lollard Street, SW11 6PX.
The London Borough of Lambeth is currently seeking expressions of interest from potential bidders in order to assist in the pre-procurement market analysis. This is not a call for tenders or a pre-qualification exercise.

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Independent Resident Framework for Estate Regeneration (£900,000 to £1.1 MILLION KER-CHING!!!!! KER-CHING!!!!! KER-CHING!!!!!KER-CHING!!!!!)

London Borough of Lambeth

The council has developed principles for its estate regeneration programme and detailed offers to residents affected by it. In line with good practice, the council committed to provide independent advice services throughout the lifetime of each regeneration project to affected residents so they can fully engage in the process and understand the …

Contract value (low) £900k Contract value (high) £1.1m

Publication date 14/07/2017 Closing date 14/08/2017

Notice status Closed

Full description

The council has developed principles for its estate regeneration programme and detailed offers to residents affected by it. In line with good practice, the council committed to provide independent advice services throughout the lifetime of each regeneration project to affected residents so they can fully engage in the process and understand the impact of regeneration on their estate and access individual housing advice as appropriate

* Official Journal of the European Union. The Official Journal of the European Union is the official gazette of record for the European Union. It is published every working day in all of the official languages of the member states. (Source: Wikipedia) .

MEANWHILE:

Lambeth council publishes lists of delegated decisions to be made by both cabinet members and officers.

The following does not appear to be subject to a call-in but now needs the signatures of five opposition councillors if it is:

To secure funding through borrowing to support the early buy back programme, which is required as part of the estate regeneration programme.

Short-term borrowing is required to support the acquisition of homeowner properties on regeneration estates in the lead up to demolition of such homes to enable redevelopment of each estate. 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: 2. Financial;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: Clapham Town; Gipsy Hill; Larkhall; Prince’s; Stockwell; Tulse Hill. (The six wards in which the six estates Lambeth Labour are hell-bent on demolishing currently stand. – Ed.)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/07/2018

Decision due: Not before 21 Aug 2018 by Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment and New Homes: Cllr Matthew Bennett.

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