Job Details: The Dublin Homeless Network: Invitation to Tender


Irish Future
Talbot Street
Dublin 1
The Dublin Homeless Network: Invitation to Tender
INVITATION TO TENDER

1. INTRODUCTION

The Dublin Homeless Network are commissioning work designed to
complement the Dublin Region Homeless Executive’s ongoing Review of
Homeless Accommodation Services. This analysis will identify key
learnings from the voluntary providers’ perspective that will
contribute to national homelessness response and elimination
strategies.

2. BACKGROUND

The Dublin Homeless Network is a network of organisations in the
voluntary sector that provide services and/or housing to people
experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. The Network is a
voice for voluntary homeless organisations in Dublin which;

* Informs national and local government policy and strategies on
homelessness.
* Proactively engages with other stakeholders including statutory
bodies to work towards eliminating homelessness and improve policy and
services.
* Provides an accountable and democratic structure to nominate
representatives from the sector.

3. QUANTIFIABLE METRICS

This review is to contribute to the national policy to eliminate
homelessness led by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive in the
greater Dublin area.

Specifically, the GOAL is to:

* Identify ways from a homeless services provider’s perspective to
improve the quality and effectiveness of homeless services in
preventing and addressing homelessness and supporting people in
housing.
* Identify the challenges experienced by homeless services providers
as they seek to improve the effectiveness of homeless services in
preventing and addressing homelessness and supporting people who have
moved on to housing.
* Make recommendations based on review process.
* Outline how these recommendations align with the Programme for
Government - Our Shared Future (June **Apply on the website**)

These AREAS TO BE EXPLORED under the following domains:

* Vision of future service design and delivery for various categories
of people experiencing homelessness.
* Financial issues.
* Workforce development issues - staff attraction and retention.
* Quality Systems and Standards.
* Intersection of health & homelessness.
* Transition of clients from homelessness to housing.

For this we are proposing a mixed methods approach including
consultation with key stakeholders.

THE OUTPUT:
A collaborative paper targeted at informing elected officials,
government departments and statutory and voluntary bodies.

4. MANAGEMENT OF THE PROCESS

An Oversight Group will oversee the process. The group’s role may
involve discussing and approving aspects of the project design and
instruments, as well as advising and supporting the reviewers as they
carry out all aspects of the project and implementation and monitoring
of recommendations, as appropriate. Membership of the Oversight Group
will include: ANEW, Depaul, Dublin Simon Community, MQI, Safetynet and
The Salvation Army. Day-to-day management of the review
process/contract will be led by Dublin Simon Community.

5. BUDGET

The total budget for the review, including deliverables listed above
and inclusive of VAT and all expenses, will not exceed €**Apply on
the website**,**Apply on the website**.

6. TIMEFRAME:

For completion August **Apply on the website**

7. FORMAT OF TENDERS

Selection of a reviewer or review team to carry out the work will be
made at the discretion of the Dublin Homeless Network. Applicants
should submit a tender document which addresses the points listed
below. The tender document should be no more than 3,**Apply on the
website** words (excluding CVs, which should be added as appendices).

Tenders applications should be brief, complete, submitted on time and
include the following elements:

* A statement demonstrating understanding of the project and aims.
* Demonstrated understanding and track record in project.
* An outline of skills, qualifications, and experience in the area.
* Proposed methodology for completing this review project. The
methodology should assume that the review may need to be conducted
partly or completely remotely (rather than in person) to comply with
health & safety standards and Covid-**Apply on the website**
restrictions.
* A workplan identifying the steps and timeline for completing the
review.
* Proposed communication arrangements with the project manager so as
to ensure effective completion of the review on time and within
budget.
* A timetable demonstrating completion by due date.
* A list of recent projects and clients who may be contacted for
references in relation to this tender.
* Statement of tenderer’s capability to undertake project
according to the timeline stated above.

* Costs must include:

* Any issue that may impact on cost.
* VAT and expenses.
* A breakdown of days to complete the review, number of persons
involved, cost per day per person, roles of persons involved.

* Current in date Tax Clearance Certificate.
* Supplier Information.
* Liquidated damages form.
* Schedule of professional indemnity insurance.

All material gathered and all deliverables will remain the sole
property of Dublin Homeless Network. Tenderers must agree to this
condition in their proposals.

8. TENDER TIMEFRAME

* Any queries in relation to this tender should be submitted by 5pm
on the **Apply on the website**th April **Apply on the website** to
**Apply on the website**.
* Responses to any queries will be copied anonymously to all those
who submit questions or confirm interest in the tender process, for
transparency and completeness of information.
* Queries will be responded to by 5pm on the **Apply on the
website**rd of April **Apply on the website**.
* Tender to be submitted by **Apply on the website**th April **Apply
on the website** at 5pm to **Apply on the website**.
* Tenderers may be requested to attend an interview.
* Notice of award of tender by **Apply on the website**th May
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COMPLETED TENDER DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED (BY EMAIL) ON **APPLY ON
THE WEBSITE**TH APRIL **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE** AT 5PM TO **APPLY ON
THE WEBSITE**

Tenders received after this date and time will not be opened and will
be returned to bidder advising them that their tender was late and is
not being considered on this occasion for this competition.

Please note: The onus is on the tenderers to present clear and
accurate tenders rather than on Dublin Homeless Network
representatives to decipher mistakes.

9. PROCESS FOR SELECTION OF TENDER

All proposals will be objectively analysed on a pass/fail basis
against an established system of criteria including:

* Completeness of tender documentation and completion in accordance
with format specified above including completed supplier information
form.
* Stated ability of tenderer to meet the requirements of the
invitation to tender.
* Provision of the Supplier liquidated damages form.

Failure to provide the items above in the returned tender submissions
will automatically invalidate the tender.

Only those tenders, which meet these qualifying criteria, will be
eligible for inclusion in the award process.

Any attempt to manipulate, alter or omit specific details as requested
in the above will invalidate your proposal.

Only those Tenderers deemed to have the financial standing and
technical capability to meet the current and future requirements of
the contract will be eligible to have their tenders assessed based on
the award criteria.

Tenderers must be able to demonstrate quality of product and
lead-time.

There will be **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE** MARKS AVAILABLE in total based
on a qualitative assessment of the submission, all tenderers must
confirm capacity to deliver a collaborative paper targeted at
informing elected officials, government departments and, statutory and
voluntary bodies within the indicated budget on €**Apply on the
website**,**Apply on the website**.

**APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**. CHANGES TO INVITATION TO TENDER

The Dublin Homeless Network reserves the right to update or alter the
information contained in this document at any time, but not later than
seven days before the closing date for the receipt of tenders.
Participating tenderers will be informed as the need arises. There is
no obligation on the Dublin Homeless Network any tender, and it may be
decided, following the review of the tenders, not to proceed.

The Dublin Homeless Network reserves the right not to award the
contract if no tender is found to be suitable.

**APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**. OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR DISCUSSION
AND INPUT

Ownership – Ownership of the review will rest with ANEW, Crosscare,
Daisy House, Depaul, Dublin Simon Community, Focus Ireland, HAIL,
Merchants Quay Ireland, ONE, PACE, Respond, Safetynet, The Salvation
Army.


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