Provision of Temporary Accommodation for people with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF)
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Published date: 31 January 2023
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Contract summary
• Residential property renting or leasing services – 70210000
Location of contract
IG11 7LU
Value of contract
£1 to £2,000,000
Procurement reference
Published date
31 January 2023
Closing date
3 March 2023
Closing time
Contract start date
1 April 2023
Contract end date
31 March 2027
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure (above threshold)
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Families with children under 18 who have no legal rights to remain in the United Kingdom or limited rights to make claims on public funds may present to Children’s Services in Local Authorities seeking assessments where they are destitute or have insufficient funds to meet their children’s needs. The families may be failed asylum seekers, European Economic Area nationals (EEA) or visa over-stayers with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) which is a condition imposed by the UK Visas and Immigration service on a person who is subject to immigration control, giving them no entitlements to benefits or public housing. 

Where people are deemed to have NRPF under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 and find themselves destitute. Families can apply to their local authority for support and they may turn to the Children’s Services under the following Acts:

Section 17 Children Act 1989 which requires the local authority to identify and meet the needs of children in need in their local area. A destitute child will be in need and the local authority can be required to provide accommodation and subsistence to the child and their parents under this section.

The Contractor will be required to provide temporary accommodation and emergency and other accommodation as required to prevent homelessness on behalf of the Council. 

The Contractor must ensure that all properties proposed to be used as temporary accommodation by the Council have full evidence that the property can be used for this purpose. Lack of evidence will be considered a material breach. Property standards at commencement and throughout occupation must ensure that the property is of reasonable occupiable standard (toilet and bathing facilities, electricity, heating, cooking, facilities, good state of repair, secure and have basic furnishing e.g. bed, chairs, table, etc) and suitable quality and must comply with local, National and European Union regulations governing property standards and Health and Safety regulations.

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About the buyer
Barking Town hall
IG11 7LU

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