Decision details

Commission of a new Furnished Accommodation Framework

Decision status: Recommendations Approved



The accommodation manager introduced the report which sought approval for Sheffield City Council to commission a new furnished accommodation framework as outlined in the report.



RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Housing Policy Committee:-

1.     Approves the commission of a Furnished Accommodation Framework as outlined and detailed within this report.


Reasons for Decision


This decision will allow us to provide good quality furniture to furnish council homes and provide vulnerable people access to goods to help sustain tenancies and develop thriving communities.


It supports the ability to deliver this service with the service changes meeting service costs and will improve our ability to prevent disruptions in supply through having two nominated contractors for each lot.



Lower purchase prices will also maintain the number of awards that can be granted by the Local Assistance Scheme benefitting more vulnerable impoverished people in the city.



The successful tender and contract awards will benefit vulnerable residents of the city and offer opportunities to develop the Furnished Accommodation Service with other Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords.



Alternatives Considered and Rejected


Continue with the current purchasing arrangements. The scheduled recommissioning of these suppliers was 2019 and as highlighted in this report has been delayed due to the Covid 19 pandemic. If the current arrangements were left in place this would potentially result in risks in the supply of items with only one appointed supplier for each of the current lots. The current framework is also not compliant with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, having expired in 2019.


Report author: Jonathan South

Publication date: 13/11/2023

Date of decision: 02/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 02/11/2023 - Housing Policy Committee

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