Decision details

Approval for Contract with Capital Letters for procuring more accommodation- Reducing Temporary Accommodation Costs

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Decision to Approve to sign legal agreements and contracts with Capital Letters. A London Councils Sponsored Company to Centralise the Procurement of Temporary and Private Sector Accommodation from Private Landlords.


1.    That the Cabinet approves a waiver of the requirement to prepare a Procurement Strategy and of the usual tendering procedures set out in Contract Standing Orders 9 and 10, on the grounds that the circumstances of the proposed contract are covered by a legislative exemption, as set out in Contract Standing Order 3.


2.    That the Cabinet approves the Council entering into a contract with Capital Letters Limited until 31st March 2022 for the procurement of private rented accommodation to prevent homelessness, and temporary accommodation at a cost of between £1,500 and £2,000 per property sourced by the company (funded from the Temporary Accommodation earmarked reserve) plus the employment costs of two members of staff (funded from existing revenue budgets within The Economy Department).


Report author: Nicky Pooni

Publication date: 04/06/2019

Date of decision: 03/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 03/06/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 10/06/2019

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