Decision details

Decision details

Procurement Exemption - Housing First Support

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Procurement exemption for MHCLG-funded support to Housing First residents


Cabinet received a report of the Head of Housing which set out the details of the procurement exemption for the Housing First specialist support contract.  The council had successfully obtained funding from the MHCLG to support 10 rough sleepers who would be accommodated in self-contained homes.  The homes were to be purchased by Watford Community Housing; the exemption was to enter into a contract with the One YMCA to offer support to those being housed.


In response to a question, the Head of Housing said that he was confident Watford Community Housing would find all 10 properties.  They were currently in the process of purchasing six units and had identified the remaining four units and were in negotiations for them.




that Cabinet notes the Approved Exemption to the Council’s Procurement Procedures in relation to the Housing First-principled Specialist Support Provision set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

Report author: Liz Smale

Publication date: 09/12/2020

Date of decision: 30/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 30/11/2020 - Cabinet

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