Community Right to Challenge

Community Right to Challenge

The Community Right to Challenge is the right for community organisations to submit an expression of interest in running services of local authority and fire and rescue authorities on behalf of that authority.

The legislative framework is contained in the Localism Act 2011, Part 5, Chapter 2 – Community Right to Challenge.


Submissions of Expressions of Interest

Daventry District Council (the “Council”) hereby specifies for the purpose of Section 82(2) of the Localism Act 2011 (the “Act”) periods during which expressions of interest, or expressions of interest in respect of a particular relevant service, may be submitted to the Council by a relevant body. Note that in accordance with Section 81(6) of the Act a relevant body is:

a)      a voluntary or community body,

b)      a body of persons or a trust which is established for charitable purposes only,

c)      a parish council,

d)      in relation to the Council, two or more employees of the Council, or

e)      such other person or body as may be specified by the Secretary of State by regulations.

The Council’s specification is set out in the table below. For information, the specification is based on a five year recurring cycle for most services, with services which are tied to an existing contract or other arrangement placed in appropriate times in relation to the expected end date or break point in such contracts or arrangements. These services are shown in italics.

 

Period during which expressions of interest may be submitted, being between 1st July and 30th August in the year stated

Service(s) in which expressions of interest may be submitted

Comments where significant

2012

Facilities management (cleaning and caretaking)

Reception services

Contact centre and Customer Relationship Management system operation

Community grants administration, external funding and voluntary/community sector support

Environmental promotion

Media and communications

Legal services

 

Start of five year cycle

2013

Building Control

Architectural and engineering design, project management, construction and maintenance  (including land drainage functions)

Regeneration and economic development

Care & Repair

Housing options and housing advice(including medical assessment services,  homelessness services and administration of housing related grants)

Internal Audit

Elections (including electoral registration)

Committee administration

 

Planned end of legal services contracts

2014

Development management (including conservation and enforcement)

Planning policy

Housing strategy

General policy advice

Preparation of Community Strategy and management of the Local Strategic Partnership

Environmental health (including policy, enforcement and education)

Health and safety (internal and external)

Food safety

Licensing

Dog warden

Community transport

Community advice

 

 

2015

Accountancy (including treasury management and insurance management)

Revenues

Benefits

Performance management

Emergency planning and business continuity

Procurement

Community safety (including crime and disorder)

 

Community transport and community advice contracts expire

2016

Estate management

Valuations

Human Resources (personnel)

Information Technology (including Geographic Information Systems and Local Land and Property Gazetteer)

Street naming and numbering

Land charges

Parking enforcement

Payroll

 

 

2017

Facilities management (cleaning and caretaking)

Reception services

Contact centre and Customer Relationship Management system operation

Community grants administration, external funding and voluntary/community sector support

Environmental promotion

Media and communications

Waste and recycling collection (including education)

Street cleansing including litter etc. collection

Country parks

Landscape maintenance

Legal services

 

Start of five year cycle

Planned end of payroll contract

2018

Building Control

Architectural and engineering design, project management, construction and maintenance  (including land drainage functions)

Regeneration and economic development

Care & Repair

Housing options and housing advice (including medical assessment services,  homelessness services and administration of housing related grants)

Internal Audit

Elections (including electoral registration)

Committee administration


Break point in Environmental Services Contract

Assumed end of legal services arrangement and commencement of new one

2019

Development management (including conservation and enforcement)

Planning policy

Housing strategy

General policy advice

Preparation of Community Strategy and management of the Local Strategic Partnership

Environmental health (including policy, enforcement and education)

Health and safety (internal and external)

Food safety

Licensing

Dog warden

Payroll


 

2020

Accountancy (including treasury management and insurance management)

Revenues

Benefits

Performance management

Emergency planning and business continuity

Procurement

Community safety (including crime and disorder)


Assumed break point in payroll contract

2021

Estate management

Valuations

Human Resources (personnel)

Information Technology (including Geographic Information Systems and Local Land and Property Gazetteer)

Street naming and numbering

Land charges

Parking enforcement

Leisure services, including management of the Council’s leisure facilities and sports development


 

2022

Facilities management (cleaning and caretaking)

Reception services

Contact centre and Customer Relationship Management system operation

Community grants administration, external funding and voluntary/community sector support

Environmental promotion

Media and communications

Legal services


Start of five year cycle

Leisure Services Contract may expire

 

2023

(Not yet used)

Assumed end of legal services arrangement and commencement of new one

 

Where in this Table a service might be considered to be included under more than one service description it shall be deemed to be included under the service description to which it most closely relates, and not under the other service description(s) in question. In particular, if a service is specifically named it is not included under any other service description which might otherwise be considered to include it. In the case of doubt about where a service appears the Council should be contacted for clarification and may in response revise the Specification to remove any ambiguity identified.

Nothing in this specification prevents the Council entertaining suggestions made to it relating to the provision of its services other than under the terms of the Act, or from commencing a procurement process in relation to any of its services of its own accord.


Consideration and Action in Relation to Expressions of Interest

In this specification:

  • The “Consideration Period” is the period which will elapse between receipt of an expression of interest by the Council and notification to the relevant body which submitted the expression of interest of the Council’s decision on it (Section 84(3) of the Act).

  

  • The “Preparation Period” is the period between the date of the Council’s decision to accept an expression of interest  and the date on which it will begin the procurement exercise as a result of that acceptance (Section 83(4) of the Act).

  

The Council hereby specifies under Sections 83(4) and 84(3) the following periods:

  1. The maximum Consideration Period is six months.
  2. The minimum Preparation Period is three months.
  3. The maximum Preparation Period is nine months.


Other Information

The following information is included in this document to assist relevant bodies considering making an expression of interest.

Expressions of interest should be made on this form and submitted to:

Corporate Procurement Officer
Business Team
Daventry District Council
Lodge Road
Daventry
NN11 4FP

Or by email to procurement@daventrydc.gov.uk

It is expected that expressions of interest will be published in full by the Council. If a relevant body does not wish part(s) of its expression of interest to be published it should identify them together with the reasons why. The Council cannot however guarantee to comply with such requests.


Date and Effect

This specification is effective from 27 June 2012 and replaces all previous specifications.


I J Vincent
Chief Executive

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