Preliminary Market Consultation CCTV Upgrade, North East Lincolnshire

Deadline 7th October 2020

ENGIE Services Ltd on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council is carrying out a Preliminary Market Consultation ahead of a procurement exercise to find a suitable contractor who can design and install new CCTV cameras on to a newly extended Mesh transmission network system, providing the infrastructure within the CCTV control room which will be upgraded as a part of this exercise by the successful contractor.

The coverage is to extend across the Borough of North East Lincolnshire. As a part of this PMC they would like to understand what the market has to offer in terms of an improved system, replacement digital cameras, connectivity to existing systems, increased infrastructure requirements, along with gaining insight as to advantages and disadvantages of using cloud based and static PC based systems for monitoring, recording and retrieving the CCTV data. A key feature of any new system is that it must be updateable, robust, and secure they would like to understand throughout this PMC how the market can achieve this.

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Market Engagement – Housing Related Support

Deadline 30th September 2020

This Market Engagement Session is designed to enable interested providers to better understand the procurement process.

This will take the form of a virtual live event and will be the first of several engagement activities relating to the Housing Related Support tender.

This Market Engagement Session will introduce the project and brief the market on the Authority’s anticipated requirements.

A formal Preliminary Market Consultation (PMC) will follow, during which the market will be asked to respond to a number of questions about the draft specification.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Meeting with others safely (social distancing)

The government have published guidance on the new rule of six. The following content guidance includes:

  1. Social distancing
  2. Seeing friends and family
  3. Rules in other venues and activities

It is critical that everybody observes the following key behaviours:

  • HANDS – Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds.
  • FACE – Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
  • SPACE – Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors).

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Lonely Not Alone campaign

Coop Foundation are launching Lonely Not Alone campaign 7th October. The Campaign is created by young people, for young people. The campaign asks us all to wear yellow socks to show young people everywhere that they might be lonely, but they’re not alone.

Young people are lonely more than any other age group and all the latest research we’re seeing during the coronavirus pandemic indicates this isn’t changing. In fact, the Mental Health Foundation recently found that young people are affected by loneliness in lockdown more than any other age group.

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Understanding the possession action process: guidance for landlords and tenants

The government have published guidance for landlords and tenants in the private and social rented sectors to explain the possession action process in the county courts in England and Wales.

This guidance is to help private landlords to understand their rights and responsibilities when they need to take possession of their property through the county court by explaining how the possession action process works. It will also help social landlords understand the new arrangements which will be in place when the stay on possessions ends.

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Heritage Fund – Green Recovery Challenge Fund

Deadline 2nd October 2020 (noon) – applications for grants of £50,000 to £250,000.

A short-term competitive fund for environmental charities and their partners to kick-start environmental renewal whilst creating and retaining a range of jobs in England.

The funding is for environmental charities and their partners with projects that are ready to deliver and focus on nature restoration, nature-based solutions and connecting people with nature, delivering against the goals of the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan (25YEP), whilst helping to sustain and build capacity in the sector.

applicants are welcomed from:

  • environmental charities
  • partnerships involving at least one environmental charity

Click here to find out more on the Heritage Fund website.

IiV Essentials – Free health check for volunteer management

IiV Essentials is a free online tool designed especially for volunteer-involving groups and organisations. It was developed nationally and is supported by NCVO, Volunteer Now, Volunteer Scotland and WCVA.

This tool will help you do a basic health check on your volunteer practice. It covers the basic areas to model good practice for involving and managing volunteers. It will help you to think about volunteers’ experiences and how volunteers can help make the biggest difference to your cause.

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Call for Expressions of Interest – get involved in a new Social Rights Alliance (England)

Deadline for submissions of EOI is Monday 12th  of October 5pm

Are you a group, project or organisation wanting to make change in your community? Are you interested in building an alliance with others to address inequality and injustice from a rights-based perspective?

Just Fair are inviting local and regional groups and organisations working with people with lived experience of inequality and injustice, to join a new Social Rights Alliance for England.  Alliance members will be supported to develop their knowledge, skills, tools, resources, and collective power from a rights-based perspective, and drive change on the issues that matter to them.

Click here for the website.