The Home Office openly shared ‘schedule 2’, the statement of requirements, and ‘schedule 23’, procurement consultation, of the accommodation and sup-port and AIRE contracts, which contains the information most pertinent to Local Authorities.
Prior to both contract award and signature we invited Regional Strategic Mi-gration Partnerships to engage with Local Authorities to identify those sched-ules within the contract set of most interest to them.
As part of the procurement process it is essential that the contracting authori-ty adheres to the procurement regulation and protect the integrity of the pro-cess. For this reason, additional documents were not openly shared with stakeholders.
We will continue to engage with Local Authorities through the Regional Stra-tegic Migration Partnerships to listen to and act in response to concerns raised, ensuring swift and appropriate action.