Knysna Municipality invites people to participate in an expression of interest process

KNYSNA MUNICIPALITY INVITES PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST PROCESS TO PROVIDE THE MUNICIPALITY WITH PROPOSALS FOR TEMPORARY HOUSING SOLUTIONS FOR PEOPLE DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY THE RECENT FIRE DISASTER

Proposals are invited from individuals / companies / organisations which are able to provide temporary housing solutions to people directly affected by the recent fire disaster.

Many buildings were destroyed or badly damaged during the June fires, requiring the residents of those buildings to seek alternative accommodation. In some cases, this alternative accommodation is only available until the start of the holiday season in December 2017.

The intention of this invitation is to obtain information about possible solutions to assist people directly affected by the fires to obtain access to temporary accommodation, in order to enable the Municipality to facilitate access to viable solutions.

The proposal(s) should speak to the following issues:

  • Nature of the accommodation (land only or actual accommodation) and the number of people who could be accommodated;
  • In the case of land only, the size, existing services, land use rights, and known development constraints pertaining to that land;
  • Location of the housing solution;
  • Financial model underpinning the solution (i.e. extent to which it would be supported by rental income, range of rents to be charged, etc.); and
  • Period of time that the accommodation would be available.

Proposals will be short-listed, and the individuals / companies / organisations making these proposals will be invited to present their proposals to the Municipality on a date to be confirmed.

Technical enquiries relating to this invitation may be addressed to the Manager: Town Planning & Building Control, Mr Hennie Smit at Tel No. 044 302 6319 or e-mail: hsmit@knysna.gov.za .

The closing time for submission of expression of interest is 12h00 on Monday, 02 October 2017. Proposals must be sealed in an envelope clearly marked and title given above, and placed in the bid box at the Supply Chain Management Unit, Finance Building, Queen Street, Knysna, on or before the mentioned time and latest date.

K CHETTY
MUNICIPAL MANAGER
Clyde Street
KNYSNA
6570