Expressing your interest
The Localism Act 2011 has created the "Community Right to Challenge". This allows "relevant bodies" to express an interest in delivering services currently provided by Harrow Council and certain other authorities.
"Relevant bodies" are listed as follows by the Act:
- A voluntary or community body
- A body of persons or a trust which is established for charitable purposes only
- A parish Council
- Two or more employees of the relevant authority
- Any other person or body specified by the Secretary of State by regulations
- Relevant bodies may exercise their 'Right to Challenge' Harrow Council by submitting an Expression of Interest (EoI) for the delivery of a service.
A template form for submitting an EoI to Harrow Council is attached. Electronic submission of EoIs is preferred, but hard-copy EoIs will also be accepted.
Harrow Council will accept EoIs during the following dates (or "windows"), each year:
- 1st April to 30th June
- 1st October to 31st December
Harrow Council will evaluate EoIs and notify on decisions in a manner defined within the Localism Act 2011, and statutory guidance on Community Right to Challenge.
Where an EoI and, therefore, 'right to challenge' is accepted, Harrow Council will proceed with a procurement process for delivery of that service, in compliance with EU Public Procurement Directives and all other relevant legislation.
Relevant bodies considering submitting an EoI to Harrow Council are advised to read the statutory guidance on Community Right to Challenge . This document contains details of "relevant services" as well as requirements for EoIs, and grounds on which EoIs may be rejected.
Details of contracts that have already been let by Harrow Council can be found within the London Contract Register.
Please download and complete Harrow Council CRTC template form.