Policy paper

Fire and rescue authority transformation funds for 2015 to 2016: bids

Bidding process guidance and application form for the £75 million 2015 to 2016 transformation funds for fire and rescue authorities.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Documents

Fire and rescue authorities bidding for transformation funds for 2015 to 2016: bid prospectus

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Application form and guidance for fire and rescue authority transformation funding for 2015 to 2016

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Application form guidance on demonstrating value for money

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Fire transformation grant: bid calculator

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Details

The bidding process for the £75 million fire transformation funds opened on 5 March 2014 and fire and rescue authorities are invited to prepare and submit their proposals.

The closing dates will be:

  • 4 June 2014 for fire and rescue authority bids
  • 17 June 2014 for bids with more than 2 fire and rescue authorities (syndicated bids)

Projects will be assessed against high-level assessment criteria of:

  • value for money (40%)
  • transformation fund policy alignment (40%)
  • project deliverability, focusing on good project management (20%)

Successful bidders will be announced in early autumn 2014 and grant funding will be payable in April 2015.

The government is also publishing its response to the consultation on the bid process for the funds. The bid process takes account of comments received and as a consequence, we have extended the timetable for the submission of bids and are also providing information on the the weightings to be applied to the analysis of bids.

Published 5 March 2014