Guidance

Investment Management System: guidance documents

Guidance on how to submit bids and offers and schedule offers in the Homes and Communities Agency's Investment Management System.

Security guidance

IMS security module accessibility statement (MS Word Document, 865KB)

Security enhancements (PDF, 29.9KB, 1 page)

Guidance on resetting your password (PDF, 183KB, 12 pages)

Help to Buy programme management tool

Details on how to logon and use the system are provided in this guidance

Guidance on how to access the Help to Buy programme management tool (MS Word Document, 585KB)

2016 to 2021 guidance

IMS bidding guidance 2016 to 2021 (PDF, 2.04MB, 78 pages)

2015 to 2018 guidance

Guidance note for submitting supporting statements in IMS for 2015 to 2018 bidding (PDF, 195KB, 10 pages)

Submitting 2015 to 2018 affordable housing offers in IMS v.1.3 CME (PDF, 2.06MB, 76 pages)

Amending Profiles and Scheme Processing in IMS v1.5 (PDF, 1.72MB, 54 pages)

Programme Delivery Reports in IMS (PDF, 489KB, 10 pages)

2011 to 2015 guidance

2012 to 2015 Empty Homes scheme processing v1.1 (PDF, 1.5MB, 48 pages)

Scheme processing in IMS v1.2 (PDF, 2.48MB, 49 pages)

Offer summary reports guidance (PDF, 710KB, 13 pages)

Offer scheduling in IMS v1.0 (PDF, 1.06MB, 35 pages)

Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund 2013 to 2018

Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund - guidance for bidding on IMS (PDF, 716KB, 22 pages)

Homelessness Change and Platform for Life funds 2015 to 2017

Homelessness Change and Platform for Life funds 2015 to 2017 guidance for IMS (PDF, 1.12MB, 40 pages)

Other guidance

Compliance audit module

Recycled Capital Grant Fund annual end of year return 2015 to 2016 (PDF, 538KB, 27 pages)

Disposal Proceeds Fund annual end of year return 2015 to 2016 (PDF, 388KB, 19 pages)

Explanatory note of changes applied to Recycled Capital Grant Fund and Disposal Proceeds Fund end of year returns for 2015 to 2016 (PDF, 76.7KB, 2 pages)

Previous IMS guidance

The National Archives hold previous guidance documents.