Investment Management System: guidance documents
- Homes and Communities Agency
- Part of:
- Investment Management System: access, guidance and support
- First published:
- 9 October 2014
- Last updated:
- 15 July 2016, see all updates
- Applies to:
Guidance on how to submit bids and offers and schedule offers in the Homes and Communities Agency's Investment Management System.
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)
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)
Previous IMS guidance
The National Archives hold previous guidance documents.
Published: 9 October 2014
Updated: 15 July 2016
- Added revised bidding document.
- Added explanatory note of changes applied to Recycled Capital Grant Fund and Disposal Proceeds Fund end of year returns for 2015 to 2016.
- Amended the 2014/ to 2015 RCGF and DPF to current version.
- Added 2016 to 2021 guidance
- Out of date guidance documents removed.
- Updated guidance: Submitting 2015 to 2018 affordable housing offers and Amending Profiles and Scheme processing.
- Replaced two documents with newer versions.
- Programme delivery reports guidance added to 2015 to 2018 section.
- Amending Profiles and Scheme Processing - version 1.3 published.
- Homelessness Change and Platform for Life Funds 2015 to 2017 IMS guidance added
- End of year guidance for DPF and RCGF added
- CaSSH fund IMS guidance updated.
- Amending profiles guidance updated.
- 2013-18 Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund IMS guidance added.
- Amending Profiles and Scheme Processing document updated
- Removed Accelerated Starts guidance as no longer relevant
- First published.