We are in the process of procuring new regional contracts for Grounds Maintenance services, and joint Cleaning and Window Cleaning services across Accent, a number of contractors are bidding for this work including contractors who currently work on our schemes. We have limited the number of regions any one contractor can win to three to make sure we don’t rely on a single contractor.
We currently have a large number of contractors operating on informal agreements, to varying specifications, we also have in house caretakers who provide services across some of our schemes, this service is under review at the moment and the service could be out sourced in the future.
As part of the procurement process we are looking to ensure an equal service standard is delivered across all our schemes whilst still offering value for money for our residents. The specifications for the two contracts are available here for your information:
At present we have a number of national, regional and local contractors who are bidding for this work, the tender closes on the 17th March 2017 and a new contractor will be appointed by the end of June 2017. We are looking at a phased approach to mobilising these contracts, and we will be talking to you directly about these arrangements and the service requirements on specific schemes.