Preferred bidders named for £1.2bn repairs deal
Circle has named the preferred bidders for £1.2 billion of repairs and maintenance work with contracts lasting up to 10 years.
Kier Services are in line for planned repairs deals in two of the three regions where the housing association operates, with Morrison Facilities securing two of the responsive repairs contracts.
Apollo has preferred bidder status for the remaining responsive repairs deal, with United House in line for the planned repairs work.
The announcement follows a decision by Circle earlier this year to slash its list of around 200 contractors to save £100 million.
Successful bidders will be awarded five year contracts, with a five year extension subject to performance. The landlord is now consulting with its tenants before making the final decisions, with implementation expected to take between six and nine months.
Mark Rogers, group chief executive at Circle, said: ‘As one of the UK’s largest housing groups, we are using our size not only to create a better service for our 200,000 residents, but also to deliver better value for money, saving up to £100 million in ten years.
‘This will enable us to invest more back into our communities, so that our customers will benefit even more on a local level from being part of Circle.
‘All of our shortlisted contractors put in a phenomenal effort, really taking the time to understand our organisation and what our customers want from us.’
How the work is divided
|Regions||Type of work||Value||Preferred bidder|
|Central and west midlands||Responsive||£240m-£350m||Morrison|