United Kingdom-Stevenage: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.stevenage.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
Section II: Object
SBC 0518 Provision of a supply chain for Stevenage Borough Council Repairs and Voids service
Stevenage Borough Council is seeking suitable suppliers for the provision of a housing repairs and voids supply chain covering a diverse range of trades(mainly to support the Council’s in-house repairs team). This will be primarily to:
— Support the Council’s direct delivery teams during busier periods including out of hours works as required.
— Deliver larger repair and void works where the Council does not have sufficient capacity or outsourcing of the work provides better value for money.
— Provide greater flexibility to meet customer demand for responsive repairs (on a 24/7 basis) and refurbish empty properties as quickly as possible.
The supply chain is being procured in 13 separate Lots, aligned to different work stream specialisms with one contractor appointed to provide works on each Lot. In total, we anticipate up to 1 300 000 GBP of work being generated each year across all Lots, over a maximum 4-year contract period (3 + 1 years).
Responsive Repairs General Building Work
To provide the full range of minor maintenance and fair wear and tear repairs to internal areas of occupied domestic properties and shared access and egress areas of communal properties. To further include maintenance and general day-to-day repairs to external areas around communal properties, maintenance to external fixtures such as gates and fencing of domestic properties, and external drainage systems and structures.
As per the SQ documentation, it is intended that 5 candidates will be invited to tender although Stevenage Borough Council reserves the right to increase the number of candidates invited by 1 or 2 if the scores are closely placed at the cut off point.
Void Refurbishments - General Building Work
To provide the full range of internal refurbishment and associated repairs previously identified as being required in order to return temporarily empty properties (otherwise known as ‘Voids’) to a suitable letting standard. To further undertake refurbishment and repairs previously identified as being required to external fixtures such as gates and fencing. To further include previously identified tasks required to ensure properties that are subject to the ‘mutual exchange’ process meet all legal standards and regulations.
To undertake the full range of repairs and renewals to all types of fencing structures, including the erection of new fencing to previously open areas where required. To further include works to the full range of associated timber structures such as gates and the like, including repairs and renewals to ironmongery. This service will be provided to both domestic properties and shared access and egress areas of communal properties.
Painting and Decorating
To undertake the full range of redecoration services to internal and external elevations to domestic properties and shared access and egress areas of communal properties, including associated works to prevent the spread of damp. To further undertake painting to external structures of all constructions and types, such as gates, railings and balustrades.
To undertake the full range of repairs to the power and lighting supply to domestic properties, including renewal of sockets, switches, fittings and related items where required, to both the internal and external elevations of the property. To further undertake the full range of inspections repairs and renewals to the power and lighting systems of communal areas. To further undertake a full property inspection, testing and certification service for electrical circuitry and appliances to domestic properties as necessary.
To undertake a specialist service to repair and renew defective locks and locking systems to doors, windows and cupboards of domestic properties and shared access and egress areas to communal properties. To further provide a specialist service to effect emergency entry as directed. To further provide a forced entry and planned lock change service as directed in circumstances such as an eviction.
To undertake the full range of flooring repairs and renewals as required. To further undertake the full range of concrete and altro flooring repairs and renewals as required.
To undertake a specialist property cleaning service to all fixtures and fittings, including carpets, as specified. To further undertake full and partial internal clearance, including to roofspace and basement areas, as directed. To further undertake external clearance, including to structures such as sheds and garages and also to gardens, as directed.
To undertake the full range of repairs and renewals to all types of external paths and paving. To further repair, renew, and where instructed create or install, concrete external structures such as steps, stairs and bollards. To further repair and renew kerbs, channels and edgings as necessary. This service will be provided to both domestic properties and shared access and egress areas of communal properties. NB Underground drainage works are covered in Lot 7.
To undertake the full range of glazing repairs and renewals to single, double and Georgian wired glazing in domestic properties, and the windows and doors of communal properties. To further include the full replacement of windows as directed. Works will include windows at height as necessary.
To provide a full scaffolding erection, maintenance and strike service for residential and communal properties of all descriptions.
To undertake the full range of repairs and renewals to all types of external underground water drainage structures and systems, including restitution of all earthworks and the surrounding landscape. To further include works to repair, maintain, and where required install drainage structures such as soakaways. This service will be provided to both domestic properties and communal areas.
To undertake the full range of repairs and renewals to all types of flat and pitched roofing structures, including temporary emergency repairs as deemed necessary. To further undertake a full repair and renewal service to chimneys of all types of construction. This service will be provided to roofs of residential and communal properties plus garages.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As detailed in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Stevenage Borough Council reserves the right to cancel the procurement and not to proceed with the long term contracts at any stage of the procurement process. Stevenage Borough Council also reserves the right not to award a contract. Neither Stevenage Borough Council nor any person on whose behalf of whom this procurement is undertaken is to be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest or tendering for these contracts. Please note the deadline for SQ return and allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted. Any questions relating to this SQ should be made via correspondence on the website and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above. Stevenage Borough Council will be providing an opportunity for all interested providers to attend a briefing as set out in the SQ. The purpose of this briefing will be to provide an introduction to Stevenage BC, as well as an overview of the procurement process and the objectives of the procurement exercise..
Stevenage Borough Council will observe a standstill period following the award of the Contract and conduct itself in respect of any appeals in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended).