Roofing Contractors Needed for £490m Repairs and Voids Works

PROCUREMENT FOR HOUSING (PfH) is searching for SME roofing contractors across the UK to deliver responsive repairs and voids works to social landlords.

The roofing works requires fixing canopies, replacing joists and rafters, repairing tiling and guttering for an initial term of five years, through a new dynamic purchasing system (DPS).

New roofing contractors

Procurement services provider, PfH has over 900 members, including housing associations and local authorities. The company have designed the DPS to help housing providers clear their backlog of routine repairs (estimated to be £2.6m jobs following lockdown) and procure repairs flexibly in the future. New roofing contractors can join the DPS at any time, unlike a framework.

Reactive repairs

The total value of the reactive repairs and voids work to be procured via the DPS is estimated at £490 million. Other categories of the DPS include joinery, electrical, heating and plumbing. As well as, full-service delivery of responsive repairs and voids, general repairs and specialist works such as glazing.

For each category, contractors will be required to either supplement a social landlord’s in-house direct labour organisation. Or to fully manage an outsourced repairs and voids service, which may include call handling, repairs diagnostics and work scheduling.

Submitting a tender

The DPS helps small, local contractors by streamlining the tender process. Once suppliers have passed the DPS selection procedure, they can quickly bid for any opportunities by submitting a tender. There is no need for them to go through the selection stage again and again for each contract opportunity.

Steve Malone, Managing Director at Procurement for Housing, said:

“Social landlords are dealing with an unprecedented backlog of routine repairs jobs plus the pressure of social distancing on maintenance jobs.

“We hope this DPS will help the sector to overcome some of these problems. Whilst also supporting SME contractors who can quickly register and bid without having to go through a time-consuming tender process.”

PfH’s DPS for Responsive Works & Voids will run for five years with the option to extend for another five years. Apply for inclusion here.

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