Contract opportunities - 2013 archive

Better Homes Refurbishment Programme

(This contract opportunity is now closed)

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (the "Authority") is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced service providers to enter into a long-term partnering arrangement for the delivery of a programme of 'Better Homes' refurbishment works the ("Programme") to its residential housing stock comprising approximately 6,281 properties in the contract area, of which 1,441 are leasehold and 4,840 are tenanted. The number of properties may increase or decrease over the term of the Programme.

The Authority intends to enter into a Framework Agreement under a bespoke form of TPC2005 (amended 2008) with a maximum of three successful service providers for a period of 48 months, although call offs may extend beyond that period. It is anticipated that the Authority shall instruct the works comprising the programme via a direct award equally between the top two-ranked contractors on the Framework.

The authority is keen to pursue the government's sustainability agenda and to combat fuel poverty among residents. The Authority is also keen to explore other means of improving sustainability in their properties and therefore the tender documents will include opportunities to submit proposals for other 'added-value' eco-commitments.

The service providers may also be required to assist the Authority in the identification and delivery of energy saving initiatives and energy wide offers to the Authority's built assets. Bidders should be able to demonstrate experience of and commitments to long-term partnering relationships and engagement with residents and propose strategies for developing continuous improvement.

The Authority wishes to support people who are in long-term unemployment including young people not in education, employment or training and small and medium enterprises to ensure that there is specific capacity to deliver the service it requires and promote sustainability through its procurement. Therefore this contract may contain community benefit clauses as allowed within Regulation 39 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.

Those organisations wishing to tender for these services should apply for a Supplier Questionnaire in the first instance which will require them to submit the following details: financial status, operational capabilities and resources, experience of working with Local Authorities, experience of providing services under partnering arrangements and environmental, health and safety and equalities policies.

Following Supplier Questionnaire appraisal, it is anticipated that seven companies will be invited to tender.

Expressions of interest and requests for Supplier Questionnaire (PQQ) documentation should be made to:

Shane Hughes
Savills (UK) Limited
Lansdowne House
57 Berkeley Square

Tel: 020 7877 4592
E mail

Questionnaires are to be returned by 12 noon on 24 May 2013.