Issue - meetings

Housing Repairs Contract Extension

Meeting: 17/01/2017 - Cabinet (Item 6)

6 Housing Repairs Contract Extension

 Report by Carolyn Godfrey, Corporate Director.

Supporting documents:


 Councillor Jonathon Seed presented the report which sought approval for an extension to the responsive repairs and voids contract with Emmdee (MD) Building Services Ltd to 31st March 2018.


Issues highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included: that extending the contract would give the Council more time to consider options for combining different contracts; the involvement of Scrutiny; the provision for funding made within the Housing Revenue Account; the viability of bringing some services in-house; and how further changes would be reported.


In response to questions from Councillor Glenis Ansell and Councillor Gordon King, it was stated that service improvements had been made, and that tenant complaints had fallen as a result




To approve the extension of the current contract with MD Building Services Ltd to 31st March 2018.


Reason for Decision


To enable the Housing Service to have sufficient time to analyse and explore future service delivery options and procure a new service with limited impact to service performance and to bring the housing repairs and voids contract in line with the other contracts relating to maintenance of the housing stock.