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Housing Repairs Contract Extensions (Part II Report)

Meeting: 12/09/2017 - Cabinet (Item 123)

Housing Repairs Contract Extensions

 Report by the Corporate Director, Alistair Cunningham

Supporting documents:


Councillor Richard Clewer presented the report which sought to gain approval to extend four contracts for planned and responsive repairs services to council housing stock up to March 2020. This would enable sufficient time to fully review current services, agree a new model for service provision and implement the new proposals.


Following a short debate, the meeting;




That approval be delegated to the Associate Director responsible for housing in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Housing to agree contract extensions up to March 2020 for the four contracts delivering the following services;


- Planned and cyclical maintenance

- Planned and responsive gas works

- Planned and responsive electrical works

- Responsive repairs and voids works


Reason for Decision:


The responsive repairs and planned maintenance services for council housing stock are currently under review. A proposal to reshape services was approved in principle by Cabinet in March 2017 subject to a further report to Cabinet to confirm the business case for the revised proposal.


The current contracts are due to end in March 2018. All four contracts were awarded with the option to extend. As more time is required to conclude the business case to reshape services and report back to Cabinet, it is proposed hat the current contracts are all extended to enable sufficient time to fully consider the implications of the service change proposals.