Decision details

Contract Award - Measured Term Contract for Gas Central Heating Installations 2020-2025

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services submitted a report seeking approval for the award of a ‘measured term’ contract (MTC) for the provision of gas boiler and full central heating system installations, relating to the repair and maintenance of the Council’s Housing Stock.


The report explained that the Council’s Housing Property Services managed the day-to-day repairs, planned maintenance and voids repair works to approximately 5,600 Council properties.  Elements of this work were sometimes sub-contracted out through MTCs to provide specialist services or manage peaks in workload.  In each case the ability to carry out the work using existing resources or direct employment had been found to be uneconomical due to the level of spend or the capacity/specialist skills not being available internally.


The report explained that the current arrangements with contractors for gas central heating installations were due for renewal, and it was therefore proposed to invite tenders for an MTC covering gas boiler and full central heating system installations.  Tenderers would be invited to submit their price following the measured term format, and a negotiated single price delivery format would be agreed for two winning contractors.  No volume of expenditure would be guaranteed, and expenditure would depend on the actual level of work that was required to be sub-contracted.  Based on expenditure records the total expenditure was estimated to be circa £500,000 per annum for each contractor respectively.


Resolved –


          That the Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services, in consultation with the Lead Councillor for Housing, be authorised to award a Measured Term Contract for the Gas Central Heating Installations for a period of three years with a two-year extension.

Publication date: 13/02/2020

Date of decision: 20/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 20/01/2020 - Policy Committee

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