Due to the impact of Covid-19 the Housing Executive has implemented a number of interim response maintenance contracts.
We are pleased to announce Greenview Gas, Combined Facilities Management, CTS Projects Ltd, PK Murphy Construction and JMC Mechanical and Construction Ltd have been awarded these new contracts.
These interim contracts will take effect on September 1 and will initially run for a period of 12 months, with possible further extensions.
The five contracts have an estimated value of more than £16m per annum.
This will guarantee jobs in the local construction sector in Mid and East Antrim, South Antrim, North Down, South Down and Lisburn and Castlereagh.
Colm McQuillan, Director of Housing Services at the Housing Executive, said; “We congratulate our new partners and look forward to working with them to improve our homes and local areas from September.
“Before the onset of Covid-19, we were preparing to arrange procurement for new, long-term response maintenance contracts.
“However, as a consequence, due to current contracts expiring, we have implemented this interim arrangement.
“These interim contracts give us the flexibility to continue to review our position and provide continuity in this tenant orientated area.
“It will allow us to successfully tackle the backlog of maintenance requests that have arisen in the recent period.
“Since the onset of Covid-19, our Customer Service team handled around a quarter of a million calls from tenants and we have already begun the process of dealing with the significant backlog in repairs at our properties.
“We would like to thank our tenants for their continued patience and support and along with our new partners; we will endeavour to clear the backlog as quickly as possible.”