Kier Announces Contract Win in Lincoln
Published by CarysSamuels for Kier Services in Local Government and also in Housing
Kier announces contract win in Lincoln
Kier has confirmed it has won a competitive tender to provide planned maintenance improvement works to 8,000 council houses managed by City of Lincoln Council Housing Planned Maintenance Partnering Contract over the next five years, from April 2013. The contract, which sees Kier becomes City of Lincoln Council’s sole partner for these works, is worth an anticipated £25m with a possible five-year extension to 2023.
The contract will see Kier deliver a variety of works to houses within and around the City boundaries, including: window and door replacement; upgrading of kitchens and bathrooms; roofing and chimney repairs; structural works; loft and cavity walls insulation; Decent Homes modernisation; disabled adaptations; rewiring and electrical work; environmental improvements; and pre-paint repairs and decorating.
Cllr Ric Metcalfe, leader of City of Lincoln Council, said: "The council is committed to providing high quality housing for our tenants and to improve the level of training and opportunities for our residents. Our partnership with Kier will help enable us to achieve these aims.
"As part of this contract Lincoln will be one of the first areas in the country to benefit from the new Kier+ scheme, which offers our tenants an improved service thanks to new technology, better business links and access to support around the clock.
"This partnership between Kier and the City Council will have many benefits to the city of Lincoln and its residents, particularly that local money will be used to benefit the local community."
Kier regional managing director, Simon Bullen, said: “We have successfully been awarded this contract based on the merit of our work in Lincoln over the last seven years and our reputation as a high quality service provider. We have developed a strong working relationship with the Council and we look forward to progressing this into the future.”
This is the seventh consecutive year Kier has worked with City of Lincoln Council and directly follows a six-year partnering contract to deliver the Lincoln Decent Homes programme across the city. Within this partnering contract Kier was responsible for installing new kitchens, bathrooms, windows and doors and rewiring to ensure the 8,000 council houses meet the government’s Decent Homes standard. Kier has also completed capital and planned works for a seventh year, delivered by the Scape minor works national framework.
Through its previous contract in Lincoln, Kier has supported corporate responsibility initiatives across the City including provision of apprentices to improve services at Lincoln Integrated Domestic Abuse Services (LIDAS – formally Lincoln Women’s Aid) to provide a safe and secure environment for its users. Kier also recently hosted a ‘meet the buyer’ event inviting local subcontractors to learn more about opportunities to work with the company economically supporting the City’s sustainability.