PfH Scotland seeks contractors for £125m DPS initiative

PfH Scotland has revealed it is searching for contractors to deliver £125 million worth of responsive repairs and voids works to social landlords in Scotland, for an initial term of five years, through a new dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The procurement services provider said it has designed the DPS to help housing providers clear their backlog of non-essential maintenance jobs and have a ‘flexible’ way of procuring repairs in the future. New suppliers can join the DPS at any time, unlike a framework.

Categories of the DPS include full-service delivery of responsive repairs and voids, general repairs and joinery, plumbing and heating, electrical and specialist works.

For each category, contractors will be required to either supplement a social landlord’s in-house direct labour organisation or to fully manage an outsourced repairs and voids service, which may include call handling, repairs diagnostics and work scheduling.

In Scotland, social housing repairs backlogs doubled in May to over 200,000 outstanding jobs.

Steve Malone, MD at PfH Scotland said, “With a significant number of repairs operatives in the sector not working, Scottish social landlords are dealing with unprecedented staff shortages plus the pressure of social distancing on maintenance jobs. We hope this DPS will help the sector to overcome some of these problems whilst also supporting SME contractors who can quickly register and bid without having to go through a time-consuming tender process.”

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