Decision details

Procurement Strategy In Relation To Housing Capital Programme - Fire Safety Works

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report seeks to update a previous Cabinet decision made in September 2018 to use third party providers for essential fire safety works as part of the Housing Capital Programme.  The preferred method of delivering these essential services is now through the Council’s newly developed in-house repairs service team.  The decision is urgent in order to enable works to commence 17 April 2019 as the in-house service commences.



It is recommended that the Leader of the Council:

1.1.            Approves an update to the Business Case and Procurement Strategy for the Housing Capital Programme to 31st March 2020 as agreed in September 2018 in respect of programmed fire safety works, by agreeing an allocation of the fire safety works to the Council’s in-house repairs team rather than seek external contractors.

1.2.            Approves the transfer of £6m of the capital budget for the works set out in Appendix 1 (being £20m for the period from 17th April 2019 to 31st March 2020) to the Council’s in-house repairs service, H&F Maintenance.

Reasons for the decision:

This report seeks approval to amend the procurement strategy approved in September 2018.  Rather than procure external third party providers to undertake required works, this paper seeks approval to carry out the works through the in-house repairs service that is being established as part of the replacement of the current repairs contractor.  This option was not available in September 2018 as the in-house team had not been agreed or established.


Alternative options considered:

As described in the report.

Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 13/05/2019

Date of decision: 10/05/2019

Effective from: 16/05/2019

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