Issue details

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

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.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure/Income over £5m & policies or new income, reserves use, overspend over £100K;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/04/2019

Reason for urgency:
The Council will be subjected to a Troubled Families Spot Check by the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) between May and June 2019 and we would want to show that we have started delivering the Supporting Families Against Youth Crime (SFAYC) initiative for which the Council and CVS have been granted £360,000 to deliver in Hammersmith and Fulham. The grant was awarded in March 2019 by the MHCLG as part of the Troubled Families programme.

The SFAYC programme will work with young people at high risk of offending and their families to minimise the risk of exposure or engagement in serious crime. The recent serious violence and death of a young person in Hammersmith and Fulham calls for early and effective support young people at high risk of offending.

Report access: Open;

Report Type: Key Decision;

Decision due: May 2019 by Leader of the Council

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Housing

Lead director: Strategic Director of the Economy Department

Department: The Economy department (former Growth and Place)

Contact: David McNulty Email: