Posted: Wed 24th Feb 2016

WHQS Small Lots – Supplier Information Session for Works Contractors /
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 24th, 2016

The Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS) is an ambitious programme to transform council tenant’s homes, lives and communities. The programme will see an investment of £200 million in the homes of council tenants by 2020. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As the next step in the Procurement process for delivery of the WHQS programme, Caerphilly County Borough Council will be hosting a supplier information session to advise potential bidders of the opportunity to bid for WHQS Small Lots external work packages within the Eastern Valleys area of Caerphilly County Borough Council. The packages will include roofing, fencing, concreting, bricklaying and door and window replacement. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Council’s investment through the WHQS Small Lots external work packages is estimated to be £3-6 million with a number of contracts varying in size and value to be let each year for at least the next four years. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The information session which will be held at Caerphilly County Borough Council headquarters, Penallta House in Ystrad Mynach on Thursday 3rd March 2016 with registration starting from 8.30am.. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Council is keen to work with businesses from the surrounding areas and as such will be applying the EU Procurement Small Lots Exemption which will allow the Council to set its selection criteria for participating in the tendering process. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In order to take part in the tendering process, interested organisations must be Constructionline registered and their profile must include ‘General Building’ as a CPV code, a notation value of £50,000 or above for ‘General Building’ and show a branch or office and location of work with a post code that is within a 50 miles radius of the Council’s main offices in Penallta House, Ystrad Mynach, CF82 7PG. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr David Poole, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Housing said: “Procuring professional and cost effective trades is a key part of our hugely ambitious programme to bring all of our tenants’ homes up to the Welsh Housing Quality Standard by 2020 – I would encourage all those businesses who are interested in finding out more about this fantastic opportunity to come along to this informative event”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To book a place at this event, or for any further information please contact Jemma Ford on 01443 863 163 or email ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To find out more about the Welsh Housing Quality Standard programme, please visit the WHQS Improvement Scheme section. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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