Contract Summary

  • Published Date: 15 July 2019

  • Tender Status: active

  • Tender Opening Date: 15 July 2019

  • Tender Closing Date: 15 August 2019

  • Award Date: n/a

  • Contract Start Date: n/a

  • Contract End Date: n/a

  • Contract is suitable for SMEs: Yes

  • Contract is suitable for VCSEs: No

  • Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Contract Type: Works



Swale Borough Council is inviting Expressions of Interest to tender for the Staying Put Disabled Facilities Grant work, primarily shower room conversions/adaptations, external ramping and associated works.

The contract will commence on Thursday, 30 April 2020 and terminate on Saturday, 30 April 2022. The Council may extend this opportunity for up to 2 years. The tenderers who submit the Most Economically Advantageous Tender, (MEAT) will be awarded the contract.

The contract will involve holding a Contractor Framework of Builders who can deliver adaptation works assessed as needed in people's homes through the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG), handy person works required to enable older and vulnerable people to be discharged from hospital in a timely manner as well health and safety assessed works required to prevent hospital admissions.

Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) work and services include shower room conversions, adaptations, extensions, external ramping and associated works.

Hospital discharge and falls prevention works mainly involve the installation of external ramping with galvanised rails, fitting mop-sticks, ensuring banisters are fit for use and repaired or new ones installed, lowering thresholds on doors for wheelchair access and cleaning and clearing rooms.

Other works may be assessed as being required under DFG, hospital discharge and prevention and these will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Hospital discharge cases are deemed as 'urgent work' and require a start on site within 3 days of agreed works assessed. The works must also be completed within an acceptable timescale. Repairs and smaller 'handy-person' works will also be Framework, and could include gardening, decorating, cleaning & clearing, roofing, electrics, plumbing, damp-work, decorating, replacement windows and flooring. Builders do not need to do all the repairs, a tick list will be used for builders to indicate which repairs they are interested in.

Interested suppliers are advised that there are no guaranteed levels of works or income and that the Council will call off the successful supplier list at the Council's discretion. A preferred supplier list will be formulated from the successful suppliers who will be selected in order of the most economically advantageous tenders based on technical and professional ability, price and availability.

Works will be undertaken to various private residential properties in Swale to enable elderly and vulnerable people to stay in their homes.

An expression of Interest and Invitation to Tender (I.T.T.) must be submitted / uploaded on the Council's e-tendering portal.

The closing date for submission of Expressions of Interest and the closing date for the I.T.T. will be 15/08/2019 23:55.

About the Buyer

Contact name: Charlotte Knowles

Address: Swale House East Street
ME10 3HT

Telephone: +44 1795417584

Fax: n/a


Value of Contract

Price Range: £8,000,000 - £8,000,000