Glazing contractors needed

Procurement for Housing (PfH) is searching for SME glazing contractors to deliver responsive repairs and voids works to social landlords such as fixing windows and doors, replacing single and double glazing, wired glass, impact resistant (Part K) glazing, and curtain walling in communal blocks.

Glazing contractors are needed for an initial term of five years and will deliver the work through a new dynamic purchasing system (DPS). Procurement services provider PfH, which has over 900 members including housing associations and local authorities, has designed the DPS to help housing providers clear their backlog of routine repairs (estimated to be 2.6 million jobs) and procure repairs flexibly in the future.

New glazing contractors can join the DPS at any time, unlike a framework.

The total value of the reactive repairs and voids work to be procured via the DPS is estimated at £490 million. Other categories of the DPS include electrical, heating and plumbing, full-service delivery of responsive repairs and voids, general repairs and specialist works such as roofing.

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.

The DPS helps small, local contractors by streamlining the tender process. Once suppliers have passed the DPS selection procedure, they can quickly bid for any opportunities by submitting a tender. There is no need for them to go through the selection stage again and again for each contract opportunity.

Steve Malone, managing director at PfH said: “Social landlords are dealing with an unprecedented backlog of routine repairs jobs plus the pressure of social distancing on maintenance jobs. We hope this DPS will help the sector to overcome some of these problems while supporting SME contractors who can quickly register and bid without having to go through a time-consuming tender process.”

PfH’s DPS for Responsive Works and Voids will run for five years with the option to extend for another five years. To apply for inclusion visit: