[Report of the Director for Housing, Planning and Regeneration. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal.]
To seek approval for the award of contract for the installation of flat roof covering, windows and rear door replacement, resident front entrance doors and main entrance communal doors, external brickwork repairs, drainage repairs, redevelopment of child playspace.
The Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal introduced the report which sought approval for an award of a contract to contractor A to carry out external major works on the Imperial Wharf Estate.
The proposed works to Imperial Wharf will bring all homes on the estate up to the full Decent Homes Standard as well as ensure compliance with current fire and building regulations. The overall project will contribute to helping to achieve the Borough Plan objectives for housing which include delivering Decent Homes, ensuring all homes are safe and improving resident satisfaction, as set out in more detail in section 10 of the report.
In addition, following extensive consultation with residents, residents will benefit from an improved estate environment that includes designing out crime measures to tackle anti-social behaviour. The aim for this project is to achieve the Silver Award which is a Police initiative that recognises physical security standards have been incorporated into works to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour. The Designing Out Crime Team will attend site to inspect and sign off each block and on successful completion of the works, the Imperial Estate will achieve the Silver Award. The Award would be presented by the Metropolitan Police Designing Out Crime Officer.
Further to considering exempt information at item 29,
Reasons for decision
Homes for Haringey requires Cabinet approval to award the contract for the installation of flat roof covering, windows and rear door replacement, resident front entrance doors and main entrance communal doors, external brickwork and concrete repairs, fire protection works, drainage repairs, internal and external decorations, emergency lighting, bins store and recycling storage, resurface walkway and upstands, replacement of paving to identified areas redevelopment of the children’s play area, landscaping and associated estate improvements. This will incorporate the communal and external areas of the Imperial Wharf Estate. This will enable essential safety works to commence and the estate to be brought up to the Decent Homes Standard.
The tender process was carried out in accordance with the framework requirements that incorporate price and quality. The successful compliant bidder scored the highest in relation to these criteria in the associated lot 1.1B.
Alternative options considered
An alternative option would be for Homes for Haringey to use third party industry frameworks or an OJEU compliant tender process to deliver the construction works to the Imperial Wharf Estate. Homes for Haringey sought support and advice from Haringey Strategic Procurement and determined the London Construction Programme framework as being the optimum route to the market. This was due to the speed of access to quality-checked contractors and focus on companies that focus their resources in the local area.
A do-nothing option would mean the Council is not able to deliver external capital investment works to bring the estate up to the Decent Homes Standard, in accordance with the Asset Management Strategy 2018-23.