Around 15 housing associations in the north east have selected contractors to deliver housing maintenance services over the next four years.

Eighteen national contractors have secured places on the NE Procurement framework including Mears Group, Keepmoat Regeneration, Mitie Property Services (UK) and Wates Living Space.

They are among the 46 firms to have secured places on the framework which  has been split into three categories covering investment works, repairs and maintenance and specialist services.

The specialist services panel includes specialist plumbing, electrical, scaffolding, flooring, glazing and fencing awarded across the whole region or in small areas.

Chief executive of NE Procurement, Rod Brasington, said: “We spent a lot of time working with our partners when creating the framework to ensure it created innovative procurement options, whilst still being straightforward to implement and use.

“The framework tender process was thorough and has resulted in quality contractors, who all have a track record for high-quality delivery, securing places on the framework.”

This contract marks a new approach to procurement delivery for organisation, who are setting themselves apart from other consortia by offering collaborative, strategic procurement solutions devised in partnership with landlords to maximise the effective delivery of projects through their supply chain partners.

Going forward, the organisation will use this prototype as a model for how future frameworks should be created. They will be looking to work in close partnership with supply chain partners and wider public sector organisations to create similar solutions that generate cost savings, process efficiencies and deliver social value opportunities in a simple, fair and transparent way.

Brasington added: “Feedback so far has shown that there’s a real appetite for this kind of strategic procurement and I’m looking forward to working with our partners in the future to create significant efficiencies from which the communities of the North East will benefit.”

Full list of companies
0800 Repair Herbert T Forrest R C Ayres Building & Roofing Services
Anglian Building Products Hodgson Sayers R. Bland
Bell Group UK HV&E Unit, Stockton-on-Tees Council Rothwell Plumbing Services NE
Crown Flooring HW Components T/A Mila Salis
D.J.McGough J. Gunn Scaffolding Sekura Trade Frames
Deerness Fencing & Landscaping James  Ingleford Scaffolding Sheila Mays Carpets of Teesside
Delta Building Solutions John Flowers Springs Roofing
DFP Services Keepmoat Straightline Construction.Co
Dodd Group (Midlands) Kier Services Sunter
Esh Construction Liberty Group Total Solutions NE
Fieldway Supplies McTear Contracts Turner Facilities Management
Foster Property Maintenance Mear Vision Building Services
G V Decorators Mitie Paintin Warsett
Gentoo Tolent Novus Property Solution Wates Living Space
Hall Aspects of Roofing OpenView Security Solution Wensley Roofing