Decision details

Gateway 0 - Strategic Options Assessment for Responsive Repairs and Maintenance Works

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Strategic options for future repairs and maintenance to housing properties




1.  That it be noted that the ending of the housing repairs contracts in October 2018 provides the council with an opportunity to review the way in which these services are offered and to consider new and more effective delivery models.


2.  That officers be instructed to develop detailed plans that would allow all non chargeable repairs and associated works to be undertaken by the council’s in house trading service for housing repairs (SBS) for an initial period of 12 months with effect from October 2018.


3.  That a progress report be received by cabinet in March 2018 setting out a proposed new service delivery model, project plans, full risk assessments and a full business case in support of the delivery of the service by SBS.


4.  That it be noted that due to the requirement to have arrangements in place for chargeable repairs by 3 October 2018, preparation for the procurement process for these contracts has started and will be tendered subject to the approval of this report.

Report author: Gerri Scott

Publication date: 13/12/2017

Date of decision: 12/12/2017

Decided at meeting: 12/12/2017 - Cabinet

Effective from: 21/12/2017

Accompanying Documents: