Tendering of Repairs Contractors
Despite the strong objections of Housing Associations such as Ardenglen, the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 was introduced by the Scottish Government and arrangements must be in place by the 18th April 2016.
The Bill requires Housing Association’s to publicly tender all contracts or repairs works with a value of over £50,000. Not to do is now a breach of the legislation.
This means that Ardenglen are now legally required to tender the supply of our day to day repairs contractors including plumbing, joinery and electrical works.
These must now be advertised through Public Contracts Scotland. This means the whole process is open and transparent and open to public scrutiny.
Ardenglen have started the process and will let tenants know if there is any change to our existing contractors.