After accessing Fusion21’s External Painting and Repairs Framework, Riverside has awarded AW Byrne, Bagnalls and Mitie an £11 million contract to carry out its cyclical maintenance works, over a five-year period.
This national procurement exercise has resulted in the contracts being allocated on a regional basis, covering the areas of: Merseyside; Riverside Pennine, North East and Bransholme; South Central (including Midlands and the South East); Carlisle, and Riverside Irvine (Scotland).
The contract will involve the delivery of external and internal painting of Riverside homes – including the communal areas of shared properties - in addition to pre-painting and minor environmental repairs.
Ian Gregg, Director of Asset Management at Riverside, said: "Through collaborative working with Fusion 21 and our supply chain partners - and by incorporating best practice and innovation - our customers will not only benefit from a consistent ‘One Riverside’ service, but also from efficiency savings every year and the added social value our partners will be providing both to our local communities and residents."
(Left to right - Mike Worrall, Branch Manager at Bagnalls and Ian Gregg, Director of Asset Management at Riverside.)
Gary Stanfield, Framework Manager for Planned Maintenance at Fusion21, said: “We’ve worked closely with Riverside to consider a range of procurement options, suitable for a contract of this scale.
“As a result of accessing Fusion21’s External Painting and Repairs Framework, Riverside will benefit from the expertise of national contractors delivering on a regional level – in addition to gaining from greater economies of scale.
“This contract has also resulted in materials being provided by preferred materials supplier – AkzoNobel Global – which means Riverside can maximise the generation of social value throughout the supply chain.”