This will be used to deliver capital funded works for both the refurbishment of its existing housing stock and also the provision of new homes over the next four years.
This Framework is in addition to the recently procured frameworks for the delivery of Education and General Construction projects on behalf of the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Tower Hamlets. In contrast to those, the Housing Framework will be used primarily by Barking and Dagenham.
The firms included on the Framework are: Breyer Group PLC, Lakehouse Contracts Ltd., Mulalley and Co. Ltd., and United House Limited.
In keeping with the other frameworks that have recently been let, the Housing Framework has a local focus and is intended to foster a collaborative approach with these contractors, and to make the most of potential cost efficiencies whilst increasing opportunities for employment and training.
Cllr Rocky Gill, Cabinet Member for Finance and Education, said: “This Framework will help the council to make the most of its capital investments; not only through improved cost efficiencies but also by ensuring that it maximises the potential contributions to the local economy.
“As an authority, and in the difficult economic climate we are committed to exploring innovative ways of delivering much needed infrastructure into the borough - this is one of the ways we will be looking to achieve this ambition.
"We are also seeking that all capital projects should provide job opportunities for local people and apprenticeship schemes for young people. This is immensely important with the current high levels of national unemployment."