Decision details

Appointment of Contractor for Specialist Equipment - Forward Plan Ref: 13H&P22:

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To award contracts via the ESPO procurement framework to the following contractors:

  1. Contractor A for the supply and installation of stair lifts for both Disabled Facilities Grants and council house adaptations.
  2. Contractor B Ltd for the supply of Through Floor lifts for both Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) and council house adaptations.
  3. Contractor C for the supply and installation of Step lifts for DFGs and council house adaptations.


Reasons for the decision:

There are no contracts currently in place for the supply of stair lifts, step lifts and through floor lifts. Entering into a contracts allows us access to significant savings on equipment, speeds up processing times as we don’t have to get 3 quotes for each adaptation and allows us access to a dedicated account manager for each contractor who will assist with queries and provide a quality wrap around service. We will also be given guaranteed lead time for the installation of works.

Alternative options considered:

Obtain 3 quotes for each DFG and council house adaptation request. This is time consuming and proves problematic as it can be difficult to obtain 3 quotes. This has a direct consequence for the disabled and vulnerable residents that the referrals and adaptation works aim to help.

Publication date: 24/01/2023

Date of decision: 24/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 24/01/2023 - Cabinet Member for Housing and Safer Communities

Effective from: 01/02/2023

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