Corporate Window Cleaning Contract Information

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From: Michael Weller

2 August 2010

Dear University of East London,

Please provide information on your corporate group buildings window
cleaning contract, or contracts.

1. What is the (Annual) cost of window cleaning (exc VAT) for your
contract, or contracts?

2. When were the corporate window cleaning contracts awarded and to
whom?

3. When are the next review date(s)?

4. Where and what date/month/year will you be advertising your
future contracts for window cleaning?

5. What will be the type of buildings and how many of them (approx)
are in the window cleaning contract(s)?

6. If your main window cleaning contract is within your
accommodation and building services contract, please state and then
confirm if you would allow an SME supplier to tender separately for
your window cleaning lot?

7. Is there a telephone contact number and email of the procurement
office/officer that would deal with this in the future?

Thank you for your early response.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Weller

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University of East London

9 August 2010

Dear Mr Weller,

We acknowledge receipt of your above request, which is receiving attention.

Yours sincerely,

[University of East London request email] <mailto:[University of East London request email]>
University of East London
4-6 University Way
London
E16 2RD

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From: Freedom Info
University of East London

10 August 2010

Dear Mr Weller,

We refer to your inquiry dated 2 August and set out below our responses to
your questions.

Yours sincerely,

[University of East London request email] <mailto:[University of East London request email]>

University of East London

4-6 University Way

London

E16 2RD

Q1) What is the (Annual) cost of window cleaning (exc VAT) for your contract,
or contracts?

A1) The current building and window cleaning contract incorporates both
cleaning and window cleaning as one single contract, with the option for the
contractor to subcontract window cleaning if required.

The approximate value of the window cleaning element is £19,000 p.a.
(excluding VAT). This excludes daily cleaning to certain low level areas
undertaken by cleaners and also the residential flats internal window
cleaning undertaken by the cleaners as part of the annual deep clean.

Q2) When were the corporate window cleaning contracts awarded and to whom?

A2) The building and window cleaning contract was awarded to Ocean Contract
Cleaning Ltd. The contract commenced on 1 August 2008

Q3) When are the next review date(s)?

A3) The current contract is due to terminate at the end of July 2011,
although we have the option to extend this contract for up to two further
years: a decision is pending.

Q4). Where and what date/month/year will you be advertising your future
contracts for window cleaning?

A4) This will depend on our decision to extend the contract: see our answer
to Q7) below for further information

Q5) What will be the type of buildings and how many of them (approx) are in
the window cleaning contract(s)?

A5) The current cleaning contract includes approx 30 buildings covering
approximately 100,000 m2, ranging from student residential blocks, teaching
space, sports buildings, medical teaching space, external areas, and mixed
space for teaching and administration.

Q6) If your main window cleaning contract is within your accommodation and
building services contract, please state and then confirm if you would allow
an SME supplier to tender separately for your window cleaning lot?

A6) We do not envisage window cleaning to be separated from the main cleaning
contract.

Q7) Is there a telephone contact number and email of the procurement
office/officer that would deal with this in the future?

A7) When this contract is tendered it will be advertised via
http://www.ojeu.eu/ and advertised on our procurement
web site. http://www.uel.ac.uk/financialservices/t...

The procurement team can contacted via email address [email address]
<mailto:[email address]> .

Due to high number of requests we receive it is not possible to pre register
your interest.

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