Corporate Window Cleaning Contract Information

Lauren Weller made this Freedom of Information request to Chelmsford City Council

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Dear Chelmsford Borough Council,

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

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

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

When are the next review date(s)?

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

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

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?

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,

L.Weller

FOI Mailbox, Chelmsford City Council

CBC REFERENCE NO. 951

Dear Madam,

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request of the
29th. July, 2010.

I have passed your request to our Procurement Services for a reply. It
is the Council's intention to respond to you fully on or before 26th.
August, 2010. If we are not able to do so, I will write to you
explaining why.

Yours faithfully
Mrs. L. Oliver
Legal Services FOI Officer
Corporate Services
Chelmsford Borough Council
T: (01245) 606435
www.chelmsford.gov.uk
Accredited with the IiP Gold Standard

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FOI Mailbox, Chelmsford City Council

CBC REFERENCE NO. 951

Dear Madam,

With reference to your Freedom of Information request of the 29th. July, 2010.

I would reply as follows:-

A: The Council is currently using a framework contract let by Essex County Council to call off window cleaning requirements.

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

A: Last year the cost of window cleaning for the Council was £5,865

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

A: The information relating to the Framework Agreement would be available from Essex County Council.

When are the next review date(s)?

A: As above, however it should be noted that the Council's Facilities Manager is considering market testing this service by conducting a formal quotation exercise.

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

A: The timetable for this formal quotation exercise has not yet been agreed. When it is agreed it will be advertised via our supplier portal. Interested parties can pre-register their interest free of charge at www.paessex.gov.uk and when advertised they will be automatically notified by email. The portal is a collaborative project with other district councils and registration once will cover all participating councils. Essex County Council uses a separate portal system, but this is referenced at the website listed above.

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

A: The bulk of the Contract will be the Civic Centre buildings in Duke Street, Chelmsford which are up to four storeys high with a small number of other buildings including offices and a mother and baby unit also included.

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?

A: This is a stand alone arrangement.

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

A: General procurement enquiries can be sent to [email address] The Council's Procurement Manager is Chris Lay 01245 606485

Yours faithfully
Mrs. L. Oliver
Legal Services FOI Officer
Corporate Services
Chelmsford Borough Council
T: (01245) 606435
www.chelmsford.gov.uk
Accredited with the IiP Gold Standard

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