The councils current three-year contract with Wates Living Space ends on March 31, 2020, and the new 10-year agreement is valued in the region of £50million.
From April 1, 2020, Wates Living Space will continue to undertake planned works to council houses in the borough, including new kitchens, new bathrooms, external work and any other planned improvement projects.
David Morgan, Managing Director of Wates Property Services, said:
Having worked with Tamworth Borough Council as their repairs and maintenance service provider for the past three years, our team is extremely proficient in providing a service that is tailored to the needs of residents. This has given us a solid foundation for the coming decade, throughout which we will continue to deliver a high quality and efficient service that helps to improve quality of life for local people.
The longevity of the contract provides us with an invaluable opportunity to make a meaningful difference to the local community and we look forward to working with our neighbours to provide many opportunities for training and employment within our team.
Cllr Michelle Cook, Tamworth Borough Councils Cabinet member for Housing Services and Communities, said:
Providing decent affordable homes is one of our main priorities and represents a significant proportion of council spending. This means we have to achieve the best value for money possible, while ensuring our housing is of a high standard and that the service we provide to tenants is a good one.
Wates Living Space were selected after a robust, two-stage procurement process which included external legal and consultative support, interviews involving tenants and detailed assessments of all elements of the bids submitted.
All submissions were of a high standard and the winning contractors demonstrated an understanding of our needs and instilled confidence in their ability to deliver the service.