David Miles, chief executive of Mears, said: “The first quarter of 2012 will see the most intense period of new contract mobilisation in our history with five significant new contracts due to start on or around 1 April 2012 with an annual value of £50m
“Our social housing division has experienced a particularly strong period in contract tendering, securing new orders to the value of £550m over the last nine months that has further strengthened our market leading position.”
Over this period the firms has been succesful on 44% of its bids by value.
The latest haul of work including contract extension is valued at £156m.
Gateshead Borough Council
Gateshead plans to award Mears a 3-year partnership contract to provide responsive repairs, void services, gas servicing, cyclical maintenance and adaptations services. The contract is valued at £60m for the initial 3-year period, with an option to extend for a further 2 years giving a total contract value of £100m.
The contract is due to start in April and will cover 21,000 properties.
Tamworth Borough Council
A 5-year contract to provide responsive repairs and void maintenance, together with a range of reinvestment works. The five-year contract covering 4,500 properties is valued at £40m and includes an option to extend for a further 2 years, giving a total contract value of £56m including extensions.
Domiciliary Care contract awards
Mears’ new contract bidding success rate is 69% of all contracts bid for in the last nine months and totals £60m. The firm has won a 2-year contract as a main provider to Warwickshire County Council worth £2.7m and a similar deal worth £2.8m with Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council.
The firm has also won extensions of three years at Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council worth £5.8m and two years with Sunderland City Council worth £1.9m.