Ridge procures a wide range of works and services on a regular basis. We also have a Public Procurements team that specialises in the procurement of works and services in compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations and the associated European Directive; we have our own OJEU portal thus allowing prompt placement of notices and tenders. Our team are used to working with all major contract types including JCT, NEC3, PPC/TPC and other bespoke forms.

Our work for Lewisham Homes and also the London Borough of Islington resulted in a range of contracts being awarded for works and services designed to help meet the Decent Homes Standard and to deliver a full range of associated cyclical servicing agreements over a term contract basis. Combined these contracts were worth an estimated £900m.

At Lewisham we were initially involved in the consideration of procurement options and the development of a procurement strategy for this Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) to deliver a significantly enhanced annual Major Works Programme spend, augmented through a successful application for CLG backlog funds. We then consulted with a wide range of stakeholders and procured new term contracts to deliver a significant investment programme. Our work included provision of advice relating to appropriate leaseholder (s.20) consultation and considering operational processes (which were mapped as part of the OJEU invitation to tender process). Having evaluated the tenders and supported the award and mobilisation phases, Ridge was then appointed to provide an on’-going critical friend and auditor role, which has helped to drive considerable efficiency and added value for money throughout the life of the contracts.

In addition to the processes of procurement the Ridge team also oversee delivery, project manage and administer all contract types; we are therefore experienced in the operation of our contracts and can continually improve our specifications as we learn from on-site experiences.


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