Agenda item

Repairs and Maintenance Procurement Update

Executive Director of Community and Children’s Services to be heard.



The Assistant Director, Barbican and Property services was heard and apologised for the renewal being out of time.  In accordance with the City of London Corporation’s Governance procedures, approval of the extension of the contract would be via the Operational Property and Project Sub Committee, the Finance Committee and the Court of Common Council.  These reports would also be presented to the RCC/BRC for information.  Once the extension is in place, Members noted that there would be far more stringent performance management of the contract, and closer working with residents to ensure a high quality service. 


In the interim period, the Assistant Director would be engaging with RCC Members and stakeholders to fully understand the issues, and to ensure that the new specification is better suited to the Barbican Estate. There would also be full legal due diligence and a dedicated Senior Quantity Surveyor overseeing the process.


The Chair noted Members concerns in that the Estate should not be in this position again and asked to be sighted on a timeline, with milestones and residents views, by 11th October,  before it is circulated to the wider Committees.