Cleaning for communal areas of council housing
Cambridge City Council
Published date: 5 September 2021
Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

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Contract summary
• Cleaning products – 39830000
• Cleaning and sanitation services – 90900000
Location of contract
Value of contract
£2,380,000 to £2,685,000
Procurement reference
Published date
5 September 2021
Closing date
6 October 2021
Closing time
Contract start date
1 April 2022
Contract end date
31 March 2029
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure
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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Cambridge City Council (The Council) requires a supplier to fulfil its building cleaning services for the city, for communal areas of council housing. This element of the City Councils building cleaning requirements is part of its wider cleaning requirements which were tendered and awarded with the contracts starting on the 1st April 20211.
The previous tender used the following five lot structure as follows:
• Lot 1: Administration, commercial buildings, community centres and operational buildings (Contracted April 2021)
• Lot 2: Public toilets (Contracted April 2021)
• Lot 3: City Homes communal areas and sheltered housing schemes (this procurement exercise)
• Lot 4: Multi-storey car parks (Contracted April 2021)
• Lot 5: Window cleaning (Contracted April 2021)
The Council are now proceeding with a new Procurement separate procurement to find a supplier to fulfil building cleaning services for City Homes communal areas and sheltered housing schemes.

Please note this contract includes TUPE. The current contract for Housing Cleaning includes elements that are not included within this tender as such the exact nature of the TUPE requirements and who transfer to whom will not be known until the selection process is complete and the successful tenderer has been identified. The Council will provide TUPE information upon request and the completion of a non-disclosure agreement.
A contract term is initially 3 years, with an option to extend by 2 years then up to 2 further years, if the supplier is performing satisfactorily, and the service can be shown to continue to provide best value to the Council; this gives a maximum possible contract length of 7 years.

Assessment – price: quality tender assessment split of 40% price: 60% quality.

The current contract is due to end on the 31st March 2022 it is not anticipated that this will be extended. The anticipated start date of the new contract is the 1st April 2022.

More information
·         Tender Notice
·         E-tendering portal

How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
Contact name
Jane Whiteman-Turl
Cambridge City Council
United Kingdom


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