Issue details

Building Maintenance Services Contract Award


To enable fulfilment of the County Council's ongoing building related statutory and other obligations a contract award is required to for the provision of a broad range of essential property maintenance services in County Council buildings throughout West Sussex.


In accordance with Cabinet Member Decision report FR05 18-19 and following a competitive procurement exercise undertaken in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015), it is recommended that the contract for the Provision of Building Maintenance Services in Council Buildings is awarded to SSE Contracting Limited.


The contract agreement will provide the building maintenance support services from 1 October 2019 throughout a 5 year core contract term, with the option to extend to a maximum of 10 years.  There is a break clause after the 5 year core term. In addition schools and academies will also be able to benefit from access to services under the newly procured contract.


The annual value associated with these contracts is £4.8m, which equates to £24m over the proposed 5 year core contract term and up to £48m if all extension periods are exercised.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/06/2019

Decision due: July 2019 by Interim Executive Director Resource Services

Lead member: Richard Ennis

Lead director: Richard Ennis

Contact: Tony Farrant, Principal Manager, Facilities Management Email: Tel: 22795.

Consultation process

Representation can be made to the Director Environment and Public Protection by the beginning of the month in which the decision is to be taken.




Internal and external stakeholders, the incumbent supplier, market suppliers and BWA consultancy.  Cabinet Member for Corporate Relations.

Democratic Services Contact: Suzannah Hill 033 022 22551

Background3: A Council that works for the Community


Background papers

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