Morgan Sindall will take care of more than 10,000 council houses as well as corporate buildings over the next 15 years. The contract starts on 1st July 2016.
The contract integrates all the council’s major repair and maintenance services and is thus expected to deliver savings of as much as £2m a year to the council.
Under the contract, Morgan Sindall will also offer tenants help with their DIY for what is described as “a small fee”.
Basildon Council chief executive Bala Mahendran, said: “This great partnership with Morgan Sindall highlights our commitment to our residents and allows us to provide a more efficient and streamlined maintenance service.
“We’re pleased that this new contract will provide better servicing and renewals works for tenants across the borough. In addition, the introduction of new services means that people will have a better choice and improved access to what they need to maintain their homes.”
Morgan Sindall Group chief executive John Morgan said: “Morgan Sindall Group has a track record of working in Basildon having built the Sporting Village and delivered a major regeneration project in Laindon. We are delighted to have been awarded another opportunity to work within the borough. Basildon Council is a forward-thinking organisation whose ambition we share to drive innovation in service delivery. We developed a bespoke offering for Basildon, one that would support the council’s aspirations to ‘create opportunities’ for the local community.
“The length of this contract will not only enable us to provide long-term employment opportunities for local people but ensure we continue to develop new and smarter ways of delivering our services. We look forward to working with Basildon Council and its residents over the next 15 years.”