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ENGIE Chosen for £60million Rotherham Council contract

Energy and services
specialist ENGIE has been appointed to provide a £60million repairs and
maintenance service on behalf of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

The contract, which begins
on 1st April 2020, will see ENGIE provide responsive repairs,
adaptations, void works and estate management services to 9,800 homes across
the south of the borough. In addition, ENGIE will also provide gas, mechanical
and electrical maintenance work and a number of capital improvement schemes
across the wider Rotherham area.

The contract will begin
with an initial duration of five years, which would be extended to a further
five years dependent on high performance.

It is expected that the
work programme will create more than 100 apprenticeships for local people, over
the ten-year period, as well as 40 new jobs and more than 90 work experience
placements for young people. ENGIE has also committed to a number of engagement
opportunities with local schools, colleges and universities.

Martin Smithurst,
Divisional Chief Operating Officer at ENGIE UK, said: “We are very pleased to
have been chosen to form this exciting partnership with Rotherham Council. We
have a proven track record of providing an excellent repairs and maintenance
service, as well as helping our partners address their housing, social value
and climate emergency-related priorities, and I’m sure that this programme will
be no different.

“ENGIE has a long history
of working within the borough, so it’s great that we can continue to do that
through this partnership. We look forward to working with our partners for many
more years to come to create, improve and maintain homes and places across

Councillor Dominic Beck,
Cabinet Member for Housing at Rotherham Council, said: “The repairs and
maintenance delivery providers we appoint are extremely important and I am
confident we have recruited an excellent partner in ENGIE with a strong track

“We are delighted to award
one of the Council’s housing repairs and maintenance contracts to a company
that has shown they have the highest standards of service delivery which in
turn will mean our tenants enjoy high-quality accommodation. Another key factor
in the tender process was that the successful companies must demonstrate how
they will add social value to the community.

“We want to work with
companies that give back to the communities that they work in, who promote a
borough where people can grow, flourish and prosper, and strengthen the skills
of the local workforce and support people into jobs.”