Leading property services company Ian Williams has secured a £16million contract with Wiltshire County Council to deliver a five-year planned maintenance contract.
With the option to extend for another four years, the contract will see Ian Williams provide a variety of its services including property maintenance and cyclical decorations.
Ian Williams operatives will be working in around 5,000 council-owned homes to replace kitchens and bathrooms, fit external wall insulation, replace doors and windows, and complete cyclical decorations. The company will also be replacing roofing and carrying out upgrades to ensure properties meet disabled requirements.
Following the competitive tender process Ian Williams is now the Council’s planned maintenance contractor. This builds on an existing working partnership which saw Ian Williams providing cyclical decoration and building maintenance services for schools, libraries and council-owned buildings.
Rob Lomas, general manager for Ian Williams, explained that the new contract will help the Council to save costs on sourcing services from different contractors by bringing planned maintenance together under one contract.
He said: “The Council was using a number of different contractors before so by bringing planned maintenance together in one contract this will help them save money.
“We are delighted to have won this contract and build on the partnership we already have with Wiltshire County Council. The feedback following the tender showed that we were the strongest on value for money and quality services. Our commitment to high quality services and customer satisfaction has helped us to continue to work with long-standing clients like Wiltshire Country Council.”
Ian Williams is committed to delivering wider community investment into the areas in which it works, and hopes that with the new contract will bring employment opportunities for local people.
“We are hoping there will be apprenticeship opportunities for people over the course of the contract. As a company we are committed to having apprentices as 10 per cent of our workforce,” said Mr Lomas.
The new contract will start on April 1.