• louise parrish 09/01/2019 09:32AM

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    Does anyone have experience with disabled facilities grants and contractors lists/ using frameworks for contractors?

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  • Michael Angel

    09/01/2019 01:55PM

    Hi Louise. Are you talking about adaptation work for residential properties or commercial properties? If it is residential properties and it's been a while since I dabbled in it during my local government days, I can't recall the exact section of government legislation in relation to the grant, but I do recall that the resident/s had an input to the contractor they spend the money with. The approach at the time we were going to take was establishing a mini-framework agreement for small contractors to do the works for this. I would probably advise speaking with any Local Authority or even NHS body eg NHS LPP about their DPS's to see if any other District or Borough Councils have approached them to use their DPS to set up contracts. It's easier for Contractors to register and also allows you to develop your market based on region, spend and requirement. Sorry I can't help further, but it was a while back and I never got the chance to see that work through.

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