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On 23rd December 2019, Plus Dane Housing announced its decision to appoint SBS to deliver Lot 2 of its Framework Agreement for Sheltered Scheme Refurbishment Works.

Due to start before March 2020, the programme will last between 12 and 18 months, and will entail the refurbishment of sheltered accommodation properties. Plus Dane Housing manages 11 such properties in all, but these will be split into three lots, two of which will be in Merseyside and one in Cheshire.

SBS has previously delivered refurbishment works for Plus Dane Housing, including energy efficiency improvements to occupied housing in Ellesmere Port. It has also completed a number of sheltered housing projects in the North West. On the strength of this experience, the client issued SBS with a direct invitation to tender, and its bid was ultimately successful.

The tender documents considered a range of factors including, amongst others, relevant experience, programme methodology, mobilisation, risk mitigation, quality control and social value.

Following its announcement, Plus Dane Housing staff plan to meet with SBS managers in early January.

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