MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF DAVID LEWIS, HEAD OF MAINTENANCE & COMPLIANCE, SOUTHWARK COUNCIL.
I just wanted to let you know that after a significant period of review, we have decided mutually to bring our contract with heating contractor T Brown to an end. T Brown currently provides the heating contract in Bermondsey, Borough and Bankside, Peckham and Nunhead and Peckham Rye and borough-wide services for water treatment and dry risers. The heating contract covers the annual gas servicing programme for council tenants who have an individual boiler as well as the responsive service for individual and district boilers.
Arrangements have been put in place for contractors OCO to take over the remainder of the T Brown contract. OCO are our heating contractors for the rest of the borough and have consistently proved themselves our best performing heating contractor. The change will be effective from 11 May 2015 until the existing contract ends in March 2016. Plans are already well advanced for the procurement of new heating contractors when the current contract comes to an end.
We have not taken this decision lightly, but are now agreed that this mutual termination of the contract is in the best interests of everyone involved, especially our tenants.