Contractors alerted to £2bn of retrofit works

Contractors have been put on alert for £2bn of energy-efficiency and decarbonisation retrofit works for housing.

Advantage South West has put out an alert for a dynamic purchasing system (DPS), for potential suppliers to undertake a wide range of public-sector retrofit works over the next decade.

These include the supply and installation of energy-efficiency measures such as external and internal wall insulation, and cavity-wall insulation, as well as loft and floor insulation.

The contract notice also mentions the installation of solar panels, ground-source heat pumps, mechanical heat and ventilation recovery, waste-water recovery, electric-vehicle charging and inverters for battery storage.

Advantage South West states that its spend under the system could be up to £2bn, but “this spend level is a very high headroom and is in no way guaranteed”.

The body is co-owned by a collection of south-west housing associations and local authorities, including Plymouth Community Homes, Teign Housing, Mid Devon District Council and East Devon District Council.

The provision of retrofit works includes but is not limited to retrofit assessors, air-tightness testing, structural surveys, ancillary building and external works, and smart hub technologies for energy demand.

Interested parties have until 10am on 26 September to register their interest.

More information on the DPS can be found here.

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