MTC Contract for DWP Estate

G&S Gilbert and Son Ltd have been working on the DWP estate initially for FBA and BA estates on strategic capital expenditure works. On the eve of the new contract with the DWP estates Trillium was created and successful in the acquisition, since then Land Securities and Telereal have held the contract of which we have been measured term since 2004.

We have concentrated on completing works through out GOR regions 7, 9 and 10, with the bulk of our works being based in the ministerial catchment area of London. The majority of our larger projects have been CAPEX and either allocated via negotiated tender or won via a successful Tender bid, these works value from £10k - £1.5m. To name but a few of them would be:

• Ministerial Disaster Recovery centre for Secretary of state office, Undisclosed.
• Pensions Ominibusmen and TPAS (The Pensions advisory services), Belgrave Road
• Child Support Agency Head office, Stockley House
• DWP Medical Examination Centre, Highgate, Chelmsford and Colchester
• Woodside School, Tottenham, Schools for the future Gymnasium Fire Damage
• JFS School, Car park Extension and Reconfiguration
• NINO Offices (national insurance numbers) Hatfield, Tooting
• Ministerial Buildings, Caxton House and Adelphi Building

Also completed are the life cycle cost expenditure works on the estate, generally upgrading and refurbishment kitchen tea points, WC’s and cubicle systems, redecoration, carpeting, partitioning, suspended ceilings, lighting, electrical and mechanical.

We are well established in the procedure for initial Premeasure requests, evaluation and issuing to our external cost QS for preparation of the cost file based on the agreed PSA schedule of rates in the DWP contract, this is then issued to the client for there consideration and submitted for VFM. Once an agreement has been reached the order is placed and G&S will attend a prestart meeting on site with the client and other representatives, here we will present the client with the projects H&S (if the project exceeds 6 weeks then a CDM H&S plan will also be devised) including method statements and risk assessments, we will also present our project programme to the client detailing exact key dates of the project.

While on site we will be in close contact with the client and project managers on the project and will at all times service the contract to the upmost professionalism working within these challenging buildings.