Information on how to tender for work and invitations to tender
Depending on the nature and value of projects, our tender opportunities are either advertised via Public Contracts Scotland (PCS), an online portal hosted by the Scottish Government, or are quick quoted in-house. Tenders must be sought from suppliers who have the experience and expertise to meet our requirements. This can be done either in-house by the authorised staff members or in conjunction with a consultant Quantity Surveyor using the Public Contracts Scotland Portal. Unless there is good reason for doing so, the Association will endeavour not to restrict our selection to existing suppliers in order to facilitate competition, encourage innovation and ensure best value. A record will be maintained of all tenders received on our Contract Register.
Further information can be found within the Association's Procurement Policy which is available here.
Link to Contract Award Notices and Framework Agreements and information about contracts awarded)
Information relating to contract award notices and information relating to contracts awarded by the Association can be viewed on the Public Contracts Scotland Website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA24063
Information relating the the Association's Framework Agreement for Employability Contractors can be viewed on the Public Contracts Scotland Website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=AUG328479
The Association's Contracts Register which details the suppliers, scope, duration and value of contracts awarded can be viewed here.
New and Proposed Developments
Site of Former Blawarthill Hospital (Holehouse Drive)
Formerly the Renfrew and Clydebank Joint Infectious Diseases Hospital, Blawarthill Hospital was designed by Robert Bryden in 1897. An OS map of the Blawarthill hospital site can be viewed here. The hospital evolved from being a treatment centre for scarlet fever and typhoid to becoming a geriatric unit in the 1960s. The hospital closed around 2012 and was demolished by the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in 2016.
Yoker Housing Association was offered the Category “C” listed former administration block and a section of the cleared site for a small housing development and the purchase was completed in March 2018.
The conversion of the listed building to four flats commenced on site in January 2019. Works to this building are due to complete in the spring of 2020. Drawings relating to the conversion can be viewed here.
In addition to the conversion, the Association has received Planning Approval to build 15 new houses – 9 bungalows and 6 cottage flats 9 (click here to view drawings). With the funding support and encouragement of Glasgow City Council, these houses will be built to “Passivhaus” standard. This is essentially the gold standard of energy efficient design. By using high performance insulation and making a building completely draught free, heat loss is effectively eliminated to create a building with a very low environmental impact. The majority of heating comes from “passive” sources – sunlight, heat emitted from electrical appliances, even body heat. Good quality design, superior windows and doors and high levels of insulation and heat recovery are all key elements to Passive House. Mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system supply a continuous stream of pre warmed fresh air, helping to keep the homes healthy and free of humidity and associated mould problems.
The houses will be constructed using modular panels which can be built by unskilled local labour at a local site using the Beattie Passive model. More information about the Beattie Passive model can be found at http://www.beattiepassive.com. Key to the success of this employability contract is the choice of employability contractor – Community Workforce Partnership. This company has delivered three phases of back court works with funding assistance from the Scottish Government People and Communities Fund grant (£150k over 3 phases of back court works to help towards training costs, PPE gear, supervision and trainee wages). The Scottish Government has committed a further £136k in grant towards construction based employability at the Blawarthill Hospital site.
The Association is currently going through Building Warrant approval process for the new build houses. The works are likely to commence in the first half of 2020.
Site of Former Yoker Primary School (Craggan Drive)
In 2018, Glasgow City Council offered the Association the opportunity to develop the site of the former Yoker Primary School for housing when it was declared surplus. Site investigations and a feasibility study are now in progress with a view to a tender submission being lodged with Glasgow City Council in the Spring of 2020
Discussions are taking place with the Planning Department for the development of 33 new build housing units on the site – a mix of cottage flats, bungalows and terraced housing.
Sandholm Terrace (former Common Room and Boiler House)
The Association has plans to demolish the former common room and boiler house at Sandholm Terrace and to erect three terraced houses on the site. These proposals are at an early stage and initial discussions with the Planners are ongoing. Drawings of the Sandholm Terrace development are available to view here.
A map detailing the locations of the Blawarthill Hospital, Yoker Primary School and Sandholm Terrace developments is available here.