Sidey, Scotland’s strongest fenestration company, has proved its credentials for social housing partners, with its place on the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) for all categories of windows and doors. Sidey MD Steve Hardy talks about this.
“SPA provides public sector clients the assurances they need when choosing a partner for windows and doors,” he said.
“We understand how vital it is for Housing Associations and Local Authorities to show transparency of their decision-making processes, and the SPA framework makes it quicker and easier for them to find partners for timber and PVC-U windows and entrance doors.
“SPA offers pre-checks for quality and price, and a score for the most economically advantageous tender (MEAT) is given. Sidey scored as the top company for MEAT in all five geographical areas covering Scotland from the Highlands and Islands to Southern Scotland.
“It’s only a select few companies that make it onto the list, so to be top overall shows excellent performance for our products, service and installation.
“The Code for Sustainable Homes, Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing EESSH, Retrofit for the Future, Fabric First and Passivhaus are easily met using our products.
“Sidey has worked with Housing Associations and Local Authorities for many years, and we offer a comprehensive service to customers including a dedicated account manager.
“It’s what works best when delivering projects for Housing Associations and Local Authorities. Customers have a named person who knows their job inside out, it’s especially useful in refurbishment contracts, when often we liaise with tenants. Having one main contact at Sidey means customers can get information fast.
“As well as all its manufacturing accreditations, Sidey is the only company to offer BS 8213-4:2016 that covers the survey and installation of windows and external doorsets.
“Housing Associations and Local Authorities are under pressure to include environmental benefits too, and it’s here that Sidey can offer an extra level of support.
“Our consideration to the environment covers everything from the way we deal with waste onsite, to the recycling of silicone tubes. It’s this attention to detail from Sidey that gives social housing partners the extra reassurance they want when choosing windows and doors.”
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