Double win for Sovini Group nets £326.6m reward

The Sovini Group agrees the three year deal with Liberty Group

A consortium led by Sovini Property Services has secured a housing management contract worth £317.6m.

The consortium, which includes Carroll Group, will deliver integrated asset management for two Merseyside-based housing associations, One Vision Housing and Pine Court Housing Association over a 10-year period.

Aintree-based property management and development group Sovini also announced its trade supplies operation has signed a £9m partnership with Liberty Group after securing a three-year supplier deal.

Sovini Property Services will continue to provide repairs and maintenance services to the housing providers, which they have undertaken since their inception in 2010.

Carroll Group, which incorporates Carroll Build, Carroll Waste and Amianto Services, will deliver various elements of the contract, including new build, refurbishment and waste management.

Sovini Property Services won the contract through OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union), a European procurement database designed to ensure fairness and transparency in tender processes.

Steven Parker, director of Sovini Property Services, said: “Working with our suppliers Sovini Trade Supplies, we have developed collaborative IT systems to help improve efficiency and transparency for our clients and we have been able to protect our clients from fluctuations in material costs.

“We have increased our efficiency and reduced our carbon footprint thanks to innovative van stocking systems.

“The excellent standard of service we deliver is consistently borne out by top performance customer satisfaction figures.

“We look forward to continuing to deliver an excellent service to both housing associations and their customers.”

Arturo Gulla, group director of asset management at One Vision Housing and Pine Court Housing Association, said: “Sovini Property Services has been delivering an excellent service for us for a number of years.

“They are always looking to improve services for our customers and consistently achieve high satisfaction as a result.

“The consortium’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, offering local employment opportunities and apprenticeships, will result in long-term benefits to the communities we serve.”

Terry Carroll, managing director of Carroll Group, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to lead on One Vision Housing’s extensive development programme over the coming years, creating much needed high quality affordable homes across the region.”

Sovini Trade Supplies said its £9m deal with Liberty Group comes into effect this month and will see the firm become responsible for supplying and delivering materials for the group who provide services for leading housing associations nationwide.

The new partnership is set to create employment opportunities within warehousing and logistics.

Sovini Trade Supplies managing director Anita Harrison-Carroll said: “The services we are set to provide are bespoke and tailored to the group’s business requirements.

“Our technology and wealth of experience enable us to provide cost efficiencies, as well as reliable supply chain solutions.”

Garry Vaughn, director of procurement, Liberty Group, said; “As the ‘go to’ people for property services, Liberty is committed to delivering high quality services that offer the best possible value for money for our customers.

“The innovative technology provided by Sovini Trade Supplies will play an important part in supporting this, enabling us to continue to provide an efficient and cost effective service.”

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