Routine Maintenance Contracts - South East
We are currently undertaking the retendering of the Routine Maintenance Contracts for the South East region and we are inviting expressions of interest from suitably qualified conservation contractors.
Maintenance is central to our approach to Conservation.
With proper repair and maintenance the life of most kinds of buildings can be extended almost indefinitely. This certainly applies to the Trust’s churches. At its simplest, preservation is care through prudent maintenance – the slow and continuous replacement of that which has decayed and the protection of that which would otherwise decay. The Trust thus places great emphasis on effective maintenance to prevent the causes of decay and thereby reduce costs (CCT Conservation Policy).
The care and maintenance of historic buildings requires experience, skills and expertise, intelligence, and a genuine passion for conservation. Through the delivery of the national maintenance programme across the estate, the Trust supports the continuation and growth of many traditional crafts and it aims to ensure the survival of those skills which are at risk of being lost, which are all vital for the preservation of our precious built heritage.
The CCT has more than 50 years’ experience of caring for historic churches. Over the years we have developed a maintenance model that is efficient, transparent and offers a good quality/cost balance, and which is designed for managing a large, varied and dispersed estate. All our contractors are experienced local craftspeople who have the necessary expertise and knowledge to understand historic buildings and have the skills to undertake repairs when necessary.
In common with other government-sponsored organisations, we have a duty to ensure transparency and economy of service procurement whilst maintaining the best possible level of care for all churches in our guardianship. We are currently undertaking the retendering of the Routine Maintenance Contracts for the South East region, to find out more and to submit an expression of interest please download the document below.
Download Documents20230123R Expression of Interest Final.docx