Westmeath County Council wishes to appoint an General Contractor for 2 year
term to conduct refurbishment, routine and emergency response repairs of its
housing stock. Westmeath County Council has 1800 housing units throughout
the county, see attached map showing the locations of houses.
The council has a mixture of single storey, two storey and three storey houses
and apartments with 1, 2, 3 & 4 bed accommodation. There are 2 Traveller
Accommodation Halting Sites in Athlone and Mullingar. The houses are
predominantly semi-detached or terraced and mainly located in the towns of
Athlone and Mullingar. It does have a number of rural bungalows/cottages. Many
of the houses particularly the older stock have had extensions added. These
extensions are mainly single storey flat roof structures.
The houses date from 1930s to the present day. The breakdown is as follows:
• Pre 1950 = 249 units
• 1950 – 1990 = 336 units
• Post 1990 = 1215 units
The contractor shall be asked to submit rates to include all preliminaries,
overhead costs, etc for 3 lots in Westmeath County.
Lot 1 Mullingar Town and Area North
Lot 2 Mullingar Town and Area South
Lot 3 Athlone Town and Area West
The tenderer can submit his rates for one or a multiple of lots.
SCOPE OF WORKS
Westmeath County Council will be refurbishing a number of properties over the
next 2 years in addition to the routine maintenance of its housing stock. It will
also have from time to time, houses that require demolition.
Many of the houses requiring work will be occupied by tenants. The tenderer
must allow for liaising with the tenant to execute the works. From time to time the
successful contractor will be required to liaise with neighbouring property owners
where there are common boundaries or where access through a neighbouring
property is required.
The tenderer should also be aware that no works will be allowed in dwellings
where only minors are present. The tenderer will be oblig