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Nuffield Lodge Fire Improvement Works


Client: Hill Homes

Supplier: AD Construction Ltd

“SEC have facilitated us to procure this contract in a quick and compliant  manner. The input provided by SEC has been professional and the outcome of the procurement enabled us to progress this work cost effectively. The input from SEC has saved Hill Homes many months in tendering this project and more importantly we received high quality guidance through the process that has enabled us to reach a good result from the tender”

Catherine Wood

Interim Head of Operations

Hill Homes

The Customer

Hill Homes are a small, London based housing organisation with 65 homes. Their sheltered schemes give older people the opportunity to live in a home for life. They approached SEC as they needed to procure a contractor to carry out fire –related improvement works to Nuffield Lodge – a building with 25 self-contained apartments in Highgate.

Faithorn Farrell Timms (FFT), the consultants working with Hill Homes to design the specification, proposed that SEC be used to tender the works.



SEC worked closely with FFT and Hill Homes to review and comment on the specification, quality questions and price/quality split. . We then prepared the tender documents for Hill Homes’ final approval.

An expression of interest was sent to contractors on SEC’s Fire Remedial Works framework on 6 September 2018. Tenders were sent out on the 12th with a return date of 12 October. Throughout the process SEC handled all the tender queries. We then facilitated the quality evaluations and tender interviews.


Once the tender process was finalised, SEC sent a tender report to Hill Homes on 15 November. Following their approval, Award Decision Notices were sent out on 28 November. After the standstill period ended, the contract was awarded to AD Construction Ltd.