27 February 2015
Accord appoints D Martin as repairs partner for its 10,000 homes
Fold and its Accord Partners Alpha, Habinteg and Triangle Housing Associations successfully complete the procurement of a new contractor to provide a response repairs service for over 10, 000 properties across the province.
D Martin will be responsible for providing Accord with a day-today, 24/7, 365-days-a-year response repairs maintenance service for all our tenants. Mark Martin, Managing Partner said, 'D Martin is a family business with 40 staff. We are based in Moneyreagh, near Comber, County Down and work all over Northern Ireland. We were established in 1972 and for the past 43 years we have specialised in public sector response maintenance contracts and have built our expertise in this area.'
He added, 'We are delighted to be working with Fold and the Accord partnership over the next 7 years. We hope to build on our relationship year -on-year to deliver a first class service to all our new customers.'
Fold and its Accord partners have completed over 25 collaboration procurement exercises over the last 5 years. These have covered building contractors, design services, landscape gardening, equipment services, stationery, recruitment services, quality and inspection services to name but a few. This has encouraged knowledge transfer between staff and partner organisations as well as increasing purchasing power. The Accord partnership has been well placed to capitalise on competitive market conditions in recent years and continues to seek value for money for all its tenants and residents.
Pictured above: Chief Executives and representatives from Alpha, Fold, Habinteg and Triangle Housing Associations with Mark Martin, Managing Partner, D Martin following successful procurement of D Martin, who will provide the new response repairs service for the Accord Partners