Mears Grp PLC - Appointment as Preferred Bidder
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Mears Group PLC
15 March 2016
 

For Immediate Release

15 March 2016

 

Mears Group PLC

("Mears")

 

Appointment as Preferred Bidder

                                                                     

Mears the provider of support services to the Social Housing and Care sectors in the UK, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed preferred bidder by Devon County Council ('Devon') for the provision of homecare services. The contract is for an initial five year period with an option to extend for a further two years and will be worth over £100m. The Council's decision to award new domiciliary care contracts is a provisional decision subject to normal call-in and procurement standstill procedures. Upon award, this contract would represent the largest care contract that Mears has ever been awarded.

 

The new approach to commissioning local services aims to ensure a more stable supply of care and support and raise morale across the sector by recognising and rewarding care providers and care workers in their vital role.

 
Mears will act as the lead provider partner in four geographic areas across the south of Devon and  will be responsible for organising and delivering personal care services in that area including co-ordinating and supporting other local providers.


Commenting, David Miles, Chief Executive, Mears, said:

 

"We are delighted to have been awarded this significant contract, which reflects our long-term strategy of focussing on opportunities that enable us to attract and retain the best staff and deliver a high quality service to the end users. We congratulate Devon for the stance they have taken."

 

 

For further information, contact:

 

Mears Group PLC            

David Miles, Chief Executive

Tel: +44(0)7778 220 185

Andrew Smith, Finance Director

Tel: +44(0)7712 866 461

Bob Holt, Chairman       

Tel: +44(0)7778 798 816

Alan Long, Executive Director   

Tel: +44(0)7979 966 453

www.mearsgroup.co.uk




Buchanan


Richard Darby/ Sophie McNulty/ Sophie Cowles

Tel: +44(0)20 7466 5000

www.buchanan.uk.com


 

 

Notes about Mears

Mears is a leading provider to Local Authorities, Registered Social Landlords and the NHS. We deliver repairs and maintenance services and personal care services directly into communities and people's own homes.

 

Increasingly our growth is coming from Housing management services, that help reduce homelessness and more complex and integrated care solutions to the NHS that enable people to stay in their own homes for longer.

 

Mears employs around 18,000 people and provides maintenance and repairs services to circa 15% of the UK social housing stock. Mears also provides care, on a daily basis, to over 30,000 service users.




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