Trades we use

Residential Maintenance (RMS) panel

DHA manages a panel of approximately 800 contractors via the Residential Maintenance (RMS) panel which provides routine maintenance and emergency repair services to the DHA housing portfolio across almost 40 trades.

DHA has divided the panel into three separate groups based on trade:

  • Trade Group 1 (TG1)
  • Trade Group 2 (TG2)
  • Trade Group 3 (TG3)

Trade Group 1 (RFT 204)

TG1 was established under Request for Tender (RFT) 204 and covers the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2016 with two, one year extension options. This contract covers the following trades:

  • asbestos
  • blind cleaning
  • floor coverings
  • floor-covering cleaning
  • grounds maintenance
  • gutter cleaning
  • landscaping
  • painting
  • property cleaning
  • smoke-alarm maintenance
  • sprinkler maintenance
  • tree surgery
  • waterproofing
  • window furnishings

Trade Group 2 (RFT 215)

TG2 was established under RFT 215 and covers the period 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2017 with two, one year extension options. This contract covers the following trades:

  • air conditioning specialist
  • alarm – security
  • appliance – electric
  • appliance – gas
  • electrical
  • gas heating
  • hot water system
  • plumbing – gas
  • plumbing – roof
  • plumbing – sanitary and drainage
  • pool maintenance
  • TV antennas and cabling

Notes

  • Solar generator specialist were combined into the electrical trade
  • Water-tank and pump trades were combined into the plumbing – sanitary and drainage trade

RFT 178 (to be replaced by Trade Group 3)

RFT 178 was established 1 July 2011 to provide the full suite of residential maintenance trades.  With the successful formation of TG1 and TG2, only the following trades now remain in effect until 30 June 2016 for this contract:

  • cabinet maker
  • carpentry
  • builder carpenter
  • concreting
  • fencing
  • floor sanding
  • garage doors
  • glazing
  • locksmith
  • pest control
  • plasterer
  • screens
  • tiling ceramic
  • roof tiling

On 27 January 2016, RFT 127148 was released seeking to establish TG3 on the Panel. TG3 contracts are planned to cover the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019 with two, one year extension options. This contract will cover the following trades:

  • Carpentry
  • Building
  • Fencing
  • Garage Doors
  • Glazing
  • Locksmith
  • Pest Control
  • Screens
  • Ceramic Tiling
  • Roof Tiling

Notes

  • Cabinet maker will be combined into the Carpentry trade.
  • Concreting, floor sanding and plasterer will be combined into the Building trade.