South Ayrshire glazing business celebrates public sector contract success

 19 September 2018  |  


An independent retailer from Ayr has landed a significant contract with South Ayrshire Council, wining out over national competition. Radbury Double Glazing will help to deliver improvements to hundreds of residential Council properties until at least 2020.

Established in 2010, Radbury Double Glazing will supply PVC windows, doors & other services after winning a national competitive tender against three other companies. The company have been awarded the £840,000, two year contract, with the option to extending for an additional two years.

The news comes at a time when a concerted effort is being made to make it easier for smaller companies to secure public sector contracts. South Ayrshire Council works with local businesses to help them understand the procurement process and highlights additional help available from the independent Supplier Development Programme (SDP), which provides training and support to SMEs to compete for public sector contracts. 

Councillor Brian McGinley, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure said, "We're committed to making the most of the South Ayrshire economy and we actively support our businesses to secure economic opportunities.

"This latest contract will see Radbury Double Glazing leave a lasting legacy, with the work part of a significant period of refurbishment that will benefit families, with better glazing and doors helping to reduce day-to-day running costs through improved insulation.

"The move is part of our wider Invest South Ayrshire strategy which aims to create new jobs and bolster our local economy."

Managing Director of Radbury Double Glazing, Lesley Leggat, said, "We're proud to have been awarded this significant contract, which allows us to plan for the future and grow as a company.

"While making the case to bid for public sector work can seem daunting, once you understand the process and can demonstrate a solid business case then anything is possible.

"We're looking forward to developing our partnership with South Ayrshire Council as we start work on this exciting new contract which could lead to new jobs in the company, while acting as a spring board to long term success."

For more information on South Ayrshire Council's contract opportunities contact: procurement@south-ayrhsire.gov.uk