At least two contractors are needed to cover some 330 sites owned by the group, which holds around 26,000 homes. Waterloo is also looking at mergers with other housing groups, so this number may increase.
The contract is divided into five lots and lasts for two years with a possible one-year extension. Service providers including social enterprises are invited to apply. They will need to have demonstrated a commitment to addressing welfare to work, focusing on the young and long-term unemployed on estates.
The contract will includ litter picking, grass cutting, landscaping, shrub/rose bed maintenance, hedge maintenance, weed/moss control, culvert clearing and other environmental works. Grounds maintenance works to tenants' gardens and to empty properties is also an option. The provision of an 'on-demand' out of hours service will also be required.
The contract is worth £1.1m - £1.3m. Documents must be accessed by 27 April, with tenders due 4 May. Further information is available here.