Fusion21 Appoints Suppliers to its National Building Safety & Compliance Framework
Contracts of this kind are becoming ever more common for Electrical Test Midlands. We deliver a number of benefits for clients such as a single point of contact for all services, a more focused approach to the servicing of assets, associated cost savings – and by offering a bundled service, Electrical Test Midlands can ensure compliance in all areas in which it works.
Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the suppliers successfully appointed to its national Building Safety & Compliance Framework – worth up to £880m over a four-year period.
175 prequalified, accredited suppliers, both SMEs and multinational organisations, have been assessed for their skills, knowledge, experience and behaviours (SKEB) and have secured a place on the framework, which has been designed and positioned to meet emerging requirements particularly in relation to fire safety and the building safety agenda.
The framework is open for public sector organisations to use including those in housing, local authorities, blue light, central government, education and health.
The scope of the framework covers surveys, planned and responsive maintenance, installation and upgrades, and complements Fusion21’s existing Heating and Renewables and Lifts frameworks to cover the big six compliance areas.
We have introduced three completely new lots, including; Lot 5 – Fire Safety Surveying, Engineering & Consultancy (Multi- Disciplinary), which specifically focuses on complex buildings; Lot 7 Fire Safety Inspections; and Lot 14 – Local Exhaust Ventilation. The full, new 14 lot structure includes:
Lot 1 – Asbestos Surveying & Consultancy
Lot 2 – Asbestos Abatement & Removal
Lot 3 – Legionella & Water Hygiene Consultancy
Lot 4 – Legionella Monitoring & Control
Lot 5 - Fire Safety Surveying, Engineering & Consultancy (Multi- Disciplinary)
Lot 6 – Fire Risk Assessments
Lot 7 – Fire Safety Inspections
Lot 8 - Passive Fire Protection - Fire Doors
Lot 9 - Passive Fire Protection - Fire Stopping
Lot 10 – Active Fire Safety
Lot 11 – Electrical Testing & Electrical Works
Lot 12 – Electronic Security
Lot 13 – Warden Call & Tele-health
Lot 14 – Local Exhaust Ventilation
Framework benefits include:
- Flexible pricing options available allowing call off of a comprehensive range of works and services to enable smooth running of any facility small or large
- Flexible approaches to call off without reopening competition – Direct Award (with or without Negotiation), Single Stage and Two Stage Mini Competitions
- Procured in line with Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and Public Contracts Regulations (Scotland) 2015
- Coverage of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Peter Francis, Director of Operations at Fusion21 said: “This framework has been developed to help our members meet the emerging fire safety requirements of the Building Safety Agenda, offering fire safety, surveying, engineering, consultancy and inspections.
“As with all of Fusion21’s frameworks, the Building Safety & Compliance Framework enables our members to deliver social value to their communities, and has been set up in a way that gives organisations the flexibility to align their use of the framework to their organisational priorities.”