Public sector procurement group Fusion21 has launched a national workplace & facilities framework worth up to £1.1 billion over four years and is inviting bids from interested suppliers.
The framework, set for launch in February 2021, is designed to meet the FM needs of a wide range of public sector organisations in the blue light, central government, education, health, housing and local authority sectors, is closely aligned with market requirements.
Opportunities are available for both large organisations and SMEs. Lots 1 and 2 are multi-sourcing options that allow the appointment of a service provider to deliver multiple services (bundled or total facilities management) incorporating elements of physical asset management, service management and process management. Lots 3 to 6 offer individual services and will allow interested suppliers to bid for lots specific to their capability. The full lot structure includes:
- Lot 1 – FM principal contractor
- Lot 2 – FM managing agent
- Lot 3 – Cleaning and washroom services
- Lot 4 – Security services
- Lot 5 – Waste management
- Lot 6 – Building engineering services (M&E)
Providing geographical coverage across the UK, suppliers can bid for the lots suited to their delivery models and areas of technical expertise. The framework includes flexible call-off processes with options for both direct awards and further competitions.
Peter Francis, director of operations at Fusion21, said: “This framework has been developed in response to market demand – reflecting feedback provided from both our members and the supply chain. It marks the next stage in developing Fusion21’s FM offer which has grown from strength to strength over recent years.
“Fusion21 is an established framework provider that is well respected throughout the public sector. Our procurement teams are experienced technical experts in their fields that understand the needs of suppliers when tendering and a contributor to our success is how we work for the mutual benefit of our suppliers and members.”
Applications from interested organisations should meet the criteria set out in the tender documentation – now available on the Delta e-Sourcing Portal here.
The submission deadline is Wednesday 9th December 2020 at 12 noon.
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