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14 June 2018 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
In the year since the Grenfell Tower fire (14th June 2017), there has been a surge in tenders for fire safety work, according to data.
Tussell, which is the data source on UK government contracts, found that 221 fire safety tenders have been published - a 56 per cent increase on the previous 12 months.
Local government has largely driven this increase, it says. In the past 12 months, 60 local government buyers have published a total of 98 fire safety tenders.
Such public sector buyers published twice as many fire safety tenders in the past 12 months as the previous 12 months (a 100 per cent increase).
There has been a 39 per cent increase in the number of fire safety tenders published by housing associations and 9 of the top 10 tenders are for framework agreements - essentially preferred suppliers lists where the stated contract value is a maximum that is not guaranteed.