4 July 2018 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Procurement organisation Fusion21 has announced the launch of its Reactive Repairs & Maintenance Framework and Empty Buildings Refurbishment & Security Framework.
These works have a combined worth of up to £300 million over a four-year period.
Operating nationally, these frameworks are specifically designed to support housing associations and local authorities with a wide range of reactive works and services and upon launch will become the biggest framework in the housing sector for reactive maintenance works.
The Reactive Repairs & Maintenance Framework is set to provide a comprehensive service for all general building trades and includes out-of-hours reactive emergency repairs, void property repairs and major improvements, and call handling services on a 24/7 or out-of-hours basis.
Separately, the Empty Property Refurbishment & Security Framework will provide repairs, improvements and security measures to empty properties covering all building trades. A single supply partner is being sought to provide a variety of empty building security services including alarm and monitoring service provision; cleaning of empty buildings, pest control and grounds maintenance.
Peter Francis, director of operations at Fusion21, said: "Recent figures have highlighted housing associations spend around £3.2 billion a year on repairs and maintenance - this is a huge area of spend which requires the availability of efficient and quality performing services based on business need.
"Having listened to the views and experiences of Fusion21 members, we have developed a framework which addresses a current gap in the market, enhances our planned maintenance offer, and will also provide housing providers with an opportunity to integrate both responsive and planned work programmes into one package when required.
"Set for launch in October 2018, Fusion21 members accessing these frameworks will benefit from greater cost efficiencies in addition to being able to call off separate lots for contract spend below and over £1million per year," said Francis.
Applications are welcome from interested organisations that meet the criteria set out in the tender documentation now available on the mytenders web portal.
Suppliers interested in the Reactive Repairs & Maintenance Framework should search under Notice ID JUN154790, while the Empty Building Framework is listed under Notice ID JUN154791.
The submission deadline for the both frameworks is Friday 3rd August at 12 noon.