24 February 2020 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the renewal of its national Lifts Framework.
The framework, due to launch in May, is worth up to £80 million over a four-year period, and is the newest part of Fusion21's building safety and compliance offer.
Designed to meet the needs of housing providers, local authorities, NHS trusts, emergency services, education providers and central government, the framework will deliver lift related work and services to estates across the public sector.
It is split into five lots to support a variety of design, installation, refurbishment and servicing/maintenance needs for passenger/goods lifts and domestic lifts (including stair lifts, step lifts, platform lifts and hoists).
The framework will offer options for fully comprehensive or basic maintenance, in addition to specific lots for lift consultancy services and carrying out thorough examinations required by LOLER (Lift Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998).
Structured to open doors and collaborate with SMEs, the framework enables suppliers to bid for works suited to their capability, experience and expertise.
Peter Francis, director of operations at Fusion21, said: "This enhanced and fully compliant framework has been developed in response to member and supply chain feedback and will provide both regional and national coverage whilst also facilitating local delivery.
"Fusion21 members will again be able to access full turnkey solutions for lift installation and refurbishment and fast-track installation for urgent lift replacements, in addition to greater efficiencies, flexible call-off processes, support from technical specialists and social value aligned to organisational priorities."