Launch of £250m energy-efficiency framework aimed at small firms

Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the launch of its national energy efficiency framework, worth up to £250m over a four-year period.

Specifically designed to meet the needs of the public sector – including housing associations, NHS trusts, bluelight organisations, education providers, local authorities and central government – the framework offers external and internal wall insulation, the design, maintenance and installation of domestic and non-domestic solar photovoltaic systems, battery storage and solar carparks, plus cladding replacement, electric vehicle charging points and LED lighting.

Split into seven lots, the framework provides regional coverage and will facilitate local delivery.

It has been structured to enable suppliers, including SMEs and specialist contractors, to bid for works suited to their capability, experience and expertise.

Peter Francis, director of operation at Mersyeisde-based Fusion21, said: “In response to market and member feedback, we’ve developed this flexible procurement solution to help Fusion21 members achieve energy-efficiency outcomes – including reduced carbon emissions and increased cost savings.

“These benefits contribute to supporting the Government’s decarbonisation agenda and will also positively impact upon the carbon footprint of organisations, the wider environment and residents living in domestic properties.

“Offering flexible call-off options, organisations calling off this compliant framework will gain access to support from technical procurement experts, social value delivery tailored to organisational priorities and a rigorously-accessed and experienced supply chain.”

He added: “We welcome applications from interested organisations that meet the criteria set out in the tender documentation now available on the mytenders web portal – www.mytenders.co.uk – under Notice ID OCT158433.”

The submission deadline is Wednesday, November 27.

This framework opportunity follows the launch last week of Fusion21’s national heating and renewables framework, which is worth up to £500m over a four-year period.

Fusion21 provides fully-compliant procurement services to the public sector and is committed to making a difference in communities across the UK.

To date the firm says it has saved more than £225m through the procurement process, created 6,500 jobs and generated more than £80m of social impact.

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