Fusion21 announces £80m Lifts Framework

Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the renewal of its national Lifts Framework.

Worth up to £80m over a four-year period, the framework is the newest part of Huyton-based Fusion21’s Building Safety and Compliance offer.

Designed to meet the needs of housing providers, local authorities, NHS trusts, bluelight organisations, education providers and central government, the framework will deliver lift-related work and services to estates across the public sector.

Split into five lots, it will support a variety of design, installation, refurbishment and the servicing/maintenance of 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: “Set for launch in May 2020, 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 turn-key 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.

“We welcome applications from interested organisations that meet the criteria set out in the tender documentation.

The submission deadline is Monday, March 30, at 12 noon.

Fusion21 helps public sector organisations to procure smarter across the built environment and deliver on their social impact and sustainability goals.

To date the organisation has saved more than £226m through the procurement process, created 6,500 jobs and generated more than £84m of social impact.