Fusion21 Announces £880m Building Safety & Compliance framework

Huyton-based procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the launch of its national Building Safety & Compliance Framework – worth up to £880m over a four-year period – and is inviting bids from interested suppliers.

The updated framework has been designed and positioned to meet emerging requirements particularly in relation to fire safety and the building a safer future agenda.

Once awarded it will be open for a wide range of public sector organisations to use, including blue light, central government, education, health, housing and local authorities.

Opportunities are available for both large organisations and SME’s.

The framework has introduced three completely new lots including Lot 5, fire safety surveying, engineering & consultancy (multi-disciplinary), Lot 7, fire safety inspections, and Lot 14, local exhaust ventilation, and will allow interested suppliers to bid for lots specific to their capability.

There are 14 lots in the latest structure.

Providing geographical coverage across the UK, suppliers can bid for the lots suited to their delivery model and areas of technical expertise. The framework includes flexible call-off processes with options for both direct awards and further competitions.

Peter Francis, director of operations at Fusion21, said: “Set for launch in April 2021, this framework has been developed in response to market demand – reflecting feedback provided from both our members and the supply chain.

“It builds on an existing framework and marks the next stage in developing Fusion21’s building safety and compliance offer which has grown from strength to strength over recent years.”

He added: “Fusion21 is an established framework provider that is well respected throughout the public sector.

“Our procurement teams are experienced technical experts in their fields who understand the needs of suppliers when tendering. One contributor to our success is how we work for the mutual benefit of both our suppliers and members.

“We welcome applications from interested organisations that meet the criteria.”

The submission deadline is Thursday, January 28, 2021.

Fusion21 specialises in providing compliant procurement solutions for the built environment to the public sector and is committed to making a difference in communities across the UK.

To date the organisation has saved its members more than £268m through the procurement process, created 6,500 jobs and generated more than £80m of social impact.

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