New procurement solution improves access to building materials, electricals, plumbing and heating supplies
Procurement organisation and social enterprise, Fusion21, has announced the launch of its national Material Supply & Associated Services Framework – worth up to £500m over a four-year period.
Designed to meet the needs of all public-sector members including health trusts, the framework will be closely aligned with market requirements and will comprise of 10 lots that will provide a flexible solution to enable social value delivery, effective cost management, and performance reporting, as well as compliant direct awards.
With a wide scope under one single Framework, the 10 lots cover: general building materials, electrical materials, plumbing and heating (including gas spares), managed services, local independent merchanting, roofing, kitchens, windows and doors, aids and adaptations, and bathrooms.
Providing geographical coverage split as the four countries of the UK, the framework will allow suppliers to bid for the lots suited to their national delivery models and areas of expertise.
Peter Francis, director of operations at Fusion21, said: “Set for launch in November this compliant procurement solution has been developed in response to market demand – reflecting feedback provided from both our members and the supply chain.
“With clear responsibilities outlined for cost management, KPI and MI processes; this framework will support members to access materials at competitive pricing that can be tailored to their requirements.
“Members accessing this framework will benefit from greater efficiencies, support from technical procurement experts and an experienced supply chain, in addition to flexible call-off processes and social value delivery aligned to organisational priorities.”
The submission deadline for inclusion on the framework is 11 September..