The reduction in funding opportunities for energy efficiency measures and the pressure on finances for many public sector organisations and housing associations has become even more acute.
Get best value procurement whilst ensuring quality is delivered by contractors for energy efficiency
It is essential that social housing landlords and those responsible for the refurbishment of other public sector buildings, can get best value procurement whilst ensuring quality is delivered by contractors for energy efficiency projects.
LHC, is working hard to facilitate this and has announced the commencement of the tender process through the issue of Contract Notices for its Energy Efficiency and Refurbishment framework agreement for England, Wales and Scotland.
This new framework, which is due to be fully launched early in 2016, will be provided across three distinct workstream bands to meet landlords varying requirements for energy efficiency and renewable energy measures.
This will provide opportunities that will appeal to both SMEs and larger companies including building insulation, micro-generation, traditional boilers and heating systems and refurbishment works, as well as consultancy and project management.
Contractors will be able tender for one of two workstream bands
Contractors will be able tender for one of two workstream bands for energy efficiency works to suit their business structure. The Energy Efficiency Measures workstream is for companies wishing to focus on individual measures they specialise in whilst the Energy Efficiency and Refurbishment workstream is designed for main contractors who can provide all measures.
The framework also contains a third workstream band for energy consultants and project management organisations who can provide clients with support including stock assessment and recommendations, funding and finance advice and project management.
LHC Director, John Skivington commented, “We are very excited with this new all encompassing energy efficiency framework that not only incorporates measures that have featured in previous LHC frameworks, but now includes a specific band for consultancy and project management.
“We also urge SMEs to submit tenders through the specialist contractors’ workstream band to meet LHC member and client requirements to use local contractors for appropriate projects.
"We have endeavoured to simplify the procurement process where possible whilst complying with regulations and maintaining our exemplary standards. Companies who are unsure about any aspects of the process should contact us for direction.”
Companies wishing to tender for the framework have until 7th December to complete the tender documentation and can do this via the LHCs e-tendering portal.