LHC has launched a new installation framework for public sector refurbishment projects where 60% of the 52 suppliers appointed to carry out works are SME’s.
The Kitchen and Bathroom Replacements framework
The Kitchen and Bathroom Replacements framework provides regionally based procurement solutions for social and other public building landlords looking to refurbish property.
The inclusion of three project value bands has allowed LHC to provide channels for companies of all sizes to be involved in this framework. Companies in the small projects band can take on works values between £3k and £250k, the medium band £250k to £750k and the large projects band from £500k plus.
The framework, which can be used in conjunction with LHC’s Supply of Kitchen Units & Worktops framework, includes installation of kitchen and bathroom furniture, supply of white goods, plumbing and electrical services and structural alterations and decorations.
LHC Director, John Skivington, commented, “ For kitchen and bathroom refurbishment projects, many of our members and clients seek smaller local contractors for lower values projects, often where values are too low for larger contractors to consider. The framework value banding, where companies can only tender to be included in one band, allows both large and small companies to be included.
“This has provided an opportunity for SMEs to join larger companies on the framework and we have put in much hard work to encouraging SME’s to participate in this framework. However, companies appointed to this OJEU compliant framework still need to meet our exacting standards for quality.”
The framework is available to public sector organisations in England, Wales and Scotland.