Time is running out for contractors and suppliers interested in tendering for LHC's new Pitched Roofing framework due to be launched this spring.
Benefits of using LHC framework for pitched roofing
Just over three weeks remain for interested companies to complete and return their invitation to tender documentation for this framework.
The £100m valued framework (over four years) includes the removal of existing roof coverings, the supply and installation of pitched roofing and associated roofing works.
The framework is to help landlords and owners of public sector buildings, including social housing, schools, and council offices, procure quickly, compliantly and efficiently across England, Wales and Scotland.
The framework has been constructed using two value bands across 20 regional lots, providing an opportunity for smaller, local companies to be appointed. With companies only able to tender for one band, the option designed for works between £5000 and £250,000 will appeal to SME’s, whilst larger companies will be attracted to the band that allows for larger works values.
Each regional lot will consist of up to five companies per band, with appointed companies only permitted to service one value band.
LHC Director, John Skivington commented, “Our members are increasingly looking for a localised solution to service their requirements. This framework has been designed to encourage SME’s by splitting the tender into smaller regional lots and value bands, as well as introducing evaluation criteria aimed at assessing local economic and social sustainability.
To date, we have received submissions from over 130 companies, but we are aware that there are many companies who we understand are interested but yet to complete the documentation. We would urge companies not to leave it too late."
Timetable of activities for LHC pitched roofing tender submissions
- Issue of invitation to tender (ITT): 8th February 2016
- Tender return date: 24th March 2016 (by 13.00hrs)
- Evaluation of tender returns: 14th April 2016
- Notification to tenderers: 15th April 2016
- 10-day standstill concludes: 26th April 2016
- Arrangement awards: 27th April 2016
- Commence arrangement: 1st May 2016
All dates after the tender deadline are provisional and subject to change.
Interested companies should register via LHC's e-tendering portal to ensure they receive due notification.
Regional Lots Map
View the 20 regional lots for the upcoming Pitched Roofing frameworkDownload pdf
What We Say
"This framework has been designed to encourage SME’s by splitting the tender into smaller regional lots and value bands".
John Skivington - LHC Director