175 firms to support NHS trusts ensure compliance with Building Safety Regulations
Procurement organisation, Fusion21, has announced the suppliers successfully appointed to its national Building Safety & Compliance Framework – worth up to £880m over a four-year period.
A total of 175 pre-qualified, accredited suppliers, both SMEs and multi-national organisations, have been assessed for their skills, knowledge, experience and behaviours (SKEB) and have secured a place on the framework, which has been designed and positioned to meet emerging requirements, particularly in relation to fire safety and the building safety agenda.
The framework is open for public-sector organisations, including NHS trusts, to use and its scope covers surveys, planned and responsive maintenance, installation and upgrades, and complements Fusion21’s existing Heating and Renewables and Lifts frameworks to cover the big six compliance areas.
There are three completely-new lots: Lot 5 – Fire Safety Surveying, Engineering & Consultancy (Multi- Disciplinary), which specifically focuses on complex buildings; Lot 7 Fire Safety Inspections; and Lot 14 – Local Exhaust Ventilation.
The full, new 14-lot structure also includes:
Framework benefits include:
Peter Francis, director of operations at Fusion21, said: “This framework has been developed to help our members meet the emerging fire safety requirements of the Building Safety Agenda, offering fire safety, surveying, engineering, consultancy and inspections.
“As with all of Fusion21’s frameworks, the Building Safety & Compliance Framework enables our members to deliver social value to their communities; and has been set up in a way that gives organisations the flexibility to align their use of the framework to their organisational priorities.”