£20million framework winners named for critical public sector safety and compliance work
Winning building maintenance and compliance consultancies and contractors have been named for its £20m framework designed to help the public sector meet its building life safety and maintenance responsibilities.
The 30 companies have been awarded places on not-for-profit public sector construction framework provider Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) Asset Safety and Compliance (ASC1) framework.
ASC1 has been designed to offer a full suite of asset safety and compliance support to help the public sector meet government guidelines and legal responsibilities relating to building life safety and maintenance.
Developed in direct response to discussions with housing associations, local authorities, schools and healthcare organisations, ASC1 offers a diverse range of expertise including property protection and associated services; asbestos management; water testing, treatment, and management; heating, and air conditioning-related services; and electrical testing and relevant support.
Dean Fazackerley, LHC head of technical procurement, said: “We spent a long time engaging with the public sector to ensure ASC1 worked with their need for long-term compliance-related expertise and support in fulfilling asset and maintenance requirements.
“Throughout our pre-tender engagement process, our clients acknowledged the positive contribution our existing frameworks in property protection (V7), asbestos services (AS2) and water management (WM1) have made in delivering effective life safety systems in the management and maintenance of their assets, resulting in benefits for tenants.
“ASC1 is our response and combines these frameworks to enhance the services offered while also delivering two additional workstreams to cover a wide remit from gas safety, to heating and ventilation systems, electrical inspection, testing and servicing, and more, for both commercial and residential settings.”
Available nationwide, the framework will be delivered by LHC’s regional business units delivering frameworks across Great Britain, including Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA), Welsh Procurement Alliance (WPA), South West Procurement Alliance (SWPA) across the South West of England, Consortium Procurement Construction (CPC) across the Midlands and North of England, and London and South East (LSE).
Dean Fazackerley added: “The range of high-quality manufacturers and contractors appointed to our ASC1 framework have been rigorously assessed to give public sector organisations confidence in the safety-critical and compliance expertise available.”
The ASC1 framework, which runs until 3rd September 2027, is worth up to £100 million in England, £20 million in Scotland and £15 million in Wales. There are five workstreams under ASC1, including:
- Workstream 1 Asbestos Consultancy, Surveys and Removal
- Workstream 2 Property Protection and Associated Services
- Workstream 3 Water Testing, Treatment and Management
- Workstream 4 Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Compliance, Servicing and Maintenance
- Workstream 5 Electrical Testing and Associated Services