£6.5m kitchen framework announces appointed suppliers
Six kitchen manufacturers and suppliers have won places on a £6.5m framework to deliver to social housing providers and the public sector across Scotland.
The four-year Supply of Kitchen Units and Worktops (K7) Framework from public sector construction framework provider Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) is live from Thursday 1 Sept and available across Scotland, Wales and England, with a value of up to £20m nationally.
It builds on the previous K6 framework by offering a broader range of inclusive kitchens, as well as wider worktop and cabinet colour choices and increased product specifications.
Free to use, the K7 framework is available to social housing providers and local authorities, as well as public sector organisations responsible for running care homes, sheltered housing, halls and day care centres, or publicly owned buildings where residential-style modern kitchen supply and fitting is needed, such as libraries, museums, conference centres, sports halls and potentially some other educational and healthcare buildings. It can be used to procure impaired mobility kitchen options, cabinets, worktops, moisture-resistant worktops and associated products such as sinks, taps and energy-rated appliances.
The kitchen experts and brands appointed to the framework across Scotland are:
- Benchmarx Kitchens & Joinery Ltd t/a Travis Perkins Trading Company Limited
- Joinery & Timber Creations (65) Ltd
- Magnet Kitchens
- Moores Furniture Group Limited
- Richmond Furniture Ltd
- City Building (Contracts) LLP
LHC head of technical procurement Dean Fazackerley said:
“K7 brings to the table seven pre-approved suppliers who can guarantee a high standard of product and workmanship, as well as longevity. This is hugely important for social housing providers and local authorities who need to ensure the kitchens installed promote a decent standard of living for the residents and communities they serve."
“The ability to guarantee good quality homes in a good state of repair, regardless of location, has been a continued feature of government reform in recent years. This framework has been developed jointly with social landlords and the public sector to support this aim. It offers the kitchen ingredients they need, whether that means providing for customers with accessibility requirements, catering for organisations requiring large re-fits or smaller refurbishments and attention to quality, look and feel. Many of our clients also have sustainability and social value considerations high on their agenda, which have also been a key factor in the selection process for K7.”
K7 can be used through mini competition or direct award until 31 August 2026.
In Scotland, an additional Lot 2 was introduced for the framework based on client feedback and early market engagement which identified supported businesses who may be interested in applying. SPA is keen to support social enterprises and so based on this feedback Lot 2 was advertised as a reserved lot only within Scotland, open for kitchen manufacturers which are supported businesses.
For more information on K7, visit: https://www.find-tender.service.gov.uk/Notice/024502-2022?origin=SearchResults&p=1