Door manufacturers appointed to £20 million public sector framework
The Communal Doors, Entrance Doors and Associated Products (C8) framework from SPA allows local authorities, social landlords and other public bodies to source preapproved specialist suppliers who can supply and fit doorsets and associated door hardware and access control systems such as vandal-resistant duplex voice door intercoms.
The framework covers a range of buildings including multi-occupancy residential, education, local government, police, and fire authority buildings.
Dean Fazackerley, Group Procurement Manager, said:
“This framework has been designed to provide a comprehensive and flexible option for contracting authorities who may need to cover a wide range of projects with different door requirements.
“We’ve set very specific requirements to cover safety and security to drive high standards in public buildings for both fire safety and security. Bi-directional fire testing of fire doors was a mandatory requirement for suppliers, with all fire doorsets that are installed holding certification as a completed assembly. Enhanced security testing to PAS24:2016, or equivalent were also an essential for standard composite and timber doors that will be supplied via the framework.”
The framework is split into lots covering composite and timber doors, both fire and non-fire rated, communal entrance and exit doors in steel, aluminium and timber, and access control.
The C8 framework will run from 7 June 2021 until June 2025.