New £100 million public sector refurbishment framework seeks contractors in Scotland

Contractors in Scotland can now apply for a new £100 million public sector framework to deliver a wide range of housing and non-residential refurbishment and associated retrofit works.

The projects will be delivered under not-for-profit public sector construction framework provider LHC Procurement Group's (LHC) new Refurbishment and Modernisation (RM3) Framework.

It replaces LHC’s Whole House Refurbishment and Associated Works (WH2) framework and includes the refurbishment of non-residential buildings.

RM3 offers social housing providers and public sector organisations the flexibility to procure a range of refurbishment works to meet their asset management and improvement requirements across the following workstreams:

  • kitchens and bathrooms with associated works
  • electrical works
  • painting and decorating
  • external works
  • multi-disciplinary works

Dean Fazackerley, Head of Technical Procurement at LHC, said:

“We have designed the RM3 framework with contractors across the marketplace to ensure the appointment of high-quality expertise with a strong regional base, while also supporting clients and partners in delivering social value and environmental commitments. RM3 will provide clients with access to a range of companies from SMEs through to large organisations, as well as the flexibility to deliver a wide variety of refurbishment and associated retrofit works.

“What makes this framework so unique is that whereas WH2 only focused on housing, RM3 goes further and applies to non-residential settings where the same specification applies. It can also be used in conjunction with LHC’s supply frameworks, such as Kitchens and Associated Products (K7).”

The nationwide framework is worth £100 million in Scotland, £210 million in England and £50 million in Wales. It will be delivered in Scotland by the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA), which is part of LHC.

The RM3 framework will have eight suppliers per lot per region and a reserve list of four for each regional lot to provide additional back up companies during the life of the framework.

The scope of buildings this framework will apply to includes, but is not limited to:

  • Traditional housing – houses, bungalows, flats, apartments
  • Leasehold properties
  • Market rent properties
  • Care homes, extra care and supported living accommodation
  • Student accommodation
  • Key worker accommodation
  • Mixed use sites
  • Community buildings
  • Public buildings and offices
  • Blue light buildings

Lesley Anderson, SPA regional director said:

“Our key priority is to appoint contractors who can deliver high quality products and services covering a variety of refurbishment works across different property types. SPA will ensure all our appointed companies can assist partners in their asset management and improvement requirements, while also delivering a local supply chain offering – including SMEs – for partners especially in the lower value bands.”

The deadline for applications is 27 July 2023, and tender documents are available on SPA’s eTendering Portal.

Click here for details Refurbishment and Modernisation Framework Agreement (RM3)

View full Contract Notice below:

Scotland: Public Contracts Scotland

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