A housing and care provider for the over-55s has named the companies appointed to its new medium-term framework to deliver asbestos surveys and removal works.
Anchor Hanover Group’s national framework has been split into regional lots across its housing network. Here in the North, Franks Portlock Consulting was appointed to provide asbestos survey services, while AA Woods has been appointed to provide asbestos removal services.
These, and the other companies appointed – Thames Laboratories, PA Group UK, and European Asbestos Services – have been awarded four-year agreements to deliver services.
The framework is open to other public sector bodies, including registered social landlords, local authorities, NHS Primary Care Trusts and the Ministry of Defence. These organisations can tap into the same benefits afforded to Anchor Hanover.
have been awarded four-year agreements to deliver services across the national provider’s housing network.
The secure OJEU-compliant framework will be managed by Pretium, a specialist company which delivers and manages frameworks on behalf of contracting authorities operating in the public sector. It was procured for Anchor Hanover by leading procurement consultant echelon Consultancy.
Following a competitive tendering process. Anchor Hanover said it has opted for a single supplier agreement for each service within each of its geographical regions. This approach means that before accessing asbestos services, residents are assured that the provider meets the highest standards of EU and HSE compliance with a cost-effective transparent pricing structure and a localised delivery model tailored to each region.
“The health and wellbeing of residents is of paramount importance to us, so we are delighted to have these contracts in place,” said Winston Williams, Anchor Hanover’s director of property.
“Whilst most asbestos found in the home is low risk and unlikely to harm, it is obviously important we have the right suppliers working with us who have a proven track record to help ensure the continued provision of safe, secure and sustainable homes across the country.”
Nick Hann, Pretium’s head of frameworks, added: “As ever-increasing efficiencies are sought within the public sector, organisations are looking for more streamlined approaches to delivering services. This framework offers a UK-wide, readily available best practice solution for asbestos surveys and removal works delivered by specialist companies in compliance with regulatory requirements.”