Frameworx, the brand-new procurement framework that is committed to investing in social value and communities, is thrilled to announce that its innovative new frameworks for repairs and maintenance and specialist consultancy services for the social housing sector, are now live. Approved providers on each of the 2022 Framework Agreements have undergone rigorous evaluation to ensure housing landlords have an engaged and expert supply chain to connect with at a very competitive maximum fee of 1.5%.
David Miller, Frameworx Director comments: “Frameworx was established in association with the National Housing Maintenance Forum in 2022 to provide a Not-for-Profit procurement solution investing in social value and the communities in which we will be operating. We are delighted that our first rounds of frameworks are now live. Under these new national frameworks, you can now procure for the following across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland:
- Planned maintenance of external, communal and internal works, cyclical redecoration and pre-decoration repairs, and passive fire safety works.
- Responsive repairs and void property works
- Domestic & Non-Domestic Energy Assessors
- Retrofit Consultants
- Asset Management consultancy services and domestic & non-domestic stock surveys
- Gas & Electrical Audit Services
- Compliance specialists for Fire Safety, Water Hygiene, Asbestos, and Lift & Disabled Lifting Equipment
“Against a backdrop of ever-rising procurement costs, we offer efficiencies and economies of scale, through both traditional framework approaches and Dynamic Purchasing Systems. One of the biggest points of difference is the way housing providers can procure: both direct award and mini-competition are available as potential call off methods. We offer a competitive maximum fee of 1.5% and the opportunity to get involved in both cascaded contract and direct awards.
“For contractors, Frameworx also gives peace of mind as it is backed with the credibility and expertise of the NHMF, which represents more than 80% of the UK’s register providers of social housing, and it is supported by the M3NHF Schedule of Rates which sets the benchmark for cost and quality of building maintenance work.
“This first round of frameworks will soon be followed by the announcement of providers we have approved and appointed to deliver on our Net Zero Carbon Works, Materials Supply and Vehicle Supply frameworks, which will be live over the coming months.
“Frameworx has a new ethos and approach that is designed to offer greater choice and better value for social housing providers, contractors and suppliers who have a shared commitment to investing in social value and the communities in which we work. Interest so far has been astonishing. Frameworx has definitely landed and we are excited to see the channels and organisation grow.”
For more information, visit: https://www.nhmfframeworx.org.uk/