Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21, has announced the suppliers successfully appointed to its national Consultants Framework following a highly competitive tender process – worth up to £120 Million over a four-year period.
A total of 112 specialist firms – including 80% SMEs – have secured a place on the framework which is expected to support more than 100 projects each year.
Offering 12 lots, including one for heritage and conservation, it has been developed to meet the needs of a wide range of public sector organisations – including housing, education, health, blue light, local authorities, and central government.
The framework covers a broad spectrum of consultancy services, from multidisciplinary to surveying; stock monitoring and appraisal; architectural; environmental; engineering and project management.
Now in its fifth iteration, the framework features four new lots – Building Information Modelling; Fit Out Consultancy; Facilities Management Consultancy and Zero Carbon and Sustainability.
The full lot structure includes:
Lot 1 Project Management and Multidisciplinary Consultancy Services and Lead Consultant
Lot 2 Stock Monitoring & Appraisal
Lot 3 Building Information Modelling – NEW
Lot 4 Architectural
Lot 5 Fit Out Consultancy – NEW
Lot 6 Heritage and Conservation
Lot 7 Structural and Civil Engineering
Lot 8 Building Engineering Services
Lot 9 Facilities Management Consultancy – NEW
Lot 10 Principal Designer
Lot 11 Zero Carbon and Sustainability – NEW
Lot 12 Valuations
Framework benefits include:
- Flexible approaches to call off without reopening competition – Direct Award (with or without Negotiation) and Single Stage Further Competition
- Procured in line with Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and Public Contracts Regulations (Scotland) 2015
- Coverage of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Peter Francis, Director of Operations at Fusion21 said: “We are delighted to have strengthened our popular Consultants offer, having listened to feedback from our members and the wider market.
“This framework provides access to highly skilled consultants, representing both SME’s and multinational organisations. Our members will benefit from their extensive knowledge when procuring consultancy services, in addition to being supported by our experienced team of technical experts.
“As with all of Fusion21’s frameworks, the Consultants Framework will also support members to deliver social value to their communities, aligned to their organisational priorities.”