Fusion21’s £80m national framework ready for lift off

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FUSION21 has launched the newest part of its building safety and compliance offer, with the renewal of its lifts framework worth £80 million over four years.

The framework is designed to deliver lift related work and services to estates across the public sector, the framework is accessible to housing providers and local authorities – including supporting extra care schemes, assisted living schemes, residential accommodation, hostels and corporate buildings.

Split into five lots, it will support a variety of design, installation, refurbishment and the servicing/maintenance of passenger/goods lifts and domestic lifts (including stair lifts, step lifts, platform lifts and hoists).

The procurement body says the framework will offer options for fully comprehensive or basic maintenance, in addition to specific lots for lift consultancy services and carrying out thorough examinations required by LOLER (Lift Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998).

Structured to open doors and collaborate with SMEs, the framework enables suppliers to bid for works suited to their capability, experience and expertise.

“Set for launch in May 2020, this enhanced and fully compliant framework has been developed in response to member and supply chain feedback and will provide both regional and national coverage whilst also facilitating local delivery,” said Peter Francis, Fusion21’s director of operations.

“Fusion21 members will again be able to access full turn-key solutions for lift installation and refurbishment and fast-track installation for urgent lift replacements, in addition to greater efficiencies, flexible call-off processes, support from technical specialists and social value aligned to organisational priorities.”

The submission deadline is Monday 30 March 2020 at 12 noon. Criteria and tender documentation are available on the Delta e-sourcing platform.



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