Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the launch of its national heating and renewables framework – worth up to £500m over a four-year period.
Designed to meet the needs of all public sector members in the housing, education, health, blue light, local authority and central government sectors, the framework provides domestic and commercial solutions with a lot strategy that will offer a range of services from consultancy to design, servicing, maintenance and installation.
The framework also includes a selection of renewable technology applications from air and ground source heat pumps to solar thermal, electric heating and hot water systems. The commercial element of the framework can be utilised for a range of installations which includes district heating systems and the installation / servicing of Heat Interface Units.
Split into ten lots, for the first time the framework will feature an education specific lot in partnership with the Department for Education, developed to support schools, colleges, academies and further/higher education establishments with their heating requirements.
Providing regional coverage, the framework will facilitate local delivery and is structured to open doors to SMEs, enabling suppliers to bid for works suited to their experience and expertise.
Peter Francis, director of operations at Fusion21, said: “With the use of renewable technologies on the rise and a government target to deliver decarbonisation, this framework will support members to install a range of sustainable heating solutions tailored to their requirements.
“Members accessing this framework will benefit from greater efficiencies, support from technical procurement experts and an experienced supply chain, in addition to flexible call-off processes, increased SME collaboration and social value delivery aligned to organisational priorities.”
The tender documentation is now available on the mytenders web portal – www.mytenders.co.uk – under Notice ID OCT158374. The submission deadline is Wednesday 20 November at 12 noon.