The framework is specifically designed to provide installation and repair for planned maintenance (refurbishment and installation/replacements to existing buildings) including:
Kitchen and bathroom installations including adaptions
Renewable Heating and Ventilation Installation
Electrical Inspection, Testing and Remedial Repairs
Windows and doors
Brickwork, Masonry and Associated Ancillary Works
General Building Works and Repairs
Paint and Pre-paint Repair Works
Environmental and Estate Improvement Works
Voids Clean and Clear Monitor and Secure
Voids Refurbishment Works
External Works to High Rise
External Wall Insulation
Whole House Internal & External Installation Works
Roofing and associated ancillary works
Gas Servicing and Maintenance
Framework predominantly focused on the delivery of work to social housing properties in the North West and East Midlands but may extend to other public buildings such as schools and offices and other areas of the UK.
Call Off Mechanisms
There are 2 call off routes under the Framework.
A Direct Selection
This is a simple mechanism that allows you to select the Contractors on the relevant lot without having to undertake a separate tender based on the framework rates to determine the most economically advantageous offer for your requirements, subject to capability/capacity assessment. This method is most suitable for works that are similar to that described in the overall framework at tender
Where all Eligible contractors capable of carrying out the work from the relevant lot are invited to tender. The ITT will set out the criteria to be used to determine the most economically advantageous tender detailing the questions, scoring mechanism, weighting and timescale. Once the Contractors have priced the works and submitted the required answers to the quality question, EN can analyse the submissions and produce an award recommendation report for the Client to review/accept.”
Framework contractors are required to offer a minimum of 2 full time training opportunities per £1m project value spent through the framework.
A summary of the key benefits of using the Framework include:
Compliant with UK and EU procurement legislation: The framework is compliant with regard to EU procurement directives and the Public Contracts Regulations 2015
Speed of Tendering: For larger value contract i.e. above the EU threshold, significant time is saved by not having to go through the full OJEU processes. For contracts in general, the Framework provides an initial long list, therefore the time to arrive at a tender shortlist is also reduced.
Reduction in Cost of Tendering: Along with the reduction in time to procure tenders there is a consequent reduction in the cost associated with procuring tenders
Dedicated to Housing Sector: The Framework is dedicated to the Housing Sector therefore all the Contractors appointed to the Framework Lots have significant experience in the installation and repairs to social house
Procurement Options to meet Member needs: The Framework provides a number of procurement options to meet the needs of Members and/or specific project requirements; options such as:
Early Contractor Engagement
Price or Price Quality Tenders
Single and 2 Stage Tenders
National & Local Contractors: The contractors appointed to the various Framework Lots provide Members with access to both local and national contractors
SMEs: Approx. two thirds of contractors appointed to the framework are SMEs and working with our members we seek to build additional capacity within the sector and support local economies.
KPI’s to Monitor Performance: KPI’s are also included to monitor performance in a number of key area such as:
Time and Cost Predictability
Health & Safety
Social Value: Framework contractors are required to offer a minimum of 1 full time training opportunity per £2m project value spent through the framework a to help local people get a foot on the career ladder. EN:Procure provide targeted support to ensure that the training opportunities connect with the local community