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15th March 2023 Issue no. 647
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Applications open to property protection and security experts for £135 million public sector framework
Property protection and security experts can now apply to be part of a £135m public sector asset and building management framework.
Launching this week (31st January), consultancies and contractors have until 16 March to apply to be part of the ASC1 (Asset Safety and Compliance) Framework, delivered by public sector construction framework provider LHC. Designed to help the public sector meet building life safety and maintenance government guidelines and legal responsibilities, ASC1 will provide a full suite of asset safety and compliance services.
As well as property protection and security expertise and related services, LHC is now welcoming applications to provide water testing, treatment, and management; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning-related services; asbestos management; and electrical testing and relevant support.
Available nationwide, the framework is worth up to £100 million in England, £20 million in Scotland and £15 million in Wales. It covers all five LHC Group business units including Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) in Scotland, Welsh Procurement Alliance (WPA) in Wales,South West Procurement Alliance (SWPA) across the South West of England, Consortium Procurement Construction (CPC) across the Midlands and North of England, and London and South East (LSE) for London and the South East of England.
Dean Fazackerley, Head of Technical Procurement at LHC, said:
“This framework has been developed in direct response to our discussions with housing associations, local authorities, schools and healthcare clients, who expressed a need for long-term compliance-related expertise to help them meet asset maintenance and management requirements.
“We are now looking for contractors and consultants to apply to be part of ASC1’s pool of specialists the public sector can draw upon. We’d encourage experts in property protection, asbestos removal, water testing and maintenance, gas safety and heating systems, ventilation and air conditioning systems, and electrical testing to apply.
“This framework groups several specialisms together in a bid to encourage more collaboration across the marketplace. We hope will increase the visibility of companies on the framework and open more opportunities for public sector contracts, especially for regional suppliers and SMEs.”
There are five workstreams to apply for under ASC1, including:
There will be six to eight spaces available dependent on the Lots.
Tender documents are now available at LHC’s eTendering Portal, https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lhc/aspx/ProjectManage/4, with applications open until 16 March 2023. A tender briefing webinar running Wednesday 8 February is also open for registrations via the eTendering Portal.
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For more information on LHC Group, visit www.lhc.gov.uk.
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