A not-for-profit procurement organisation created for the social housing sector has announced three new framework agreements for the new year.
NHMF Frameworx has launched the three frameworks to cover Estate Services; Communal Mechanical & Electrical; and Disability Adaptations.
The Estate Services agreement went live on 1 December 2023. It lasts for 48 months and operates under the main CPV code 79993100 for Facilities Management Services with six lots covering grounds maintenance, building and window cleaning, sewage and drainage works, estate improvements, and EV charging facilities, across the UK.
The Communal Mechanical & Electrical Agreement is made up of five lots covering, active fire prevention/detection, lifts and disability lifting equipment, landlords electrical installations, sprinkler installations, and water hygiene and installations maintenance. It operates under the main CPV code 71315000 – Building services. There are 12 approved providers delivering across the UK.
The Disability Adaptations Agreement covers all minor and major disability adaptations with 10 providers approved to deliver across the UK under the main CPV code of 45000000 – Construction work.
Both of these are being launched to coincide with the annual NHMF Conference on 23 and 24 January.
David Miller, Frameworx director, said: “The overriding aim of Frameworx is to provide a fully compliant, simple to use and flexible procurement solution that housing providers and registered social landlords can use to engage with an expert and committed supply chain.
“We’re also a not-for-profit organisation that is fully committed to investing back into social value and communities to raise the standard of social housing in the UK. We are determined to work with providers, contractors and suppliers who share these values and aim to offer greater choice and better value for all stakeholders.
“Our expanding number of agreements can be procured by anyone that subscribes to the M3NHF Schedule of Rates or are a Contracting Authority in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, via two routes: Direct Award to any approved provider, or Mini-Competition.”
Frameworx was set up in late 2022 in association with the National Housing Maintenance Forum (NHMF), and now has 10 live agreements covering planned and responsive maintenance, net zero works, passive fire works, consultancy services, materials supply, heating services, and, most recently, these new agreements. More are planned for 2024.
Miller added: “[This year] will see a further round of new frameworks for specialist/ sub-contractor services incorporating a range of works like groundworks, drainage, damp and mould treatment, and roofing is being developed, as well as vehicle supply covering diesel and hybrid commercial and passenger vehicles.
“We will also be expanded the Estate Service agreement with tranche 2 of grounds maintenance and landscape services and building and window cleaning, and the communal mechanical and electrical agreement with lots covering the servicing, maintenance and installation or renewal of controlled door entry, CCTV, digital TV and satellite and other life support systems.”
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