Knowsley public sector procurement specialist Fusion21 reveals five Liverpool city region firms will secure work as part of a £346m national framework. Tony McDonough reports
Six Liverpool city region firms will grab a slice of £346m worth of public sector contracts over the next four years.
All six have been named by Knowsley public sector procurement specialist Fusion21 among 70 businesses that have made it on to the national Building Improvements Framework.
This will see them delivering contracts for public sector organisations including those in housing, education, and healthcare.
Three of the five city region firms are based in Liverpool. They are M&Y, Frank Rogers Building Contractor and Penny Lane Builders. The other two – Carroll Group and Sterling Services (Northern) – are based in Knowsley.
This framework offers a range of internal and external improvement works from the installation of kitchens, bathrooms, windows and doors to roofing work.
It has been enhanced to include four new dedicated lots covering damp and mould, external environmental improvements (such as fencing, driveways, walls, hard and soft landscaping), insulation, and aids and adaptations.
Peter Francis, executive director of operations at Fusion21, said: “In response to member and supply chain feedback and in line with proposed updates to the Decent Homes Standard, the framework now covers even more aspects of building improvement.
“It is set up to help tackle problems such as damp and mould as well as issues with major components like roofs, windows, doors, kitchens and bathrooms, hard and soft landscaping and aids and adaptations.
“In addition to working with a team of technical procurement experts, Fusion21 members will benefit from a compliant and efficient route to market, flexible call-off options and geographical coverage across the UK, down to a regional and local level
“As with all Fusion21’s frameworks, the Building Improvements Framework will also support our members to deliver social value to their communities, aligned to their organisational priorities.”
Fusion21 is a national social enterprise specialising in public sector procurement and social value services. It was created originally by and for the housing sector in 2002 but has since diversified into other sectors.