Electrical experts urged to apply for £135m public sector framework

Electrical experts

Electrical maintenance and compliance experts can now apply to be part of a £135 million public sector asset and building management framework.

Launched on 31 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 electrical testing and maintenance experts, LHC is now welcoming applications to provide property protection and associated services, asbestos management, water testing, treatment, and management, plus heating, ventilation, and air conditioning-related services.

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, says, “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:

  • Workstream 1 – Asbestos Consultancy, Surveys and Removal
  • Workstream 2 – Property Protection and Associated Services
  • Workstream 3 – Water Testing, Treatment and Management
  • Workstream 4 – Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Compliance, Servicing and Maintenance
  • Workstream 5 – Electrical Testing and Associated Services

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