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£100m framework to put the groundwork for local weather targets

Large opening for Scottish companies as refurb framework launches

BUSINESSES throughout Scotland are being referred to as on to seize a profitable alternative to vie for work value as much as £100m to help the nation on its web zero journey.

A number one procurement professional is urging companies of all sizes to use for its newest framework, providing property refurbishment and modernisation specialists the possibility to bid for an enormous vary of environmental, electrical, joinery, plumbing and ornamental works.

One of many key targets of the Scottish Procurement Alliance’s (SPA) newest framework is geared in the direction of tackling Scotland’s 2045 web zero targets by looking for to retrofit and repurpose all kinds of social housing and public buildings throughout the nation.

Lesley Anderson, Regional Director on the Scottish Procurement Alliance, the nation’s greatest, free-to-join procurement organisation, says the framework will assist public our bodies to handle their belongings extra successfully, adjust to rules, and enhance their monetary efficiency, guaranteeing that public belongings are protected, dependable, and cost-effective.

Lesley stated: “Retrofitting tasks will play an enormous position in ensuring that we take the required steps to attaining Scotland’s web zero targets. We’re serving to councils, social landlords, the NHS and a bunch of different our bodies to realize what they should in essentially the most environment friendly and efficient methods.

“The framework is an thrilling alternative for SMEs and bigger organisations to get the possibility to ship on significant tasks inside the public sector. It has an enormous emphasis on encouraging native provide chains, so we’re additionally hoping it is going to have big advantages to native economies too.”

SPA’s 17 frameworks supply an environment friendly and compliant path to marketplace for the development, refurbishment and upkeep of social housing and public buildings. It really works with 120 companions, together with councils, blue mild providers, the NHS and is especially famend for its work with an intensive vary of social landlords.

Its newest refurbishment and modernisation framework, referred to as RM3, covers an enormous vary of works together with kitchen and loo refits, heating system installations, intensive electrical works, mould prevention, fireplace security upgrades, landscaping and different exterior works and vitality effectivity.

Lesley added: “Our frameworks are continually evolving to have a look at how we are able to help the general public sector and the nation as an entire – we’re assured the RM3 will just do that, taking part in an element to help the nation’s wider drive to guard the planet.”

5 workstreams for the framework have been cut up right into a sequence of mission worth bands to cater for a mixture of SMEs in a position to tackle refurbishment works. The workstreams individually include completely different worth bands starting from £0 -£2m+.

Bidders can apply to function in Japanese Scotland, West Central Scotland, Scottish Borders, Dumfries, and Galloway, East and North Ayrshire Mainland, South Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire however are required to have the ability to reveal a turnover of £500k.

SPA has emphasised the significance of getting SMEs apply and has attended quite a lot of occasions focused to SME’s to lift consciousness and focus on alternatives. SPA has additionally hosted a speaking tender session the place they assist companies to know about potential tender alternatives and the way to apply.

SPA’s 120 companions cowl a various vary of public sector entities from small cooperatives, regional and nationwide registered social landlords (RSLs), in addition to native authorities. It additionally works with 300 suppliers, principally SMEs, who ship providers to SPA’s companions.

As a proud not-for-profit, SPA’s surpluses are reinvested into Scottish communities by means of its Neighborhood Profit Fund (CBF) by working with its devoted charity, Lintel Belief. Since 2017, the CBF has allotted over £1.7 million in grants and match funding to help group teams, charities, and causes, delivering social worth of greater than £3.9m.

These within the framework can apply right here: