New Fire Safety Framework seeks experts for £140m public sector project


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LHC Procurement Group invites applications for Fire Safety Framework

The non-profit public sector framework provider, LHC Procurement Group, is inviting applications for their new Fire Safety (FS2) Framework.

The initiative has been launched to secure end-to-end fire safety measures for the public sector across Britain.

Applications will be open until mid-August.

Fire Safety Framework: A £140m opportunity

Valued at £105 million in England, £20 million in Scotland, and £15 million in Wales, the FS2 framework is an opportunity that fire safety experts should not miss.

The framework will accommodate six suppliers per lot, for each regional area.

Those interested can register for the LHC’s FS2 webinar slated for 11am on Monday, 3 July, to learn more about the framework.

FS2 Framework: Replacing FS1 with advanced fire safety measures

FS2 aims to build upon and replace the current Fire Safety (FS1) framework.

The new framework extends to passive and active fire protection measures for both existing and new domestic and non-domestic buildings, while also covering fire suppression, consultancy, waking watch services and cladding remediation.

Drafted in collaboration with industry experts, FS2 adheres to current legislation including the Building Safety Act 2022, Fire Safety Act 2021, and Fire Safety (England) regulations 2022.

Dean Fazackerley, Head of Technical Procurement at LHC, noted: “Fire safety has become a paramount concern for local authorities and social housing providers due to the recent implementation of the Building Safety Act 2022 post the Grenfell Tower tragedy.”

On the new framework, Fazackerley added: “FS2 represents a significant advancement from FS1 by expanding the range of fire safety measures available.

“Developed in partnership with expert consultants, the framework ensures comprehensive coverage of current legislation, giving our clients peace of mind through compliance with regulations and industry best practices.”

Inclusive of SMEs: The new Fire Safety Framework

In addition to working with established players, FS2 will provide opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Fazackerley explained: “We recognise the valuable knowledge and capabilities of SMEs and aim to utilise their expertise.

“FS2 will offer our clients a range of both national and local organisations capable of undertaking specialised projects, providing value and tailored solutions.”

The framework will be made available through both direct award and mini competition via LHC’s business units across Britain.

This includes Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA), Consortium Procurement Construction (CPC), Welsh Procurement Alliance (WPA), South-West Procurement Alliance (SWPA) and LHC London and South East England (LSE).

For more information about FS2 and how to become a part of the framework, click here.

IFSJ Comment

This news is particularly significant as it heralds a robust approach to fire safety in the public sector, providing opportunities for both established businesses and SMEs to play a part in a safer future.

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