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Register early interest for £90 million Asset Safety and Compliance framework


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Fire safety experts and consultancies are being encouraged to register their early interest for an upcoming £90m public sector asset safety and compliance framework launching next year.

The Asset Safety and Compliance (ASC1) framework from not-for-profit public sector framework provider LHC will cover all five LHC Group areas including Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA), Welsh Procurement Alliance (WPA) and South West Procurement Alliance (SWPA), Consortium Procurement Construction (CPC) and London and South East (LSE).

The framework will give all public sector bodies, including local authorities and housing associations, the opportunity to source expertise in a wide range of fire, gas and building safety, property protection and maintenance services for their asset stock under one framework. It is now open for suppliers to register their interest and participate in early market engagement.

ASC1 brings together LHC’s existing Asbestos (AS2), Fire Safety (FS1), Vacant Property Protection (V7) frameworks under one umbrella, as well as introducing additional workstreams, to make it easier for contracting authorities to procure a variety of compliance services.

Dean Fazackerley, LHC Head of Technical Procurement, said: “Our ASC1 framework arrives in response to public sector clients telling us they needed a comprehensive option covering safety, property protection and maintenance for their asset stock. As well as offering a more concise route to market, it is there to help drive time and cost efficiencies by making their procurement process easier and more streamlined for these services.

“ASC1 will offer clients access to broad compliance testing and maintenance expertise, including fire, gas and HVAC, asbestos, water management, vacant property management and security, passenger lifts and lifting equipment, electrical safety testing and radon gas management.”

LHC will hold engagement webinars with interested parties on 6 and 20 September to discuss initial proposals and to gain feedback, before finalising the framework and issuing the tender.

Suppliers are encouraged to register interest for the framework and participate in the early market engagement before the tender opens for applications in November 2022.

To register interest in the ASC1 framework, visit LHC’s In-Tend Portal.

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