Launch of the new combined Property Improvements, Repairs and Maintenance Framework

Eastern Procurement today launched its new £65M, combined Property Improvements, Repairs and Maintenance Framework for public procurement clients. 

This Framework provides a one stop shop for kitchen and bathroom upgrades, rewires, repointing, fire prevention works, major projects, void improvement and responsive repairs.

Six contractors including, SMEs, sizable regional and national contractors secured places on the new Framework.

“It’s great to see businesses with different structures and arrangements achieve success with EP. I think we are unique in having large and small private sector businesses represented alongside others that are wholly owned by public and third sectors.” Steve Tyree MD, Eastern Procurement.

With a significant focus upon quality, performance and service, the chosen contractors each offer their own solutions to achieve quality and cost. We have an impressive range of options available to our selective clients.

Clients will enjoy improved flexibility in this Framework with new facilities to undertake planned and responsive work through one simple solution, should they so wish.

Better still we have secured improvements in price over our previous Frameworks, including significant savings in bathroom installations and rewires, as well as quality and performance improvements in a number of areas including an improved electrical specification, for example.

The Framework is better for contractors and clients alike. A secure pipeline from key members means this is a meaningful opportunity for the chosen contractors and our commitment to client led specifications, transparent pricing and supply and fit solutions, means easier management for our customers.

The Framework is available to public sector organisations in England, Wales and Scotland.

New for 2020

In addition to our more attractive large-single-client programmes, we have worked with our smaller members to bring together a multi-client programme of improvement works. This multi-client opportunity, to be let via mini-competition this year, will commit a long-term pipeline of secure and continuous work. It is hoped that this will become our new modus-operandi for smaller client improvement works, providing security of tenure for contractors and their employees, a sound basis for training and investment, leading to further improved quality and performance for clients and residents.

There’s still time for new client participants to join this multi-organisation mini-competition and expressions of interest are welcomed from member and non-member organisations.

The Successful Contractors:

Foster Property Maintenance – Wisbech, Norfolk

Offering fantastic value for money, Foster lead the way on price in many areas of the Framework whilst still achieving our exacting standards.

Gasway (A Flagship Group Company) – Norwich, Norfolk.

Another experienced EP service provider offering competitive value for money and great quality, Gasway achieved highest marks for quality and strong pricing in our tender process setting the standard for others.

Norse Group – (Wholly Owned by Norfolk County Council)

Norse is a familiar name to many in the East of England and beyond. Norse bring their experiences in direct service delivery, joint ventures in blue and white collar services to this Framework. A very experienced responsive and planned service provider, Norse also offer reasonably competitive pricing and equitable quality in key areas.

TM Browne – Kings Lynn, Norfolk

TM Browne have made the step from experienced EP sub-contractor to Framework contractor in this procurement. With many years experience in delivering responsive and improvement works TM Browne offer competitive pricing and good quality.

Breyer – Essex, South East and National.

Breyer submitted a high quality offer, demonstrating strength in key areas. With their Head office in Romford, Essex. Breyer demonstrated broad experience and capability in both responsive repairs and planned improvements.

Aspect Group Services – Wymondham, Norfolk

A newer entrant to the improvements space Aspect are already represented on our Roofing Framework. Clients with active roofing programmes may wish to explore the relative benefits of a single source solution for their improvements too.

Framework Launch Event – Client Meeting

EP are organising a launch event for Members and Potential customers of the new Framework and this will take place on the 10th of December.

If you wish to attend please email gervase@eastern-procurement.co.uk

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