Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the suppliers successfully appointed to its national Heating and Renewables Framework — worth up to £500m over a four-year period.
A total of 82 highly skilled firms — including 75% SMEs — have secured a place on the framework which has been designed to provide both domestic and commercial solutions to public sector organisations including local authorities and housing associations.
Offering 10 lots and a range of services from consultancy to design, servicing, maintenance and installation, the framework incorporates a selection of renewable technology applications from air and ground source heat pumps to solar thermal, electric heating and hot water systems. In addition, members can commission a range of commercial installations including district heating systems and the installation/servicing of Heat Interface Units.
For the first time, the framework also features an education specific lot in partnership with the Department for Education, developed to support schools, colleges, academies and further/higher education establishments with their heating requirements.
Peter Francis, Director of Operations at Fusion21 said: “Developed in response to member and market demand, this framework provides regional coverage with an enhanced scope and access to both larger contractors and SMEs.
“Following the Government’s target to deliver decarbonisation and as the use of renewable technologies continues to rise, we’re delighted to offer our members access to a range of sustainable heating solutions tailored to their requirements.
“Other member benefits include flexible call-off processes, greater efficiencies, support from technical procurement specialists and social value delivery aligned to organisational priorities.”
Fusion21 provides fully compliant procurement services to the public sector and is committed to making a real impact in communities across the UK.
To date the firm has saved its members more than £226m through the procurement process, created 6,500 jobs and generated more than £84m of social impact.
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