Fusion21 has announced the launch of its Education Modular Buildings Framework, offering a potential combined worth of £225m over a four-year period.
Designed specifically to help the education sector provide cost-effective and sustainable learning environments, the new framework has four lots including: Lot 1: Hire of Modular Buildings — Temporary Accommodation; Lot 2: Modular Construction with a value of up to £750K; Lot 3: Modular Construction with a value between £750K and £3m; and Lot 4: Modular Construction worth £3m and over.
Multiple and single supply partners are being sought for appointment and various call-off options are available as a result of the lotting strategy in place — creating a range of benefits including: competitive tension, early supplier engagement, transparency of costs, integrated team working and collaborative working.
The framework is now available on the mytenders web portal — www.mytenders.org — under Notice ID FEB138891.
Nick Verburg, Procurement and Supply Chain Manager at Fusion21, said: “This framework offers a flexible procurement solution to all education providers and local authorities who are under pressure to accommodate growing student numbers and require either permanent or temporary safe learning spaces.
“Fusion21 members accessing this framework — including local education authorities, academies, colleges and universities — will benefit from significant efficiency savings and social value, and will gain quality modular buildings which are compliant with all building regulations and present lower carbon emissions than traditional builds.”
Other advantages of prefabricated construction include reduced labour and on-site costs, and a faster turnaround — which is ideal when classrooms are urgently required.
Applications are welcome from interested organisations that meet the criteria set out in the tender documentation. The submission deadline for the Education Modular Buildings Framework is Wednesday 5th April 2017 at 12 noon.
Fusion21 provides procurement services and OJEU compliant frameworks to the education, blue light and social housing sectors, in addition to working alongside NHS Trusts and local authorities.
Pictured above is a modular building constructed for educational purposes, provided by Modular & Portable Building Association member McAvoy.