Public sector framework specialist LHC has extended its schools and community buildings framework for an additional three months, following a delay in the retendering procedure caused by the pandemic.
The Schools and Community Buildings (SCB2) framework — which covers new-build, extension and associated works for school, community, healthcare and emergency services buildings — will be extended for a further three months, expiring on 30th September 2021.
The framework helps local authorities, social landlords and other public bodies to source suppliers for new-build projects, extensions, refurbishment and associated works with a design service including architectural services, mechanical and electrical services design, and structural and civil engineering design.
Later this year, LHC will be launching its Public Buildings and Infrastructure (PB3) framework which builds on the outgoing SCB2 framework and will also cover infrastructure works. The PB3 framework is worth up to £750m in England, £750m in Scotland and £100m in Wales.
The framework can be used by public sector organisations to procure services for a range of educational, healthcare and community buildings. It can also be used for some residential properties when the building is part of a mixed-use development being converted for residential use, or for delivering student accommodation.
Further information on the companies appointed to the PB3 framework will be shared shortly.
Contracting authorities interested in procuring using these frameworks are being encouraged to contact their local LHC regional hub.