Fusion21 Announces £800 Million Construction Works & Improvements Framework

Procurement organisation Fusion21 has announced the launch of its national Construction Works & Improvements Framework - worth up to £800 Million, over a four year period.

Designed to deliver capital works programmes with lots specific to housing, education, healthcare and the wider public sector; the framework is broken down into specific geographical areas – including Northern Ireland – and is set to create opportunities for local and national suppliers, including SMEs.

Offering a range of internal and external refurbishment and improvement works – from regeneration programmes to modernisation and upgrade works – Fusion21 members can commission all types of building construction, mechanical, electrical and services works with the option to design and build residential and commercial structures.

Peter Francis, Director of Operations at Fusion21 said: “We are expanding our procurement portfolio as a response to member and market demand, creating a capital works solution that is commercially efficient, clear; transparent and delivers value for money.

“Set for launch in April 2019, the framework will offer Fusion21 members streamlined price models, social value outcomes and flexible call-off process – including the option for early supplier engagement. In addition, Fusion21 members will be able to call off separate lots broken down by value bands; this ensures suppliers have the opportunity to bid for work specific to the value of contracts they operate in.

“We welcome applications from interested organisations that meet the criteria set out in the tender documentation now available on the mytenders web portal – www.mytenders.co.uk – under Notice ID DEC156021.”

The submission deadline for the framework is Monday 28th January 2019 at 12 noon.

Fusion21 provides procurement services and OJEU compliant frameworks to the public sector, and is seeking to expand both its membership and supply chain in Northern Ireland. To date the firm has saved its members more than £197 million through the procurement process, created more than 5,000 jobs and generated £76 million of social value.

Fusion21 currently works with the following clients in Northern Ireland

  • Alpha Housing Association
  • Clanmil
  • NB Housing Association
  • South Ulster Housing Association
  • Ark Housing Association
  • Habinteg Housing Association
  • Northern Ireland Housing Executive
  • Translink
  • Choice Housing Ireland
  • Mid Ulster District Council
  • Radius Housing Association
  • Triangle Housing