This Combination Lot has been designed to encompass the work streams from our Fire Safety Framework.

Projects are likely to consist of several fire safety works bundled together to form a single project. It is ideal for customers looking to consolidate their fire safety requirements under one service provider.

This Lot covers:

  • External fire protection
  • Fire alarms and emergency lighting
  • Fire suppression
  • Passive fire protection

The framework is free to access for any publicly funded body and you’ll benefit from our advice and guidance at every stage of the process.

Award Options

Direct Award

Customers are able to Direct Award to the top ranked supplier on this Lot providing that your requirement is within the scope of the framework. In exceptional cases, you are able to direct award outside of number 1 with a strong justification. If you’d like to speak to us about this in more detail please get in touch.

How long will this take me?

A direct award will take approximately 3-4 weeks depending on your internal approval processes. Learn more about the process here – Direct Award Process. 

Mini Competition

You’re also able to run a mini-competition to call off this framework. You’ll be able to use your own specification and cost model. You can also choose your own cost / quality split and quality questions. All pricing submitted by contractors must be linked to the framework.

How long will this take me?

Once you have your specification and cost model ready, the tender process takes approximately 6-8 weeks, depending on your internal approval processes. Learn more about the process here – Mini Tender Process. 

Accessing this Framework

Who can access this framework?

Any publically funded body can use this framework – access is not limited to SEC Members alone. Full details can be found here.

Is there a cost to access? 

There is no access fee to use this framework. A levy % dependant on whether you are a guest or member is collected directly from the contractor once a call off contract is awarded. This percentage will never be more than 1.5% for Members and 2% for Guests.

What are frameworks?

Learn more about how frameworks work and how our sector uses them.

Framework Tender

In the evaluation of bidders for this framework, a cost / quality ratio was used rather than the traditional cost / quality evaluation method. The aim of using the cost / quality ratio as the evaluation approach for this framework was to measure quality and then calculate the quality as a function of price to measure overall Value for Money (VFM). You can learn more about the cost/quality ratio and how we used it here. 

More detail on the cost and quality elements assessed for each type of works can be found below –

Next Steps

Ready to use this framework?

Please contact us today. Our Procurement team will support you with your requirements.

Have some further questions?

Check out our FAQs page here. Or contact a member of the team today – we’re happy to help.

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