Our Cleaning, Clearance & Grounds Maintenance Framework has been designed to help public sector organisations with your estate cleaning programmes.

Our Cleaning, Clearance and Grounds Maintenance Framework connects you to 5 experienced contractors. Services they deliver include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Cleaning – general needs, Homes for Older People Schemes (HOPS) and voids, pathways and parking areas, window cleaning, etc.
  • Clearance – bulk waste removal, clearing bin chute blockages, bin store cleaning and disinfection, etc.
  • Grounds Maintenance – litter picking, leaf clearance, weed killing and grass cutting, etc.
Framework details: Contract Notices: 
FTS Ref: 2023/S 000-001743 Contract Notice
Awarded: 01/11/2023 Contract Award Notice
Duration:  3 years with 1 year extension.

Award Options

Direct Award

Customers are able to Direct Award to any contractor on the Lot regardless of ranking. To do this you must have a justifiable reason for going outside of rank 1. You will not need to ask those ranked before your preferred supplier to step aside. 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.

How do I access this framework?

If your organisation is already a SEC Member then you will not need to sign an additional Access Agreement. You’re already signed up.
If your organisation is new to SEC, and would like to use our frameworks as a non-member then you will need to sign our Access Agreement. You’ll only need to sign this once and you’ll receive access to all our Frameworks and DPS’s – even ones we procure in the future. You can view a draft agreement here – DRAFT Access Agreement (Non-Members).

What are frameworks?

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

Accessing this Framework

The cost and quality elements of each tender was evaluated at 30% cost and 70% quality. More detail on this 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.