This Lot covers the installation and maintenance of Communal Air Source Heat Pumps. It’s been split into three sub lots to accommodate a range of suppliers. We’ve included the ‘Combined’ sub-lot for customers who’d like a contract with one supplier to cover both the installation and maintenance of the technologies.


This sub-lot covers the design and installation of Air Source Heat Pumps for heating and hot water services in communal dwellings.

What’s included in the design service? – This is a service provided each contractor on this lot. Customers are able to engage the contractor to complete the design service before moving on to use the same provider to carry our the surveys, installation, commissioning, handover and monitoring of the heat pumps.


This sub-lot covers the maintenance of Air Source Heat Pumps for heating and hot water services in communal dwellings. The contractor will undertake all required maintenance services and include all requirements for ASHP technologies, heating controls and heating system replacement maintenance requirements.


Combined works – installation and maintenance

This sub-lot has been designed for customers that would like one contractor to deliver the deign, installation and maintenance of their Air Source Heat Pumps and associated technologies.


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.

To access this framework compliantly you’ll need to sign a copy of our access agreement. You can download a template version of the agreement here – Zero Carbon Authorising Agreement (Members) and Zero Carbon Authorising Agreement (Guests). 

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.

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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