The procurement frameworks are designed to support housing associations, local authorities and the wider public sector across the UK and Northern Ireland, with a range of reactive works and services – from out-of-hours reactive emergency repairs, and major void improvements to call handling services on a 24/7or out-of-hours basis.
Connaire McGreevy, Managing Director and founder of the Warrenpoint facilities management company, said, “It was an extremely rigorous procedure but we are delighted to have been selected by Fusion21, for local delivery in Northern Ireland – and pleased to be one of only 37 highly skilled firms appointed.
“Our public sector clients often request additional work to be carried out and these frameworks give them and other NI public sector bodies, a fast and compliant method of getting us to site, to deliver improvement and maintenance works.”
Peter Francis, Director of Operations at Fusion21, said, “Having listened to the views and experiences of our members, these national frameworks bring a modern, dynamic solution for procuring responsive repairs and void arrangements and can integrate both planned work and responsive programmes into one package when required.
“We’re delighted to have appointed a variety of firms to the frameworks – including CTS Projects Ltd – following a rigorous selection process.”’
Fusion21 frameworks are run by technical specialists and only feature pre-qualified, accredited suppliers. They allow OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) compliant contracts to be entered into by any of Northern Ireland’s public sector bodies via a direct award or a mini-tender competition. Fusion21 can either be involved in the full process, or allow CTS Projects and the public sector body to engage directly.
Connaire added, “Members benefit from greater cost efficiencies in addition to being able to call off separate lots for contract spend below and over £1million per year.
“What is also important for CTS Projects is that at a time of such uncertainty surrounding Brexit, Fusion21 still embeds ‘social value’ at the heart of every contract.”
Fusion21 provides procurement services and OJEU compliant frameworks to the public sector. To date the firm has saved its members more than £177 million through the procurement process, created more than 5,000 jobs and generated £76 million of social value.
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