FOUR firms have won places on a new framework from the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) worth £30 million to supply the public sector across the country.
CCG (Scotland), C R Smith Manufacturing, Sidey Solutions, and Sovereign Group have secured places on the PVC-U and Timber Windows and Doors Framework (WD2).
WD2 covers manufacture, supply, and installation of PVC-U, timber, and aluminium-clad windows and doors to local authorities, social landlords, and other public sector bodies and allows organisations to source products and end-to-end design services for both residential and non-residential projects.
It builds on previous frameworks for supply of windows and doors from LHC, by offering increased product variety and assesses suppliers for improved u-values, acoustic performance, durability, and lifecycle costs.
Dean Fazackerley, LHC head of technical procurement, said, “While PVC-U remains a core product and choice for many, sustainability requirements are making timber and aluminium clad timber a more popular choice for windows and doors, which is why we have brought all three materials together for ease of supply to the public sector.
“The updated Building Regulations 2022 came into force across Scotland from 1 June this year – with part 3 from 1 October 2022 – meaning any new domestic buildings must now make a 32% reduction in carbon emissions, with 27% in non-domestic. This, as well as the new Part L identifying key areas for improved fuel and energy conservation, means clients looking to source products that support them in meeting their legal requirements.
“WD2 does just that, through a pre-approved pool of companies that meet these standards. This framework will also help social landlords and public sector organisations look beyond the horizon and prepare to meet future standards of homebuilding.”