Contractors sought for £20m Scottish public sector building maintenance and compliance framework


BUILDING maintenance and compliance experts are being invited to apply to be part of a £20 million framework to support public sector organisations in asset management across Scotland.

Consultancies and contractors have until 16 March to apply to be part of the ASC1 (Asset Safety and Compliance) Framework, delivered by LHC.

Designed to help the public sector meet building life safety and maintenance government guidelines and legal responsibilities, ASC1 will provide a full suite of asset safety and compliance services.

LHC is welcoming applications for property protection and associated services; asbestos management; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning-related services; water testing, treatment and management; and electrical testing and relevant support.

The framework is worth up to £100 million in England, £20 million in Scotland and £15 million in Wales. It covers all five LHC Group business units including Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) in Scotland.

Dean Fazackerley, head of technical procurement at LHC, said, “This framework has been developed in direct response to our discussions with housing associations, local authorities, schools and healthcare clients, who expressed a need for long-term compliance-related expertise to help them meet asset maintenance and management requirements.

“We are now looking for contractors and consultants to apply to be part of ASC1’s pool of specialists the public sector can draw upon. We’d encourage experts in property protection, asbestos removal, water testing and maintenance, gas safety and heating systems, ventilation and air conditioning systems, and electrical testing to apply.

“This framework groups several specialisms together in a bid to encourage more collaboration across the marketplace. We hope will increase the visibility of companies on the framework and open more opportunities for public sector contracts, especially for regional suppliers and SMEs.”

Tender documents are available at LHC’s eTendering Portal, A tender briefing webinar on Wednesday 8 February is also open for registrations via the Portal.