Following a competitive tender process, 16 specialist firms – 56% of them SMEs, have secured a place on the framework, which covers painting, decorating, and repair works for the public sector to access – including housing associations, local authorities, NHS Trusts, blue light organisations, and education providers. The framework offers services including internal, external, and associated works.
Peter Francis, Executive director of Operations at Fusion21, said: “This refreshed framework has been developed in response to member and supply chain feedback, and will support the continued delivery of cost-effective cyclical repairs and decoration programmes across the public sector. It offers sector-specific specifications and supplier lists to meet the particular requirements of Fusion21 members, whether this is social housing, health sector, education sector, or wider public sector. Works include not only pre-paint repairs and internal and external decoration, but also specialist coatings and heritage works for the public sector.”
He continued: “In addition to working with a team of technical procurement experts, Fusion21 members accessing this offer will benefit from a compliant and efficient route to market, flexible call-off options – including direct award, and geographical coverage across the UK, down to a regional and local level.”
Following a competitive tender process, all appointed suppliers were evaluated based on quality, environmental credentials, and health and safety. They were also required to demonstrate the appropriate insurance coverage to mitigate risks to the public, property, and organisations.
Successful suppliers appointed to Fusion21’s national Painting, Decorating, and Associated Repairs Framework:
A Connolly Limited.
Alfred Bagnall & Sons (North).
Bell Decorating Group.
Diamond Decorators (UK).
George Jones & Son (Contractors).
Hankinson Whittle Programmed.
Michael Donaghy (P&D).
MITIE Property Services (UK).
Mulalley & Company.
Novus Property Solutions.
The AD Construction Group (Architectural Decorators).
Trident Maintenance Services.
Fusion21 is a national social enterprise ‘specialising in efficient and impactful public sector procurement and social value services’. To date, the organisation says it has saved its members over £308 million through the procurement process, created over 9,600 employment outcomes, and generated more than £136 million in social impact.