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Fire Safety Equipment, Fire Alarms, Suppression Systems and Associated Services

Starting Date
01/05/2024
Ending Date
30/04/2026
Extended End Date
30/04/2028
Tender Reference
EFM2054 NE
Description

The purpose of the Framework Agreement is to provide members with a one stop shop for their Fire Safety and Detection requirements. 

The framework is separated into 4 lots and will act as a route to market for any members with a requirement for the following types of fire safety goods and associated services. Please note this list is not exhaustive. 

Lot 1 – Fire Equipment Supply and Maintenance

Fire Extinguishers (portable), Fire Blankets, Fire Buckets, Hose Reels, First Aid Equipment, Fire Safety Signs, Escape and Evacuation Equipment, Storage and Protection Equipment, Door Furniture, Fire Doors

Lot 2 – Fire Safety Inspections, Fire Risk Assessment & Consultation and Fire Safety Training 

Fire Risk Assessments, Fire Door Survey and Inspections, Fire Safety Training, Fire Safety Management Consultancy

Lot 3 – Fire Safety  Prevention Detection, Alarms and Suppression Systems

 Fire Alarm Systems, Conventional, Addressable and Analogue Addressable (Hard wired / Wireless systems), Detector Devices (Ionisation, Optical, Heat, Flame, Carbon, Multi) Fire Suppression Systems (Sprinkler, Water mist, Dry & Wet Risers) Fire Dampers, Refuge and Rescue Systems, Manual call points, Warning System/Bell Relays, Door Holder Relays, Auxiliary (Control Function) Relays, Loop Sounders, Automatic Opening Vent (service and testing), Emergency Escape Lighting.

Lot 4 – Fire Safety, Fire Alarms, Suppression Systems and Associated Services Complete Solution *Excluding Fire Safety Inspections, Fire Risk Assessment & Consultation and Fire Safety Training 

This is a one stop shop where suppliers provide products and services that are covered by the scope of Lots 1 and 3 of this framework – Fire safety equipment and Fire Detection, Alarms and Suppression systems as a complete service and goods provision. Note- this Lot will not include the scope of Lot 2 of this framework.

Please note due to the way the CPC Quote tool and Esourcing cloud work, all suppliers are listed against each lot. Only those suppliers within the relevant region can apply to your opportunity advertised.

Benefits

    1.      Full compliance with all relevant legislation and technical standards - All framework contractors are compliant with the principal pieces of legislation which govern fire safety in the UK. Furthermore, all goods, works and services supplied to users will be delivered in accordance with all relevant British, European and international Standards for fire safety systems or products.

    2.      Users of this framework can benefit from the technical support and guidance of industry experts with a proven track record of delivering economical and robust solutions for the education sector and technical guidance and support of experts. - Users of this framework may lack the in-house expertise or technical skill to determine the most appropriate fire safety system options for their institution.

    3.      Regional Sub-Lotting - Social Value - The framework has been sub-lotted by region for a number of reasons. Breaking down frameworks into distinct smaller regions gives better opportunities to SME's and will ensure that the social value benefits generated from a project are retained within the region. Equally working with locally based contractors allows for a more quality driven and responsive service from framework contractors.

    4.      Support and assistance from CPC Contract Manager - Users of this framework will be supported and assisted by a dedicated contract manager to resolve any queries and issues that arise during the course of the agreement.

    5.      Compliant With Public Contract Regulations 2015 - Users with a fire safety requirement with a total value in excess of the procurement threshold can be assured that this framework is fully compliant with all relevant regulations.


How to Use

Further Competition 

All the suppliers appointed to the framework agreement must be invited to submit responses to the Member’s further-competition tender document. The original framework agreement Evaluation Criteria should be applied in the further-competition tender document.  

Desktop Exercise 

If time is of the essence and Members are comfortable with the terms of the proposed call-off contract, and these do not require amendment or supplementary conditions, Members may use a desktop calculator to amend the criterion by up to 20 percentage points to reflect their local requirements. 

Direct Award

Direct Award can be used where the framework agreement sets out all the terms governing the provision of the required Goods and/or Services. Members are required to contract directly with the first ranked supplier 

Get a Quote

The CPC Quote Tool makes it easy to perform and manage a further competition exercise on this Framework. It's free to use for all our members and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on purchases that fall below £214,904.00

Get a Quote

If your purchase exceeds £214,904.00, the CPC Sourcing Cloud is available that complies with the regulations to allow electronic tender returns whilst still being free to use for our members. Find out more about the CPC Sourcing Cloud.

Direct Award

Direct award is best suited to procurements such as (but not limited to):

  • Low value / low complexity requirements
  • Where goods or services are exclusive to one supplier / provider
  • Continuity or additions to existing goods or services
  • Urgent / one-off requirements

Make a Direct Award

Framework Lots
Associated Documentation
  • Mini Competition Checklist
    It is recommended that members utilise this checklist when undertaking a mini-competition process to maximise the likelihood of obtaining a satisfactory quantity and quality of bid responses from suppliers
  • Framework User Guide Essential
    This is required reading if you are considering using this framework. It tells you everything you need to know about the panel of providers, eligibility, running the mini-competition process, and evaluating bids.
Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this Framework is NEUPC.

James Riley

Senior Procurement Officer

[email protected]

0161 974 0945