Windows and doors contractors seeking new opportunities can now register their interest and get involved with early market consultation for a new framework that will be issued later this year
The windows and doors framework – which provides PVC-u products (U11) and timber products (T5) as individual workstreams within a single framework – is from procurement specialist LHC.
The framework will be available to public sector bodies for both residential and non-residential projects.
U11 and T5 builds on existing frameworks and will offer enhanced performance in preparation for the interim uplift to Part L regulations, and the full Future Homes Standard regulations expected in 2025.
In total, three workstreams are anticipated to be available within the windows and doors framework: timber and PVC-u windows and doors with enhanced performance options, and a third to cover aluminium-clad timber windows, which is a new dedicated workstream.
‘Helping public sector clients’
Dean Fazackerley, head of technical procurement, said: “Our windows and doors frameworks are always popular, and we expect interest in timber to continue to increase as sustainability requirements develop.
“It’s also essential that these new frameworks will help our public sector clients to meet the forthcoming, enhanced Part L regulations and the Future Homes Standard, so we’ll be looking for evidence of product performance from tendering contractors, with emphasis on u-values, durability and lifecycle costs.”
LHC is currently in the planning stage and is looking to engage with interested parties to further refine the framework ahead of tender documents being released later this year.
LHC encourages anyone interested in tendering to register their interest in the project via the eTendering portal, and also to register to take part in one of three briefing webinars being held on Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 July.
To register your interest in either or both of the U11 and T5 frameworks, find out how to register for the webinars and to receive further updates, head to the Proactis page.