We recognise that sometimes it is necessary to use external contractors to get best value and quality. Getting quotes or even identifying suitable candidates can be costly and time consuming ranging from £5k even for a simple “three quotes” to £15k for a tender process which can easily treble for EU tendering. Using high quality, fully compliant frameworks is a valuable route to saving both time and money and allowing Estates and FM teams to focus resource on priorities. As part of our support for Members, HFC has been looking at options to make sourcing these contractors quicker and easier whilst also securing high quality and value for money. As a result of our market analysis, HFC has joined forces with Fusion21, an established public sector procurement organisation well versed in the challenges facing the repairs and maintenance community.

Fusion21 has already gained a reputation for providing comprehensive, compliant services to the Housing sector – now they are making available their considerable catalogue of frameworks and services to the NHS through a partnership with HFC. This means HFC members can access the Fusion21 frameworks and services at the HFC discounted rate and be able to “direct award” work in a fully compliant manner.

The full portfolio can be accessed from the Fusion21 website.

For more information, contact us via our enquiry form or call us on 01327 227166.