Compliance in procurement and its pivotal role in the sector

Consortium Procurement has been offering procurement services to the public sector for more than 20 years. Our experience tells us that this process can be daunting and fraught with uncertainties.

As leaders in the public sector for procurement services, compliance is a key priority for us and we ensure that our framework agreements are fully compliant with EU and UK procurement regulations.

Our wide ranging portfolio of frameworks offers solutions – from Housing and Asset Management to Independent Living and to Tenancy Sustainability. Our procurement team has paid special attention when developing our frameworks to ensure the specifications are compliant with procurement regulations and relevant industry standards.

Those frameworks are:

  • Heating Services (Domestic & Commercial) – we have secured our members with a compliant route to procure their gas requirements under our Heating Services framework. Members are required to comply with the Gas Safety Regulations 1998 which has been covered in this framework.
  • Passenger Lifts – this framework has been designed to provide our members with a flexible and cost-effective route to procuring Installation, Maintenance or Consultancy services for the Passenger Lifts, Stair lifts and Escalators. The framework has been developed in line with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER).
  • Asbestos Management Services – The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR) cover work with all types of asbestos containing material. Our members have specific duties placed upon them under these regulations as “duty holders” or employers, and as landlords. For local authorities and social housing providers, this can have a substantial effect on the management of their buildings, premises and properties.
  • Legionella and Water Treatment Services – this framework is fully compliant with the HSE Guidance HSG274 and The Legionella Control Association (LCA) Codes of Conduct enabling anybody with responsibility for hot and cold water systems to endure they are serviced and maintained properly.

Louise Chase, Procurement Manager at Consortium Procurement said: “In the increasingly litigious market we find ourselves in, it is vital that organisations comply with the relevant procurement and industry requirements for any activity they undertake. We do nothing but our best to ensure our frameworks fully comply with the 2015 public contract regulations and relevant industry standards.”

If you would like to understand more about our portfolio of frameworks or if you have any questions, you can give us a call on 0191 566 1000 or drop us an email on solutions@consortiumprocurement.org.uk