PUBLIC SECTOR framework specialist LHC has extended its Pitched Roofing framework after construction work has been delayed by the pandemic.
The PR3 Pitched Roofing and Associated Products Framework covers the supply and installation of pitched roof coverings by specialist roofing contractors, will be extended for a further 12 months, expiring on 30 June 2021.
The LHC framework helps local authorities, social landlords and other public bodies source specialist roofing contractors to help with the removal, surveying, design, supply and installation of pitched roofing systems and associated components, as well as scaffolding and associated building works.
Mij Rahman, Director of Procurement at LHC, said:
“This has been a very successful framework to date which has delivered essential roofing works for our clients.
“The current coronavirus outbreak has significantly affected the construction sector in delivering and tendering for new work. LHC has taken the decision not to issue tender documentation for the replacement framework at this time when the sector would not be able to respond.
“Instead, the issue will be delayed until the autumn when it is expected things will be in a more steady state. To ensure we continue to provide robust, good value roofing framework until the new framework is available, the PR3 framework will be extended for an additional year.”
“This additional time will allow us to carry out pre-tender discussions with clients, potential suppliers and the broader market to help inform the scope and key requirements for the re-tender exercise, with the aim to launch a new framework covering all roofing systems in 2021.
”Next year, LHC will be combining the PR3 Framework with its FR2 Flat Roofing Framework which currently expires in March 2021. Further information on the pre-tender engagement for the combined RS4 Roofing Systems Framework will be shared shortly.