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AEFM awarded place on national M&E maintenance framework

Facilities management service provider, AEFM, has secured a place on Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC)’s Mechanical & Electrical Maintenance Services’ Framework.

The scope of the Framework Agreement contract covers 14 regions throughout the UK, streamlining the procurement process for mechanical and electrical maintenance services for nearly 10,000 of its members. This not only supports AEFM’s strategic growth plans but further expands its presence within the education and government sectors.

AEFM has extensive experience of delivering M&E maintenance services within both mainstream and specialist primary, secondary, higher, and further educational establishments such as Multi-Academy Trusts, Schools, Colleges, and Universities as well as multi-location government and commercial office estates. AEFM says its teams understand emphatically the importance of stringent vetting and safeguarding procedures within educational settings (in line with the Department for Education’s KCSIE Statutory Guidance) to ensure the safety of vulnerable students.

As part of the Framework, CPC members will have access to AEFM’s national and regional network of fully qualified, locally based mobile gas fitters, electricians, plumbers, air conditioning and multi-skilled engineers. Its engineers all hold relevant professional qualifications and undergo continual professional development through its Learning Academy to ensure competence, compliance, and safe working practices at all times.

All CPC members will be fully supported by AEFM’s regional managers and will have access to its client portal for accurate performance reporting information and complete transparency of all the activities its teams are carrying out on their behalf. AEFM’s 24/7 Service Desk ensures a swift response to any reactive or emergency service requirements so as to maintain continuity in essential building services.

Andy Erskine, Chief Executive Officer said: “This Framework presents a significant and exciting opportunity for us. Our business has grown substantially in recent years and a number of significant new contract awards has enabled us to recruit more engineers in a variety of different roles and disciplines to support our rapidly growing national client portfolio.

“This has seen an increase in our numbers of multi-skilled, electrical, mechanical and fire safety engineers, technicians, and handypersons as well as a healthy number of apprentices who are making great progress within our Apprenticeship scheme. This has increased not only our capabilities, but our capacity to fully support our clients on a national basis and we are really looking forward to working with all the members within the CPC Framework.”

Keeley Blackburn, Framework Manager for CPC commented: “It is really important for our members to engage with service partners who understand the unique requirements of delivering maintenance services within an educational setting. This requires a flexible, adaptable, highly responsive service model with robust staff vetting and safeguarding procedures, where maintenance services are delivered discretely in accordance with HSE and statutory requirements to ensure student safety.”

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