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Wates secures position on SEC framework

Housing maintenance provider, Wates Living Space, has been appointed to the South East Consortium (SEC) Internal & External Building Works Framework.

Set to run for four years, the framework offers public sector organisations OJEU-compliant access to a range of planned maintenance services, offering customers the options of either mini-tender or direct award.

The appointment has seen Wates Living Space secure positions on five lots under the framework including:

  • Lot 1b: Major Refurbishments over £1m
  • Lot 2: Kitchens & Bathrooms
  • Lot 3: Windows & Doors
  • Lot 4a & 4b: Flat & Pitched Roofing

Of these, Wates Living Space ranked first on price and quality combined for Lot 1b, Lot 2 and Lots 4a & 4b. First rank enables clients to appoint Wates Living Space directly without the need for a further competition from the framework.

Marc Baines, Managing Director of SEC, commented: “We’re delighted for Wates and look forward to building a great working relationship with them on behalf of our Members.  The outgoing framework saw £111 million of contract awards – so this is a fantastic opportunity with a new model to see if we can deliver even more savings for the sector and beyond.”

Through SEC’s Internal & External Building Works Framework, customers can save an estimated six months in the procurement of maintenance services.


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