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The framework will support the design and delivery of energy efficiency measures. Credit: Place North West

Fusion21 launches £750m retrofitting framework 

Dan Whelan

The Prescot-based procurement and social value enterprise is seeking contractors to upgrade commercial and residential buildings owned by the public sector over the next four years. 

Fusion21’s £750m national Decarbonisation Framework, which will launch in January, aims to meet the decarbonisation requirements of housing associations, local authorities, NHS trusts, and education providers. 

The framework will support the design and delivery of energy efficiency measures, combining contracts that can deliver thermal fabric improvements, heating and renewables, power and building management systems. 

Contractors can bid for two a place on two lots: 

  • Lot 1      Whole-house decarbonisation – worth up to £500m 
  • Lot 2      Decarbonisation of public and education buildings – worth up to £250m 

Lot 1 will provide solutions for whole house retrofit – including fabric insulation, ventilation, renewable technologies, and improvement works. 

Lot 2 has been designed to provide a ‘whole building approach’ to non-domestic buildings in UK. This will include fabric, renewables, building management system and controls, and improvements works. 

Providing geographical coverage across the UK down to a regional and local level, the framework is also suitable for housing associations and local authorities benefiting from any public sector funding, such as phase three of the Local Authority Decarbonisation Scheme. 

Call-off options enable either a direct award, in order to meet tight project delivery timescales, or further competition. 

Peter Francis, director of operations at Fusion21, said: “There is an increased focus on energy efficiency in the public sector, and our members are working hard to deliver against a zero-carbon agenda. This framework builds upon the renewable and energy efficient solutions we already have available, offering a combination of works on a much larger scale. 

Interested parties can fill out the tender documents to apply. 

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