Public sector framework specialist LHC has extended its schools and community buildings framework by an extra three months. This follows on from a delay in the retendering procedure cause by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Schools and Communty Buildings (SCB2) framework, which covers new build, extension and associated works for school, community, healthcare and emergency services buildings, will be extended for a further three months, expiring on 30 September 2021.
This framework will help local authorities, social landlords and other public bodies source suppliers for new-build projects as well as extension, refurbishment and associated works with a design service, including architectural services, mechanical and electrical services design, and structural and civil engineering design.
Later in the year, LHC will launch its Public Buildings and Infrastructure (PB3) framework, which builds on the outgoing SCB2 framework and will also cover infrastructure works. The new PB3 framework is worth up to £750 million in England, £750 million in Scotland and £100 million in Wales.
The framework can be used by public sector organisations to procure services for a range of educational, healthcare and community buildings. It can also be used for some residential properties when the building is a part of a mixed-use development which is being converted for residential use, or for delivering student accommodation.
More information on the companies appointed to the PB3 framework will be announced shortly. Contracting authorities interested in procuring using these frameworks are being encouraged to contact their local LHC regional hub.