Responsive Materials - Merchants

Responsive Materials - Merchants

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Start Date:

March 2017

End Date:

February 2021

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Lot Structure


The framework is specifically designed with flexibility in mind to provide a broad range of materials predominantly to support the responsive maintenance of housing stock. The materials can be supplied using a range of different methods to suit the customer including counter service, delivery, van stocks and managed stores.

We actively support you using this framework and provide ongoing support throughout the term of the contract, including commercial control of on-catalogue product pricing, and through the provision of insightful Management Information to interrogate product and operative spend to ensure true long-term best value is preserved beyond the initial contract award.

The Lots this framework contains are:

  • General Building
  • Plumbing & Heating
  • Electrical
  • Multi Category
  • Customer Specific Requirement

The framework is national but is structured to enable regional SME merchant suppliers to participate within different regions.

The framework is also supported through our evolving Materials DPS Framework and our Planned Materials framework enabling us to strike even better deals for key products through your selected Merchant supply partner.

Call Off Mechanism

There are 2 call off routes under the Framework, these are:

Direct Selection:

This is a simple mechanism that allows you to select Suppliers on the relevant lot without having to undertake a separate tender based on the framework rates to determine the most economically advantageous offer for your requirements, subject to capability/capacity assessment. This method is most suitable for works that are similar to that described in the overall framework at tender.

Mini Competition:

Where all eligible Suppliers capable of carrying out the work from the relevant lot are invited to tender. The ITT will set out the criteria to be used to determine the most economically advantageous tender detailing the questions, scoring mechanism, weighting and timescale. Once the Suppliers have priced the materials and submitted the required answers to the quality questions, EN can analyse the submissions and produce an award recommendation report for the Client to review/accept.

For more information, click here to download a brochure.

Framework Contact

Carl Bairstow


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