28th September 2020

NEUPC has launched it’s newest agreement, Floor Coverings which is available to members of SUPC. This is the first time that the HE Sector has collaborated on a framework that covers both supply only and supply, fit and maintenance. The tender was supported by expert evaluators from within member institutions to deliver a framework with strong market coverage in the supply base. This will enable institutions to make direct contact with leaders in specialist flooring areas, some of which are not available on pre-existing framework agreements.

Lot 1 is a national lot for Supply Only and has attracted a wide range of specialist manufacturers and distributors who have provided preferential rates for the HE Sector. Lot 2, covering supply, fit and maintenance, was heavily regionalised to achieve a blend of high quality local and national fitters.  The flooring products within scope of both lots are primary and secondary entrance matting, carpet tile, broadloom carpet, roll vinyl, safety vinyl, acoustic vinyl, vinyl tile, linoleum, static control flooring, rubber flooring, laminate flooring and vinyl – sports flooring.

The framework will run for 4 years, until September 2024.

Suppliers awarded to Lot 1 (Supply Only) are:

For Lot 2: Supply, Fit and Maintenance, the lot is split into various regions based on Institution postcode.  For the full details or regions and postcode mapping, please see the Buyers Guide available on HE Contracts

With flexible call off mechanisms and strong KPIs included in the contract to ensure high supplier performance, the framework also provides compliance checks against health and safety and product quality legislation and all suppliers have been tested on their sustainability credentials and will continue to do so linked to reviews.

Full details of the agreement, including the Buyers Guide, pricing information and supplier contact details can be found on HE Contracts
Any questions regarding this framework, please contact Taron Smith, Assistant Category Manager.