In total, 18 of the 26 contractors now appointed to the framework are defined as SMEs, based on the standard classification of having less than 250 employees, an annual turnover below £50 million and gross assets of less than £12.5 million. This is equivalent to almost 70% of the total.
In each geographic region, the framework has been broken down into 13 individual lots covering services ranging from energy performance certification to domestic and commercial gas servicing and from the installation of renewables to architectural services. An SME contractor topped the shortlist in nine of the 13 lots.
PfH Scotland members using the new framework to procure heating services will benefit from a comprehensive service solution provided by PfH Scotland. This covers everything from initial project engagement through to performance monitoring and contract management.
Further information about the EESSH heating services procurement framework, including a full list of all shortlisted contractors across the 12 individual lots can be accessed here.