K7 - Manufacture and Supply of Domestic Kitchens and Associated Products
Main contract details
Deadline date has been extended to 07/06/2022 at 12pm.
This opportunity is a national framework listed by LHC on behalf of:
Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA)
Consortium Procurement Construction (CPC)
Welsh Procurement Alliance (WPA)
South West Procurement Alliance (SWPA)
LHC is seeking interest from suitable organisations for our Manufacture and Supply of Domestic Kitchens and Associated Products (K7)
This procurement exercise is to establish a replacement to our successful K6 - Kitchen Supply framework. the scope of this framework will be the manufacture and supply of high quality domestic kitchens, worktops, and associated products which should be suitable for use in both public sector housing and non-housing buildings throughout England, Wales and Scotland.
Building on our existing K6 framework, with K7 we are focusing on enhancing the supply of affordable and quality kitchen ranges including, inclusive (disability) ranges.
The framework is based on manufacture and supply only, there is no installation element expected to be delivered through this framework.
Please note as part of the bid assessment process LHC intend to carry out a scored factory visit at the main manufacturing location for the products that will be supplied by the bidder for this framework.
During the tender period organisations that express their intention to bid for this opportunity will be requested the details of their factory location to enable LHC to plan the number and locations of likely factory visits to be carried out.
Bidders will need to be able to provide a high level of service to undertake surveys, provide advice and guidance to clients, provide product design information, and quotation at pre supply phase of all kitchen cabinets, worktops, and associated products
Bidders will be required to provide a range of kitchen units, worktops, taps, sinks, handles, and associated kitchen products.
A three-tier banding of kitchen units and associated products will be implemented as Affordable, Premium, and Luxury ranges, reflecting different cost points of the products and taking into consideration that premium and luxury kitchens may have additional style options such as cornice, pelmets, under cupboard lighting, soft closers, colour matched units, additional storage solutions etc.
Bidders will be required to demonstrate their ability to provide all 3 quality ranges in a variety of door finishes and styles, with a fixed pricing for all styles under each quality range.
In addition to the standard kitchens, where available Bidders will be able to supply a range of inclusive kitchens (disability range) for tenants with additional needs. These adaptions will include worktop adaptions, wall units with variable height access, base units for wheelchair entry and white goods that are user friendly for tenants with additional needs.
Where available, Bidders will be able to offer a range of white goods and cooking equipment (hobs and ovens) in line with relative energy efficiency rating system introduced on 01/03/2021, these are to be of a reputable brand also with the availability of parts in the event of repair.
In addition to the supply of kitchens, if requested bidders also need to be able to provide support services to clients using the framework:
• Survey, design and advice services
• Mood boards and sample products to aid tenant design selection
• Assistance with tenant design choice sessions
• User guide for materials
The framework is to be tendered under 2 lots:
Lot 1: Domestic Kitchens
Lot 2: Domestic Kitchens - Supported Businesses
For the Scotland region only, LHC have introduced a Lot 2.
The requirement of Lot 2 is identical to that as set out in Lot 1; however this lot is reserved for bidders who are considered a Supported Business.
This reservation is being implemented by LHC in accordance with Regulation 21 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015. In accordance with the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015, a supported business is considered to be an economic operator whose main aim is the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons and where at least 30% of the employees of the economic operator are disabled or disadvantaged persons. For clarity, only organisations that are classified as a supported business will be able to bid for Lot 2, and this will be for delivery within the Scotland region only.
All other bidders should apply under Lot 1.
List and brief description of conditions:
Health and Safety
Bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent), accredited independent third-party certificate of compliance in accordance with ISO 45001 (or equivalent) or have, within the last 12 months, successfully met the assessment requirements of a construction-related scheme in registered membership of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) forum
UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third-party certificate of compliance with BS EN ISO 14001 (or equivalent) or a valid EMAS (or equivalent) certificate.
UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third-party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001 (or equivalent)
Evidence of Compliance with Equality Act 2010 Bidders will be required to evidence through a number of confirmatory statements they are compliant with the Equality Act 2010 and have measures in place to promote equality and diversity within their organisation.
Minimum warranty bidders are required to have for Lots 1 and Lots 2
Kitchen Cabinets / Carcass: 5 Years
Doors & Drawer Fronts : 5 Years
Ironmongery & Accessories :5 Years
Worktops : 5 Years
Minimum average annual turnover requirement for bidders (over 4 previous years trading) for each lot is 300,000 GBP.
Insurance requirements for bidders for Lot 1 and Lot 2
Liability Insurance 5,000,000 GBP
Public Liability Insurance 5,000,000 GBP
Product Liability Insurance 1,000,000 GBP
Further to the issue of the Manufacture and Supply of Domestic Kitchens and Associated Products (K7) LHC will be hosting a webinar on 06/04/2022 at 11am. We will introduce the tender package and procurement process to support organisations who have expressed an interest in the tender.
To register for this event please click the Eventbrite link below:
Bidders are encouraged to refer to the ITT document for full details.
Expression of interest window
From 22/03/2022 13:00 to 07/06/2022 12:00