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Are your properties gas-ready for the winter?

With winter knocking on our doors, it’s vital for public organisations who own or manage properties,  to have their gas appliances serviced and safety checked to prepare them for the cold months. Winter weather highlights how much we rely on gas to keep us warm, cook our meals and provide hot water.

We realise the pressure landlords face having to comply with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998; therefore we offer an easy-to-access, effective and fully compliant route to procuring their gas requirements. Our framework for Heating Systems provides a flexible and thorough specification that would cover a range of works and services, and varying member organisation needs from a contract perspective.

In order to offer full flexibility of works and services to member organisations, and to reflect the make-up of the market place, the framework agreement offers 6 lots; 3 of which cover domestic requirements and 3 covering commercial requirements:

  • Lot 1: Servicing, Maintenance, Repair, Refurbishment and necessary ad-hoc replacements for Domestic Heating Systems
  • Lot 2: Installations of Domestic Heating Systems via capital investment scheme(s)
  • Lot 3: Consultancy and Auditing Services in relation to Domestic Heating Systems
  • Lot 4: Servicing, Maintenance, Repair, Refurbishment and necessary ad-hoc replacements for Commercial Heating Systems
  • Lot 5: Installation of Commercial Heating Systems via capital investment scheme(s)
  • Lot 6: Consultancy and Quality Audits in relation to Commercial Heating Systems

We have appointed 19 of the most renowned gas and heating providers to our framework securing top quality service for members utilising the framework. All 19 supply partners have been rigorously tested proving high quality performance and deep understanding and professionalism in their subject areas.

All of our framework agreements and fully EU and UK Directive compliant and deliver value for money and peace of mind. We offer flexible specifications to meet members’ specific requirements and we act as a first point of call, should members experience any difficulties while utilising their contracts.

If you would like to receive more information about this framework, please contact the Consortium Procurement team on 0191 511 1173 or email us at solutions@consortiumprourement.org.uk

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Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2017, taking place 18th – 24th September.

Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.

Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.

Landlords are legally responsible for the safety of their tenants. Landlords should make sure maintenance and annual safety checks on gas appliances are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Our framework for Heating Systems assists our members in complying with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations and in delivering safe accommodation to their customers, employees and the general public.

If you’re a landlord, you are legally obliged to make sure:

  • Pipe-work, appliances and flues provided for tenants are maintained in a safe condition.
  • All appliances and flues provided for tenants use have an annual safety check. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk.
  • Maintenance and annual safety checks are carried out by an engineer registered with Gas Safe Register.
  • All gas equipment (including any appliance left by a previous tenant) is safe or otherwise removed before re-letting.
  • A Gas Safety Record is provided to the tenant within 28 days of completing the check or to any new tenant before they move in.
  • You keep a copy of the Gas Safety Record for two years.

Before any gas work is carried out always check the engineers ID card and make sure the engineer is qualified for the work you need doing. Encourage your tenants to do the same.

For more information and to find and check an engineer go to www.gassaferegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500.

For further information on the Heating Systems framework, check out it’s dedicated section or email us at solutions@consortiumprocurement.org.uk