Six kitchen manufacturers and suppliers have won places on a £2.5million framework to be delivered to social housing providers and the public sector across Wales.
The four-year supply framework for kitchen units and worktops (K7) from public sector construction framework supplier Welsh Procurement Alliance (WPA) is live from Thursday 1 September and available in Wales, Scotland and England.
It builds on the previous K6 framework by offering a wider range of inclusive kitchens, as well as wider worktop and cabinet color choices and increased product specifications.
Free to use, the K7 framework is available to social housing providers and local authorities, as well as public sector organizations responsible for running care homes, sheltered accommodation, residences and day care centres, or public buildings where the provision of modern residential style kitchens and amenities are required, such as libraries, museums, conference centres, sports halls and possibly other educational and healthcare buildings. It can be used to purchase kitchen options for people with reduced mobility, cabinets, worktops, moisture resistant worktops and related products such as sinks, taps and energy-efficient appliances of energy.
The kitchen experts and brands named in the framework across Wales are:
- Benchmarx Kitchens & Joinery Ltd trading as Travis Perkins Trading Company Limited
- Carpentry & Wood Creations (65) Ltd
- Magnetic kitchens
- Moores Furniture Group Limited
- Richmond Furniture Ltd.
- Dennis & Robinson Ltd t/a Paula Rosa Manhattan
LHC Technical Procurement Manager Dean Fazackerley said:
“K7 brings to the table seven pre-approved suppliers who can guarantee a high standard of product and workmanship, as well as longevity. This is extremely important for social housing providers and local authorities who need to ensure that the kitchens installed support a decent standard of living for residents and the communities they serve.
“The ability to ensure good quality housing in good condition, regardless of location, has been a constant feature of government reform in recent years. This framework has been developed jointly with social landlords and the public sector to support this objective. It offers the kitchen ingredients they need, whether it’s meeting the needs of customers with accessibility requirements, meeting the needs of organizations requiring large remodels or small renovations and attention to quality , look and feel. Many of our customers also have sustainability and social value considerations at the top of their agenda, which were also a key factor in K7’s selection process.
K7 can be used in a mini contest or direct reward until August 31, 2026.
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For more information on WPA, visit www.welshprocurement.cymru