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Building Materials and Associated Services

Contract ID: RM3747

Start Date: 20/02/2015

End Date: 19/02/2019



This framework expired on 19 February 2019.


Full description

The RM3747 Buildings Materials framework agreement is an EU compliant framework agreement which provides a comprehensive range of buildings materials and associated services.  There are eight lots:

  • Lot 1 Buildings Materials and Associated Services ‘One Stop Shop’
  • Lot 2 Plumbing and Heating
  • Lot 3 Electrical
  • Lot 4 Timber and Joinery
  • Lot 5 Workshop, Industrial and Electrical Tools
  • Lot 6 Paints and Solvents
  • Lot 7 Flooring
  • Lot 8 Small Tool and Plant Hire Services

Lot Descriptions

Please note that the full list of goods categories for each lot are available in the documents section of these web pages.

Lot 1: Building Materials & Associated services 'One Stop Shop'

The Supply and Delivery of Materials across a range of goods categories within scope of Building Materials. Including but not limited to heavy and light side building materials, plumbing and heating, electrical, timber and joinery, workshop, industrial and electric tools and paint and solvents, flooring and tiling, and personal protective equipment.
This lot intended to be a 'one stop shop' covering the scope of goods categories included in Lots 2,3,4,5,6,7. Additional services within the scope of this lot include imprest van stock and dedicated counter services.

Lot 2: Plumbing and Heating

Supply and Delivery of Plumbing and Heating products for use in residential and commercial settings.
Including but not limited to heating, ventilation and boilers, kitchens and bathrooms fixtures and fittings, copper fittings and brassware, plastic plumbing, drainage and waste, commercial plumbing and sustainable energy solutions, plumbing sundries and accessories.

Lot 3: Electrical

Supply and Delivery of Electrical products for use in residential and commercial settings.
Including but not limited to lighting, distribution equipment and cable management, data networking, test and detection, cables, wiring and accessories, electrical control, fire detection and security and sustainable energy solutions, heating and cooling, mobile, mobile lighting.

Lot 4: Timber and Joinery

Supply and Delivery of Timber and Joinery products. Including but not limited to timber, sheet materials, doors and windows, decorative mouldings and fencing materials.

Lot 5: Workshop, Industrial and Electrical Tools

Supply and Delivery of Workshop, Industrial and Electrical Tools. Including but not limited to hand tools, power tools, electrical tools, machine tools, workshop equipment and accessories and fixings and fasteners.

Lot 6: Paint and Solvents

Supply and Delivery of Paints and Solvents for use in commercial and residential settings. Including but not limited to interior paint, exterior paints, specialist paints, woodcare, undercoats and primers, decorating tools and painting sundries.

Lot 7: Flooring and Tiling

Supply and Delivery of Flooring and Tiling for use in commercial and residential settings. Including but not limited to wood flooring, laminate flooring, vinyl, vinyl tiles, carpet tiles, carpet, ceramic floor tiles, resin flooring, entrance matting system, adhesives and sealants and flooring sundries.

Lot 8: Small Tool and Plant Hire

Supply and Delivery of Small Tool and Plant Hire. Including but not limited to access equipment, hand and power tools, fixing tools, precision tools, consumables, cleaning and floor maintenance, concreting equipment, heating and cooling equipment, lifting and handling, plumbing and drainage, machine tools, surveying and location, safety and ventilation, tools and garden machinery, painting and spraying, compressors, generators and transformers, portable units.


  • Lean procurement route to market
  • Compliance with EU procurement legislation
  • Standardised Terms and Conditions
  • Template contracts and call off documentation
  • Accurate management information
  • Process savings - allowing customers to concentrate on core activities
  • Discounted list prices
  • Opportunity to carry out further competition to deliver further savings

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There is a customer guidance document available which provides an overview of the framework and process maps to determine which route you need to take to call off from the framework.

The following Schedules will assist you with your call off:

Schedule 4 - Template order form and call off terms and conditions

Schedule 5 - Ordering procedure

Schedule 6 - Award criteria

These have been saved as standalone documents for ease of reference.

All of the documents referred to can be found in the documents section of the Buildings Materials web pages.

You can use your own systems for call off or you can utilise the Crown Commercial Service e-portal.

Online links for CCS e-sourcing:

You can use the Government e-Marketplace to access supplier catalogues and carry out direct award.

Online links for the eMarketplace:

Help and Support for eMarketplace:

Email eMarketplace[at][dot]uk or call 0345 410 2222

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  • Suppliers bid a discount to quoted list prices as part of their tender for the Framework Agreement
  • Customers can achieve more savings from carrying out a further competition
  • A full methodology will be available in due course

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There are thousands of products and suppliers in the marketplace for buildings materials and there is a great deal of expenditure over EU threshold. Customers advised that they would welcome a framework with multiple competed suppliers to provide them with a lean route to market which provides them with procurement compliance. 

Early engagement

A Prior Information Notice (PIN) was issued which advertised the upcoming opportunity and invited suppliers to complete a questionnaire, which would help form our strategy.

Stakeholder group

At the start of the project a stakeholder group was established to thoroughly research requirements, which would later form an integral part of the specification development.  The stakeholder group consisted of people from across the public sector to ensure market and category requirements were covered. .

Procurement structure and documentation

As a result of the early stakeholder and supplier engagement this enabled us to:

  • Develop the lotting strategy for the framework agreement
  • Create a set of procurement documents which reflected the specifics of the insurance market
  • Create a number of standard templates which can be used by customers accessing the framework

Ongoing support

A customer guidance pack has been produced to provide information on the procurement call-off processes. Website information is available and we shall keep customers notified of framework developments through our newsletters.

Continuing best value

We will carry our regular reviews of suppliers and benchmarking of market prices to ensure you are getting the best deal.

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Lot details

Lot Number Lot Name Lot Category Number of Suppliers Contract Expiry
All suppliers 20 - click here to view suppliers
1 Building Materials and Associated Services - One Stop Shop Property 2 - click here to view suppliers 16/03/2019
2 Plumbing and Heating Property 4 - click here to view suppliers 24/03/2019
3 Electrical Property 7 - click here to view suppliers 25/03/2019
4 Timber and Joinery Property 2 - click here to view suppliers 19/03/2019
5 Workshop, Industrial and Electrical Tools Property 8 - click here to view suppliers 22/03/2019
6 Paints and Solvents Property 5 - click here to view suppliers 20/03/2019
7 Flooring Property 3 - click here to view suppliers 04/03/2019
8 Small Tool & Plant Hire Services Property 4 - click here to view suppliers 21/03/2019

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Framework Manager Contact Details

Helen Betts

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