• Home
  • News
  • 2016
  • Stay Compliant with Fusion21’s Gas and Heating Frameworks
Back to News

Stay Compliant with Fusion21’s Gas and Heating Frameworks

Following Gas Safety Week 2016 which reinforced the importance of gas appliances being checked by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer – our Gas Framework Manager Keith Rodgers explains how Fusion21 manages compliance on our Gas and Heating Framework, and supports Fusion21 members with our technical expertise.

Check out Keith’s Q & A below:

Q: What are the benefits of using Fusion21’s national Servicing, Maintenance and Installation of Heating Systems and Gas Consultancy services framework?

A: Our renewed framework covers a variety of planned and reactive work on both domestic and commercial heating installations - offering more choice and a greater selection of suppliers across each region, including many SME’s.

A distinct benefit is the option to run a further competition or direct award to suppliers or contractors who are not number one ranked - providing there is a legitimate reason to do so. Several Fusion21 members have already utilised the direct award route to ease the transition into a new contract, whilst gaining significant efficiencies.

Q: How does Fusion21 manage and ensure high levels of compliance are reached with Fusion21’s members and supply chain?

A: Each month our supply partners provide us with KPI’s around service and maintenance contracts, these KPIs allow our members to gauge how their contract is performing on a monthly basis. Our average LGSR compliance over 25 contracts for August 2016 was 99.92%, with 14 contracts at 100% compliance.

Q: Fusion21’s procurement team are technical experts within their framework area - what levels of expertise do members receive when accessing our Gas and Heating Framework?

A: Fusion21’s gas team has more than 50 year’s industry knowledge - from both a practical and management perspective, and our Gas and Heating framework is ran by Gas Safe Registered managers.

As a team we work with Fusion21 members to offer specialist advice and guidance, whilst helping to achieve high levels of compliance.

I have personally spent more than 34 years working in the gas, plumbing and heating industry. I’m also a member of the AGSM (Association of Gas Safety Managers), which enables me to study NVQ Level 4 in Gas Safety Management in Social Housing.

Q: How have Fusion21 members influenced the development of Fusion21’s Gas and Heating framework?

A: Following member feedback, we have removed the rebate element from our new Planned Supply, Install and Distribution framework. As a result, our members pay the net cost at point of sale - creating efficiencies within finance departments, whilst helping members to achieve accurate target costs.