It’s all about quality first for Procast

3rd December 2021

PROCAST Building Contractors have been awarded first place for their quality and commercial submission for Lot 2 whole-house retrofit (all regions) within Procurement for Housing Scotland’s energy efficiency services framework.

The framework – which allows local authorities to purchase services and works that support the official Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) – lasts for four years, and this lot has a potential value of £281 million.

The works include new roofing, flooring, external and internal insulation, cladding, windows, glazing and door replacement, internal and external decoration, external insulated render, installation of appliances and fittings, heating services and systems, installation of renewable energy equipment including solar photovoltaic panels, minor building work and associated retrofit works and services.

Successful bidding contractors must have PAS (publicly available specification) 20 and 35 accredited assessors employed directly or within the supply chain and have Gas Safe, Select or equivalent accreditation either directly or within the supply chain.

The Framework agreement from PfH – who are the national procurement consortium dedicated to the social housing sector – seeks to appoint qualified and experienced organisations on a multi-lot basis.

EESSH was introduced in March, 2014, with the aim of improving the energy efficiency of social housing in Scotland while reducing energy consumption, fuel poverty and the emission of greenhouse gases.

An initial milestone of achieving an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of band D or better by December 31, 2019, was set for landlords of social rented homes.

In June 2019, a second milestone (EESSH2) of achieving an EPC rating of Band B (or as energy efficient as practicably possible) was confirmed for social rented houses to be met by December, 2032.

Procast Groupr Managing Director Derek Innes sad “We are absolutely delighted to have secured a place on this exciting framework.

“As a business, we will be able to draw on the expertise of the other two divisions within the group – Procast Energy Services, who specialise in green technologies, and Procast Property Services, who specialise in internal refurbishment and new-build projects – to execute this contract via the appointed group lead Procast Building Contractors.

“Securing this contract this will further complement the expertise and growth of our business, as we are already successfully delivering whole-house retrofit services to Renfrewshire and North Lanarkshire Councils.”

Apart from competitive pricing, technical competence and a strong track record in health and safety, bidding contractors were assessed according to their ability to demonstrate high quality service, market expertise, transparency and integrity alongside innovation and the use of new technologies.

Contractors able to demonstrate a commitment to sustainability and social value and a capacity to deliver local community benefit are marked particularly highly.

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