Jewson Partnership Solutions, Travis Perkins, Huws Gray, Wolseley, City Electrical Factors, City Plumbing Supplies among the 18 suppliers securing a place on the sixth edition of the Cirrus Consortium's Building Materials Framework.

The framework provides the public sector with quick, flexible access to a wide range of building materials and top-quality merchants and suppliers to the housing and public sectors, which have been chosen via a tender process conducted in full compliance with public procurement legislation.

It is designed with value for money, compliance and maximum flexibility in mind, therefore any materials delivery model can be used under the framework including (but not limited to) managed services, managed stores, direct delivery, branch supply and unstaffed or ‘remote’ facilities.

The latest four-year framework is now live and available for use by contracting authorities across England, Wales and Scotland.

The Cirrus Consortium has been an effective and compliant route to market for contracting authorities nationwide over the last decade. It currently consists of Registered Providers of Social Housing, Local Authorities, NHS Trusts and ALMOs.

The new arrangement builds on the success of the previous five frameworks as well as consortium member feedback, extensive pre-engagement and Cirrus Purchasing’s insight into the wider market.

Alliance Tool Hire, Bradford & Sons, Brewers Decorator Centres, City Electrical Factors, City Plumbing Supplies, Crown Paints, Edmundson Electrical, Huws Gray, Stark Building Materials UK (Jewson Partnership Solutions), Keyline Civils Specialist, UK Plumbing Supplies (Plumbase), PPG Architectural Coatings UK, Robert Price BM, Sovini Trade Supplies, Sunbelt Rentals, Travis Perkins Managed Services, Wolseley UK, and YESSS Electrical are the suppliers that have been awarded a place on the framework.

Claire Paton, Director of Consultancy at Cirrus Purchasing, explained: “We are very proud to be releasing the sixth succession of our highly popular building materials supply framework.

“It is being released at a time where our public sector members are more grateful than ever for our expert advice and analysis of their materials prices and recommendations.

“The materials market has experienced extreme supply and demand pressures that have forced rapid price movements over the last few years, our framework support services have been vital in giving our clients the confidence they are achieving value for money on their materials contracts.

"As we roll out our latest framework, we stay true to our values - combining our in-depth procurement knowledge with the innovation that has seen us lead in the building materials framework market for over a decade.”

The framework covers the following lots:

- Lot 1: Managed Services
- Lot 2: General building materials
- Lot 3: Plumbing and heating materials (including gas spares and renewables)
- Lot 4: Electrical materials
- Lot 5: Highways and civil materials
- Lot 6: Painting and decorating supplies
- Lot 7: Tool and plant hire