We’re currently in the process of re-procuring our Asbestos Removals Framework . We’re aiming to go live with the Supplier Questionnaire (SQ) stage in late February. With a view to the new framework being live in the summer ahead of our current Framework expiring in October 2021. If you know your organisation will use the framework and look to recover service charges for the work then carrying out the Section 20 process upfront is always a great idea.

Sending out your Section 20 letters pre-framework procurement can be a great way to ensure you’ve consulted with leaseholders already and avoid delays once the framework is live. However it doesn’t commit you to using the framework once awarded.

The Notice(s) of Intention need to go out no later than the end of March so that any observations can be returned and responded to by May.

The Notice will need to include information as to what is included in the framework.  You’ll also need to include why your organisation will be using the framework route to procure future works. You will not need to ask for nominations as this is going through OJEU and therefore the procedure will be under Schedule 2 of the Service Charges (Consultation Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003 (a Qualifying Long Term Agreement where Public Notice is required).

If you’d like to speak to us in more detail regarding the consultation framework please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can contact a member of the team on 0208 036 0004 or email info@southeastconsortium.org.uk.