CTS Projects Ltd has been successfully appointed to Fusion21’s Reactive Repairs & Maintenance and Empty Buildings Frameworks, worth a combined £290m over a four-year period.

CTS was the only Northern Ireland company appointed.

The procurement frameworks are designed to support housing associations, local authorities and the wider public sector across the UK and Northern Ireland, with a range of reactive works and services – from out-of-hours reactive emergency repairs, and major void improvements to call handling services on a 24/7or out-of-hours basis.

Connaire McGreevy, managing director and founder of CTS Projects said:

“It was an extremely rigorous procedure but we are delighted to have been selected by Fusion21, for local delivery in Northern Ireland – and pleased to be one of only 37 highly skilled firms appointed.

“Our public sector clients often request additional work to be carried out and these frameworks give them and other Northern Ireland public sector bodies, a fast and compliant method of getting us to site, to deliver improvement and maintenance works.”

Peter Francis, director of operations at Fusion21 added: “Having listened to the views and experiences of our members, these national frameworks bring a modern, dynamic solution for procuring responsive repairs and void arrangements and can integrate both planned work and responsive programmes into one package when required.

“We’re delighted to have appointed a variety of firms to the frameworks – including CTS Projects Ltd – following a rigorous selection process.”

Fusion21 frameworks are run by technical specialists and only feature pre-qualified, accredited suppliers. They allow OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) compliant contracts to be entered into by any of Northern Ireland’s public sector bodies via a direct award or a mini-tender competition. Fusion21 can either be involved in the full process, or allow CTS Projects and the public sector body to engage directly.

Fusion21 provides procurement services and OJEU compliant frameworks to the public sector. To date the firm has saved its members more than £177 million through the procurement process, created more than 5,000 jobs and generated £76 million of social value.

Leading facilities management and heating installation company CTS Projects has announced it has won a 3-year contract worth £4m with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive to carry out mechanical and electrical maintenance work across Belfast and other parts of Northern Ireland

The contract, which spans 61 buildings including offices and multi-stories, will allow CTS Projects to create 10 jobs while also safeguarding its supply chain locally.

The news comes at the end of what has been a successful year for CTS Projects. The contractor won a £77.6m contract with the Housing Executive in July and a £14m contract with four housing associations in April.

Serena Hylands, Assistant Managing Director of CTS Projects said: “We are delighted to have extended our relationship with the Housing Executive by securing this contract, which we believe is thanks to our innovative and competitive offering.

“This contract increases our market share and enables us to add 10 jobs to our current workforce. We started 2016 with 35 employees and we finish the year with 130 and still rising thanks to our recent high value contract wins.”

Housing Executive Belfast Regional Manager, Ian McCrickard, said; “I’d like to congratulate CTS Projects on their professionalism in securing this contract.

“Maintenance is such a key area of focus for us as we strive to keep our key buildings across our estate in top condition.

“We look forward to working with CTS Projects over the next three years.”

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