In response to coronavirus (COVID-19) related requirements in the education sector, below is a guide on how to easily and quickly access solutions under our Modular Building Solutions framework.

Summary

The Modular Building Solutions framework provides public sector organisations with a range of modular building solutions, which can provide the most cost-effective and time-efficient way to add capacity – making them ideal for addressing social distancing requirements, and provide added safety in the learning environment.

Modular buildings can be configured for a full range of educational applications.  Lots 1 and 3 have 15 suppliers who specialise in providing education related modular buildings.

Suppliers can provide buildings such as (but not limited to):

  • Classrooms – single and/or double with varying hygiene facilities as required
  • Special needs facilities
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Changing rooms
  • Art and music departments
  • IT suites
  • Technology & design buildings
  • Science laboratories
  • Lots 5, 6 and 7 do not provide education specific buildings, but can provide large spaces quickly that can be fitted out to any specification.

Modular buildings can be hired or purchased and fabricated to your particular specification and both direct award or further competition is available.

There is extremely high demand for modular buildings due to the COVID-19 outbreak and we are working closely with our suppliers to manage the supply chain and reduce disruption.

Direct Award

There is the ability to direct award under our framework and full guidance on how to do this can be found in this guidance document

As per Cabinet Office Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 01/20, there is functionality under the Public Contract Regulations (Reg32 (2)(c)) to Direct Award in circumstances calling for extreme urgency due to threat to life – please refer to this PPN for full details.

Current supplier availability

We are working closely with our suppliers to manage heightened demand in consideration of the COVID-19 outbreak, and liaising with them on a daily basis to get the most up to date information concerning product availability. 

Subject to requirements, if suppliers have units in stock that you require, a lead time of as little as 4 weeks can be achieved. For projects that require new units, typical lead times of 10-12 weeks will apply which includes site survey, delivery and installation. 

Our team can offer advice on how to use the framework and contract with our suppliers, as well as the latest healthcare product availability. 

 

How to use the Framework

Full guidance is available here.

Please send your initial queries to info@crowncommercial.gov.uk indicating the type of assistance you will require from CCS throughout this procurement so we can best help you meet your needs and respond appropriately.  

Once we’ve discussed your requirement we’ll invite you to fill out a Registration Document and an Additional Client User Agreement and return to modular.buildings@crowncommercial.gov.uk. This will enable you to engage with our suppliers to directly award works via the framework.