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New OGC Furnuture Contracts Announced

Tuesday 30 September 2008

New Enhanced Furniture Framework Agreement
OGCbuying.solutions, an executive agency of the Office of Government Commerce in HM Treasury, has today announced the launch of its enhanced Furniture framework agreement. Available to the public sector, the framework agreement has sustainability at its heart, offering departments Quick Wins to comply with sustainability, environmental and workspace efficiency best practice and waste management legislation.

The framework agreement is divided into specific lots:

Lot 1 Office Furniture
Lot 2 Courtroom/Bespoke Furniture
Lot 3 Residential Furniture
Lot 4 Single Living Accommodation (MoD only)
Lot 5 Service Family Accommodation (MoD only)
Lot 6 High Density Steel Storage Furniture
Suppliers will undertake site surveys, space planning, design, reconfiguration and installation work.

The Furniture framework agreement will come into effect on 1st October 2008 for a period of four years. \"This follows a rigorous competitive tender process advertised via the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).\"

Successful suppliers are:

Eurotek Office Furniture Limited - Lot 1
Flexiform Business Furniture Limited - Lot 1
Herman Miller - Lot 1
Kinnarps (UK) Ltd - Lot 1
Senator International Limited - Lots 1 & 2
TBS South Wales Ltd trading as Triumph Government Furniture Store -Lots 1 & 4
Fray Design Ltd - Lot 2
Gresham Office Furniture Limited - Lot 2
Godfrey Syrett Ltd - Lots 3, 4 & 5
H Morris and Company Ltd - Lots 3, 4 & 5
Oep Furniture Group Plc - Lots 3 & 5
MRX Engineering Support Services Ltd trading as Metalrax - Lot 6
Rackline - Lot 6
Rotadex Systems Ltd - Lot 6
Graham Threlfall, Furniture Category Specialist at Buying Solutions, said today:

\"This framework agreement will provide customers with greater clarity in terms of the products available and from whom, allowing customers to run further competitions more efficiently with fewer suppliers. This procurement has been a collaborative effort with a mixture of stakeholders from Central Government and the wider public sector and is the largest of its kind in Europe.\"

Dylan Morris, Technical Manager, D Proc, SS-ComCluster, Defence Furniture CMT at the MoD said today of the collaboration:

\"Working in collaboration over the past 18 months, the DE&S\' Furniture Category Management Team are exceedingly pleased to have had the opportunity for working closely with OGCbuying.solutions and in doing so supporting the \'Transforming Government Procurement\' initiative.\"

In line with UK Government procurement policy, Buying Solutions has worked closely with the Central Point of Expertise (CPET) to ensure that all timber inclusive products supplied under the framework agreement satisfy the requirement.

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