LHC specialises in offering councils and housing associations access to EU compliant pre-tendered frameworks covering a host of disciplines in order to cut procurement costs.
Latest to come out to tender is a pitched roofing deal, called PR2, which the body estimates could see a spend of up to £25m a year.
The framework will cover pitched roofing repairs and maintenance as well as new build jobs and will run for two years.
LHC has options to extend by an extra four years bringing total forecast spend up to £200m depending on uptake.
Offer documents cover a dozen regional areas throughout England and Wales, and two regional lots in Scotland.
Contractors responding may apply for one or more regional lots and must complete PQQ submissions by 3 October 2011.
Aftkhar Shah, LHC technical manager said: “As a not-for-profit, local government consortium, LHC has undertaken direct research to establish user requirements for pitched roofing products, for use in all types of public sector buildings.
“We believe the PR2 framework arrangement is an ideal opportunity for contractors, large or small, to become LHC appointed companies, safe in the knowledge that they are working through a specific and successful route to the public sector.
“As contractors will be appointed on a regional basis, site requests can be responded to quickly by local companies who understand local public sector requirements.”
LHC’s offer documents cover general issues, such as legal and financial standing, capacity, the efficiency of processes and the sustainability credentials of a company, as well as product and service related issues.
For more information about LHC’s PR2 framework arrangement opportunity or to download the Offer Document, visit http://www.lhc.gov.uk/207.