Public Sector and Commercial Framework

Approved furniture supplier on public sector and government framework

Proud to support government and education institutions on their furniture requirements

We are proud to have secured frameworks and contracts which have been key to the development of Project Furniture being a market leader in the supply of design-led education and workplace furniture solutions.

Our dedicated framework management team are always on hand to make sure that your furniture needs and requirements are met.

Working with our experienced project managers and installation teams, we will deliver your products to your programme of works.

Approved framework supplier

Crown Commercial Service furniture (CCS) supplier for the RM6119 Furniture & Associated Services framework. To request a brochure, please get in touch.

Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) framework for Educational Furniture & Associated Services to Schools & Academies

NEPO furniture framework

North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) Furniture Framework

Dedicated team to support framework members

The framework team will tailor furniture to your exact setting and offer advice on styles, fabrics, finishes and much more. We work with you to ensure a smooth delivery and installation process and be your point of contact for ongoing support:

Paul Hutchinson, Managing Director

Frankie Liddle, Operations Director

Sharon Perry, Framework Director

Amanda Shepherd, Head of Education & Commercial Sales

Jane Handy, Business Development Manager

Marcus Hunton, Sales Estimator - Frameworks

Michelle Smith, Customer Service –  Co-ordinator

Our process

1. Tender

During the initial tender process we gather all the relevant information issued (ER’s, drawings, NBS, etc.).More often than not there is conflicting information within these documents. It is our approach to list out all the information contained within these documents and highlight in red areas which either conflict or we cannot comply with.

This process is adhered to throughout the project, so we can be clear on items that may have to change or be substituted giving clear sight to the client of what will be thereat the end.

2. Design

The design process is key to the success of a project. From the outset of the project a Design Manager will be assigned to the project who will initially carry out the product design, space planning, specification sign off and sample rooms.

The Design Technician will also start to look at products with extended lead times and advise the client of them.

3. Programme

At the commencement of the order being placed, we will create and agree a ‘lead in’ programme of key tasks which need to be completed and the associated time-scales.

The programme will identify design and approval periods, sample room lead in period, identify long lead time items, procurement and manufacturing lead times. Critical milestones will be identified and the programme will be monitored by the Contract Manager on a weekly basis to ensure the project remains on track.

As Principal contractor, a detailed construction programme will be created and published to enable client and sub-contractors the ability to plan and monitor progress and on-site dates. As always, the on-site programme will be monitored on a daily basis. This will allow any issues to be identified in a timely manner and any actions identified can be put in place to ensure smooth running of the project.

4. Procurement

Once the design process has been completed, the Design manager will remain with the project and assist with the procurement of all items. We feel that this is the best approach for procuring the scheme as the designer is fully aware of all the products, specifications and finishes.

The Contract Manager will also be involved with the procurement, where they will place key-subcontract orders on back to back terms to the main client contract. An initial delivery schedule is also produced at this stage which is interlinked to the main construction programme.

5. Pre-commencement

Prior to commencement on site, a construction phase health and safety plan, along with logistics plans, delivery routes and site set up will be created and presented to the client and any other group affected by the works. This is usually carried out during prestart meetings and we feel that this cements all plans into the minds of those involved.

We are also aware of the need to communicate with those buildings or businesses that may be affected by our works and pride ourselves in keeping everyone informed of works and changes that they may feel as an effect upon them.

6. Logistics

Depending on the location and the restrictions around it, we develop our plans for logistics carefully. We take into consideration parking, loading and drop off points, car parking suspension with local councils and of course the inevitable yearly events that may be happening whilst we are on site.

We are used to working in live and central city locations where preplanning and thorough engagement with local authorities is of paramount importance. In the past we have utilised an adjacent building that we have rented for the period of the scheme or used off site storage as a marshalling area before bringing equipment and materials to site.

7. Installation

Our sites are always managed by a non-working site manager, who is fully qualified and often works with an no 2 trainee site manager as an extra layer of cover. The site team is lead in equal parts by one of our Contracts Managers and the appointed QS for the scheme.

These are backed up by a buyer and in most cases the Company Director, who have and will always have knowledge of all projects. The client will often see Company Directors at design team meetings and will be available for client consultation at all times.

Our commitment to quality and sub-contractor selection is of the highest importance to us. We have a robust selection process with regard to suppliers and sub-contractors and in many cases, we have formed working relationships over many years culminating in strong working ties & understanding between us.

8. Project completion

Upon completion of the project ‘as built’ drawings will be issued along with the O&M manuals and any life safety documentation. Our Aftercare team will then be briefed on the project who will then deal with any issues should they arise during the defects liability period.

Our process

1. Consultation

1. Consultation

The initial consultation is of utmost importance. We will have a meeting with you to to discuss your project and better understand your brief and design intentions. We love to know your wants and needs, share ideas, and find out who it is that you are looking to attract.

2. Site Visit

2. Site Visit

By visiting your property, we will have a much clearer idea of the space, be able to measure up and ensure that everything that we are recommending will fit seamlessly within the environment. Quite often visiting helps to stimulate new design ideas and furniture options which can be taken forwards into the design stage.

3. Concept Design

3. Concept Design

Your dedicated interior designer will create moodboards and 3D Visualisations. One of the greatest advantages of using 3D Architectural Visualisations is their high impact, instant communication of your design so that you can visualise what your property will look like when the design work is finished.

This gives us the perfect opportunity to change anything that you are not 100% happy with before we start procuring your items and installing them into your new property.

4. Procurement

4. Procurement

Once your design has been approved, we will procure all of your items to create your dream property; from paint and wallpaper to furniture and accessories. Working with our experienced Project Managers and installation teams, we will deliver your products to your programme of works. We understand that even the best planned project can have programme alterations and delays and so we can help you with phased delivery schedules if required.

5. Delivery and Installation

5. Delivery and Installation

At Project Furniture all services are in-house including our delivery and installation teams. We organise all of our deliveries to ensure that our service is seamless and we offer furniture products which are either pre-assembled or which require minimal assembly on site which allows us to be able to deliver and install quickly and without disruption.

We are used to working in live and central city locations where pre planning and thorough engagement with the main contractor is of paramount importance.

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Tender
During the initial tender process we gather all the relevant information issued (ER’s, drawings, NBS, etc.).More often than not there is conflicting information within these documents.It is our approach to list out all the information contained within these documents and highlight in red areas which either conflict or we cannot comply with. This process is adhered to throughout the project, so we can be clear on items that may have to change or be substituted giving clear sight to the client of what will be thereat the end.
Design
The design process is key to the success of a project. From the outset of the project a Design Manager will be assigned to the project who will initially carry out the product design, space planning, specification sign off and sample rooms. The Design Technician will also start to look at products with extended lead times and advise the client of them.
Programme
At the commencement of the order being placed, we will create and agree a ‘lead in’ programme of key tasks which need to be completed and the associated time-scales. The programme will identify design and approval periods, sample room lead in period, identify long lead time items, procurement and manufacturing lead times. Critical milestones will be identified and the programme will be monitored by the Contract Manager on a weekly basis to ensure the project remains on track. As Principal contractor, a detailed construction programme will be created and published to enable client and sub-contractors the ability to plan and monitor progress and on-site dates. As always, the on-site programme will be monitored on a daily basis. This will allow any issues to be identified in a timely manner and any actions identified can be put in place to ensure smooth running of the project.
Procurement
Once the design process has been completed, the Design manager will remain with the project and assist with the procurement of all items. We feel that this is the best approach for procuring the scheme as the designer is fully aware of all the products, specifications and finishes. The Contract Manager will also be involved with the procurement, where they will place key-subcontract orders on back to back terms to the main client contract. An initial delivery schedule is also produced at this stage which is interlinked to the main construction programme.
Pre commencement
Prior to commencement on site, a construction phase health and safety plan, along with logistics plans, delivery routes and site set up will be created and presented to the client and any other group affected by the works. This is usually carried out during prestart meetings and we feel that this cements all plans into the minds of those involved. We are also aware of the need to communicate with those buildings or businesses that may be affected by our works and pride ourselves in keeping everyone informed of works and changes that they may feel as an effect upon them.
Logistics
Depending on the location and the restrictions around it, we develop our plans for logistics carefully. We take into consideration parking, loading and drop off points, car parking suspension with local councils and of course the inevitable yearly events that may be happening whilst we are on site. We are used to working in live and central city locations where preplanning and thorough engagement with local authorities is of paramount importance. In the past we have utilised an adjacent building that we have rented for the period of the scheme or used off site storage as a marshalling area before brining
equipment and materials to site.
Installation
Our sites are always managed by a non-working site manager, who is fully qualified and often works with an no 2 trainee site manager as an extra layer of cover. The site team is lead in equal parts by one of our Contracts Managers and the appointed QS for the scheme. These are backed up by a
buyer and in most cases the Company Director, who have and will always have knowledge of all projects. The client will often see Company Directors at design team meetings and will be available for client consultation at all times. Our commitment to quality and sub-contractor selection is of the
highest importance to us. We have a robust selection process with regard to suppliers and sub-contractors and in many cases, we have formed working relationships over many years culminating in strong working ties & understanding between us.
Project completion
Upon completion of the project ‘as built’ drawings will be issued along with the O&M manuals and any life safety documentation. Our Aftercare team will then be briefed on the project who will then deal with any issues should they arise during the defects liability period.

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