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Franks Portlock placed on UK University Consortium Framework

Following a rigorous tender process, Franks Portlock has been awarded a place on the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium’s (NEUPC) Framework for Asbestos Consultancy Services. 

NEUPC is one of the six regional university purchasing consortia in the UK which together form the United Kingdom University Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC group). This framework can now be accessed by those purchasing consortia, comprising: Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC), North West Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC), London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) the Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales (HEPCW), as well as the NEUPC, who are acting as lead organisation of behalf of the universities and further education colleges from across the North East. 

Environmental consultancy Franks Portlock has experience of working with university estates, and will continue to provide a high-quality service, adapting to the business and academic needs of a busy campus.

Founded in 2006, by Phil Franks and Stephen Portlock, Franks Portlock is a leading asbestos and water hygiene management consultancy which offers a complete range of asbestos consultancy, inspection, testing, training and management services. The company, which operates nationally, has offices in Tyne and Wear, London, Scotland, The Midlands and the North West.

Being awarded a place on the Asbestos Consultancy Services Framework will see Franks Portlock provide its services to all building types across a university estate, including academic buildings, halls of residence, food courts, offices classrooms, sports properties, estates areas, lecture theatres, laboratories and workshops etc.

Franks Portlock Director, Phil Franks, says: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract with NEUPC, which has been down to the effort put in by our dedicated team. 

“We have successfully worked with a number of educational institutions, both regionally and nationally over the years, gaining a first-hand experience and understanding of the operations of these large and varied estates. 

“We will continue to bring our reliable and flexible approach, alongside our high-level service, to the NEUPC framework.”

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