Building Materials and Modular Buildings

In This DPS

Doors and Joinery
Electrical Supplies
Fasteners & Fixings
Plumbing Supplies
Modular Buildings
Portable Offices

A dynamic national building materials solution delivering high levels of competition and value for money to support modular residential and commercial buildings. This solution is underpinned by expert advice and guidance when procuring a wide range of building materials, including managed stores, one-stop shop and dedicated store solutions. Suppliers can be added to the DPS at any time throughout it’s duration.

    • DPS Reference: NEPO219
    • Start Date: 3 February 2020
    • End Date: 3 February 2025
    • Number of suppliers: 56
    • Contract Notice No: 7-228 S/2019
  • Category 1: Managed Store/One-Stop Shop/Dedicated Store (9 Suppliers)

    Including but not limited to all building materials (covering materials available under any of the other Categories detailed within this DPS) and services required by a Contracting Authority. Types of managed store/one-stop shop/dedicated store may include, but is not limited to:

    • Stand alone bespoke branches
    • Dedicated counter/storage at an existing merchant branch
    • Remote ‘non-staffed’ stores
    • Fully delivered service including van-stock management

    Category 2: General Materials (27 Suppliers)

    Including but not limited to timber, ironmongery, paints/solvents, silicone, kitchens, fasteners & fixings, paving/kerbs, small load flags, sand and all aggregates, decorative gravels, insulation, lintels, flooring, tiles, grout, adhesives, roofing, bricks and blocks, all civil/highway materials, streetscene/street furniture, asphalt, tarmac, cements, concretes, mortar, tub mortar, plaster and boarding, sundry items, doors (internal/external and timber/PVC-U).

    Category 3: Plumbing, Heating and Gas Spares (18 Suppliers)

    Including but not limited to ventilation, domestic boilers, gas spares/parts (e.g. pumps, PCBs etc), heating controls, expansion vessels, motorised valves & pumps, radiators, water treatment, bathroom sanitary ware and fittings, showers, copper, rainwater goods, renewable energy products, accessibility products (e.g. grab rails), plumbing sundries and accessories.

    Category 4: Electrical (24 Suppliers)

    Including but not limited to wiring and accessories, sockets, lighting, distribution equipment, consumer units, breakers, cables and cable management, electric showers, data networking, test and detection, electrical control, fire and CO2 detection, security systems, renewable energy products, heating and cooling and mobile lighting.

    Category 5: Commercial Plumbing, Heating and Laundry Spares (12 Suppliers)

    Including but not limited to all plumbing and heating parts/spares, flues, valves and controls for commercial boilers (of any variety), water heaters and boilers, renewables, commercial flushing controls/valves, commercial sanitaryware, ducting, drainage, pipeline, grease traps, septic tanks, silage tanks, metal & plastic pipe and fittings.

    Category 6: Modular Build (9 Suppliers)

    Including but not limited to off-site manufacture and supply of ‘off-the-shelf’ or bespoke designed residential and commercial accommodation. From housing (social or otherwise) and student accommodation through to commercial units for schools (or other education sites), hospitals/healthcare, offices, retail and site accommodation. Supply of materials to support the build of units. This is not for the supply of mobile homes, but specifically factory/system-built units.

  • Benefits of NEPO219 and TPPL support:

    A quick go-to solution for the best possible prices whilst providing compliance, social value and expertise. The DPS can work around the contract you require; ranging from a long-term multi-year arrangement like a managed store solution, or a shorter fixed basket/range to support a particular project or category.

    • Access to decades of category specific knowledge, experience and expertise in materials and public sector procurement.  Materials is one of the largest critical spend areas for housing providers and councils with in-house contractors/maintenance teams (often known as a direct labour organisation “DLO”).
    • Market knowledge, including inside track on how builders’ merchants are innovating, with van-stock apps and remote non-staffed ‘pop-up’ stores
    • Guidance and support on making the right decisions relating to specifications/service levels, including how to approach the market; what the procurement process should look like for your organisation and a ‘best fit’ approach rather than just a one-size fits all ethos.
    • DPS solution that provides compliance with public sector procurement rules whilst having a commercial edge.
    • Depending on the complexity of the contract, competitions can be issued for just 10-days, allowing a rapid turnaround from start to finish.
    • Access to leading suppliers both nationally and regionally, with the flexibility to add more suppliers (including local SMEs) to the DPS at any point, providing they meet the selection criteria.
    • A database of over 25,000 market rates for commonly purchased building materials, allowing insight into how pricing compares to peers and opportunities for cost reduction.
    • Social value from activity completed, including engaging with local/regional supply-chains, through to training, apprenticeships and social value funds for investment in local projects.
    • Achieving carbon zero: Our DPS suppliers can provide a wide range of products and services. From ground source heat pumps, solar panels through to electric vehicle charging points and refurbished modular build units we can help source what our members need to achieve carbon zero.
    • Further competitions conducted using a leading tender portal, providing a secure, transparent and fully auditable solution.
    • Full suite of template procurement documents.
    • Support and advice throughout the evaluation process, we can decipher the trade jargon for you.
  • This comprehensive Framework is available to Local Authorities and the wider public/not-for-profit sector including:

    • NHS Trusts
    • Police Authorities
    • Fire Authorities
    • Leisure Trusts
    • Registered Social Landlords
    • Registered Charities
    • Schools, Colleges and Universities
    • Government departments in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

    All current and future members can access this framework.

  • The DPS provides access to industry recognised trade suppliers with flexibility for more to be added at any time.

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Simon Partridge, Norwich City Council

Simon Partridge, Norwich City Council

“At a time of global supply shortages, thanks to the information, guidance, and assistance from Peter and his team at TPPL, we were ready, on day one, with the vehicles we needed to deliver our building maintenance service.”
Simon Partridge Norwich City Council
Paul Rodden, Highlands and Islands Airports

Paul Rodden, Highlands and Islands Airports

“The procurement process ran smoothly throughout, and we were able to replace the existing vehicles and equipment with minimum disruption.”
Paul Rodden Highland and Islands Airports
Simon Phillips, Tai Calon

Simon Phillips, Tai Calon

“Peter from TPPL has been excellent to work with from the start of the process.  TPPL clearly explained how the process would work and the companies we would potentially be working with.  When the bids were submitted to us by TPPL they were laid out in a way we could easily understand what was being … Continued
Simon Phillips Tai Calon
Chris Demetriou, Islington

Chris Demetriou, Islington

“Working with TPPL has been a brilliant experience, everyone at TPPL is efficient, professional and most importantly prompt in responding and communicating. In particular working with Peter Vickers has been a breath of fresh air and a brilliant experience, Peter is always very responsive, honest and transparent in his communications and there is no question … Continued
Chris Demetriou Islington Council
Nigel Leighton

Nigel Leighton

‘Sovereign have worked with TPPL on a number of tenders over the years, including fleet and building materials, and have had excellent support, advice and communications from all the TPPL team.he values that TPPL put at the core of their operation align with Sovereign’s and have throughout made working with them both enjoyable and ensured … Continued
Nigel Leighton Sovereign Housing Association
Bernard McGreevy

Bernard McGreevy

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Bernard McGreevy London Borough of Barnet
Rod Willis

Rod Willis

‘As a local authority, we needed to procure welfare buses through a framework agreement. After contact we decided to use BNES welfare bus framework offered by TPPL. We found Jim Brennan and his team very helpful and the framework easy to use. The performance and professionalism from TPPL was 100% and we would recommend them … Continued
Rod Willis London Borough of Hounslow
John Mellor

John Mellor

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John Mellor Norse Commercial Services
Gary White

Gary White

‘North Yorkshire County Council has now been utilising the services of TPPL for three years. In which time we have both purchased and contract hired many vehicles including welfare buses. The benefits of using their services have been many; we have seen major savings in all elements of our procurement processes, time, costs and environmental … Continued
Gary White North Yorkshire County Council
Bev Thomas

Bev Thomas

‘TPPL provided exceptional advice and support to the Council on a 1:1 basis, through excellent industry knowledge and experience; which enabled the best opportunities through the framework to be identified for the Council’s requirements.’
Bev Thomas Harlow District Council
Chris Wheeler

Chris Wheeler

‘We have undertaken a number of mini tenders via TPPL in recent years. We have found the team supportive in pulling the tender together and excellent at supporting us through the process. The combination of the effective frameworks and support minimises the procurement workload for us as well as achieving what we consider to be … Continued
Chris Wheeler Guildford Borough Council
Carol Bishop

Carol Bishop

‘Once we had decided on our final specification it was such a simple process to use The Framework. The support from TPPL was excellent; the whole process was streamlined and efficient. The overall cost of the vehicles represented excellent value for money. This was the most straightforward tender process I have even been involved with’
Carol Bishop Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes

‘TPPL provide a very user friendly, helpful and efficient service in the procurement of many of our vehicles. They offer specialist knowledge and advice and have secured some very competitive outcomes for us.’
Howard Hughes Watford Borough Council
Carl Nicholson

Carl Nicholson

‘The Team at TPPL helped the west of England council (Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, and South Gloucester) run a further competition for a share of 100 electric Vehicles as part of a combined effort to convert 25% of the councils’ collective fleet to EV’s by 2020. The support and expertise given … Continued
Carl Nicholson North Somerset Council