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5th November 2020

Market Consultation: NEPO411 Furniture (26 & 27 November)

NEPO has invited suppliers to participate in market consultation activity, to help shape a new procurement solution for the UK public sector’s furniture requirements.

The solution will cover the supply of furniture across a variety of public sector settings throughout the UK, including but not limited to;
  • Office furniture
  • Educational furniture
  • Residential furniture
  • Specialist medical furniture
The market consultation activity includes:
  • Market engagement sessions to be held over Thursday 26 and Friday 27 November 2020. These sessions will be delivered virtually and provide an opportunity to discuss NEPO’s proposed approach and offer further feedback. Suppliers wishing to register attendance must do so by emailing Marie Bartup (marie.bartup@nepo.org) no later than 12pm on Friday 20 November 2020.
  • NEPO has also issued a short survey seeking supplier views on achieving realistic social value outputs. The survey can be accessed via this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RMPSBKW. The survey deadline is 17:00 Friday 4 December 2020.
  • A soft market testing questionnaire will also be issued by NEPO following the above-mentioned market engagement sessions. The questionnaire will allow a further opportunity for those suppliers unable to attend on the 26 and 27 November 2020. NEPO intends to publish the soft marketing questionnaire via the NEPO Portal. Suppliers wishing to access the questionnaire must first register on the NEPO Portal (registration is free of charge).
It is anticipated that the tender documentation will be issued March 2021; with the solution to commence from 1 September 2021.

Due to current national COVID-19 restrictions NEPO understand that not all suppliers may be able to attend on the above scheduled dates. NEPO may schedule further sessions to take place December 2020 - January 2021, once restrictions have eased should this be deemed necessary. Any additional dates will be advertised via the NEPO Portal and NEPO website.