Community Care has been awarded two significant framework agreements with Consortium Procurement, the national procurement service of the Northern Housing Consortium (NHC), to deliver the latest technology-driven care solutions to organisations throughout the UK.
The two agreements confirm Chubb as an approved framework partnership to recommend products relating to technology enabled care solutions (TECS) and design installations; and to provide and install Chubb products and TECS services to all NHC member authorities, housing associations, housing trusts and arm's length management organisations. TECS includes telehealth, telecare, telemedicine, tele-coaching and self-care in providing care for patients with long-term conditions that are convenient, accessible and cost-effective.
The product recommendation and design framework agreement covers all categories of technology including: personal health; safety and well-being; environmental protection, including products and technologies that protect from intruders and environmental hazards such as fire, flooding and carbon monoxide; and data transmitting and receiving equipment and services, for example Chubb Community Care's CareUnity®.
The second framework allows Chubb to tender for all NHC TECS service contracts, covering: installation; service, maintenance and repair; call monitoring; and control centres.
Tracy Harrison, Commercial Director at the Northern Housing Consortium said: "We are delighted to be working with Chubb Community Care. The provision of these products and services has never been more important and we are proud to be champions of the role TECS plays in promoting independence and driving efficiencies for the public purse."
The framework agreement has resulted in one significant new contract win with Bolton at Home Limited to install the Chubb® Care System into eight of the organisation's sites.
"The framework agreements, both valid for four years, offer significant growth opportunities," said David Hammond, general manager of Chubb Community Care.
"Winning these two new contracts will enable us to demonstrate the breadth and quality of the products and services we offer, as well as the advantages of being part of Chubb Fire & Security. This is especially important for housing associations where cost efficiencies are critical."
Members of the Consortium can learn more about Chubb's offerings at http://www.northern-consortium.org.uk/ or www.chubbcommunitycare.co.uk.