Watercoolers Framework

Watercoolers Framework
  • Category

    Back office (NFP 123)

  • Contract Notice

    2018/S 063-140115

  • Award Notice

    2018/S 100-229125

  • CPV Code

    39370000 : Water installations
    31141000 : Water coolers,
    41110000 : Drinking water
    42161000 : Hot-water boilers

  • NUTS Code


  • Duration

    4 years - Up to £40,000,000.00

  • Expiry Date

    30th May 2022

  • Direct Selection


  • Mini Competition

    Yes - 60% Quality / 40% Cost (10% +/- allowance)

  • Contract Type

    JCT, TPC or bespoke T&C's

  • Cost Model

    Schedule of rates

  • Access Fee


  • Framework Appointees


NFP’s Watercooler framework is OJEU compliant and free to access. It is designed to ensure that the client meets their legal obligation to provide water for employees in the Workplace.

Services include:

  • Plumbed in Water Coolers (Chilled/Ambient & Hot/Chilled); covering installation and maintenance services.
  • Hot Water Boilers; covering installation and maintenance services.
  • Bottled Water Coolers (18.5/19ltr bottles); covering installation and maintenance services.
  • Bottled Water
  • Water Fountains; covering installation and maintenance service

Call off contracts will be offered on the basis of a comprehensive rental
agreement, inclusive of servicing and maintenance. It will include all breakdown calls including replacement parts.

Next Steps

How can I use this Framework?

There are two ways to use the framework; direct selection or mini-competition. Clients may enter into contract for any duration that allows for performance to be achieved.

Direct selection

With the direct selection method, you may select the Contractor who is ranked number 1, or any other Contractor/ Consultant on the following basis:

  • Where you have an existing relationship with the Contractor/ Consultant.
  • Where the Call Off has substantial similarities to a previous project the Contractor/ Consultant was involved with. (under this Framework Agreement or not)
  • For reasons of urgency, it is not reasonably practicable to award the Call-Off Contract by way of a Mini-Competition.
  • Capability Criteria determining that only one framework appointee is capable of carrying out the Call-Off Contract.
  • Where the Client is able to determine which Contractor/Consultant will provide it with the most economically advantageous offer.
  • Where the Consultant has introduced the site.

Mini competition

The mini-competition method lets you expand beyond the framework’s original specification to meet your specific requirements. The framework partners from the relevant lot are invited to tender (where capable). This process typically takes 2-4 weeks.

Call-off Forms (E-Sign)

NFP has simplified the call-off process to 5 steps allowing you access to our framework within minutes. The 5 steps include Adobe E-sign and details (or guidance) can be found below; alternatively, you can choose mini-competition.

To view these documents, please visit this page on a device with a wider screen.

Confidentiality Agreement

The form below is designed to protect the commerciality of suppliers and the integrity of the framework. Clients will need to complete the fields prompted within the form, to allow password protected access for Steps 2, 3.

Mini Competition

To proceed with this framework using the Mini Competition method, please fill in the form. One of our team will be in contact with you as soon as possible.