Increasing its presence further in the healthcare sector, Forbo Flooring Systems has been appointed as an approved supplier on the Department of Health’s ProCure22 Framework for NHS and social care construction schemes in England.
This means the company’s floor covering solutions, from entrance to exit, are approved for the healthcare environment.
The ProCure22 (P22) process is designed to achieve improved value for money and reduce exposure to risk through a simplified procurement procedure.
Committed to developing and offering products that contribute in a positive way to the health and comfort of the individual, Forbo’s floor coverings are designed to be good for people, good for buildings and good for the environment.
Offering a 10-year warranty, with discounts of up to 47% and pricing fixed for 12 months, Forbo can ensure that healthcare environments have a product selected, which is fit for purpose and fit for the future – providing savings without any compromise.
Commenting on the company’s achievement, Sharron Kapellar, National Framework Manager at Forbo Flooring Systems, said: “We have undertaken many projects within NHS Trusts and social care throughout England, including flooring for acute, mental health and community facilities, and are delighted to have been awarded with the ProCure22 approved supplier status.
“The P22 process definitely reduces exposure to risk for clients. By working with an appointed framework Principal Supply Chain Partner (PSCP) NHS Trusts won’t have to undertake an oJeu procurement process.
“And, from a flooring perspective, we can help create stylish and functional flooring schemes, while still meeting the various floor covering requirements outlined in Health Building note 00-10, Part A: Flooring. From sheet systems for clinical areas, static control flooring for X ray rooms, slip resistant flooring in wet clinical areas, carpet tiles in offices and entrance flooring systems, which prevent pollutants from entering facilities, Forbo has a wide portfolio of cost effective flooring solutions to meet a variety of requirements, as well as savings through transparent trading and better purchasing power.
“Apart from this though, it’s our healthcare experience that really adds value to a project’s success; our area managers will assist with any specifications, technical and design advice, all supported by an efficient sample service and even a free collection service for installation waste.”
Forbo also takes a proactive approach when it comes to developing its healthcare knowledge. For example, it has partnered with the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) to review over 1000 floor finishes, assessing their suitability for use in dementia-friendly environments.