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Awarded supplier to NEUPC’s floor coverings framework agreement - Lot 1

23 November 2020

Altro are delighted to be awarded a supplier to NEUPC’s Floor Coverings framework agreement - Lot 1. This is the first time that the Higher Education Sector has collaborated on a framework that covers both supply only and supply, fit and maintenance. The framework provides members with a trustworthy procurement route. Altro provide a wide selection of floor solutions that can be used in all areas of education environments, including specialist safety solutions for areas with a high slip risk, including bathrooms and kitchens. The approved floors include Altro Stronghold, Altro Cantata and Altro Aquarius which are recommended for use throughout education environments together with Altro flooring accessories.

The agreement, which is led by the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium, (NEUPC), bringing it together with Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales (HEPCW), London Universities Purchasing Consortium(LUPC) North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC) and Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) , each representing further and higher education institutions from their respective regions.

North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium Ltd (NEUPC) is one of six UK Higher Education purchasing consortia. The consortia were established to deliver and manage a wide range of collaborative framework agreements designed to maximise third party expenditure within the higher education sector.

NEUPC is a member of UK Universities Procurement Consortia (UKUPC) – a body dedicated to improving both the quality of procurement and the level of collaborative procurement across the HE sector. Utilising a partnering approach NEUPC provides collaborative procurement expertise, guidance and agreements that are aligned to, and actively support members’ needs, values and objectives.

The agreement runs from 8 September 2020 until 07 September 2024 and Altro are listed under the newest agreement, Floor Coverings, in the furniture category. The agreement covers all Altro vinyl flooring including:

  • Altro Aquarius
  • Altro Ensemble
  • Altro Pisces
  • Altro Suprema
  • Altro Walkway 20
  • Altro Walkway 20 SD
  • Altro XpressLay
  • Altro Wood adhesive-free
  • Altro Wood
  • Altro Wood Comfort
  • Altro Reliance 25
  • Altro Stronghold 30
  • Altro Zodiac
  • Altro Cantata
  • Altro Orchestra
  • Altro Operetta
  • Altro Serenade
  • Altro Proof
  • AltroFix 19 Plus
  • AltroFix 365
  • Altro adhesive-free flooring approved installation tape
  • Altro Acoustic Underlay 101
  • Altro Classic

Mark Johnstone, Head of Commercial, UK, Middle East and Ireland said: “We are proud to be awarded a supplier and included on the framework that is covering supply, fit and maintenance of flooring in the education sector. This provides customers with peace of mind that the solutions we have developed are suitable, appropriate and reliable for education establishments.

“Altro invented safety flooring and have been at the forefront of innovation for over 100 years. Altro provide a wide selection of floor and wall solutions that can be used in all areas of education environments, including specialist safety solutions for areas with a high slip risk such as laboratories, bathrooms and kitchens; solutions for the hardest working parts of a building in reception areas and communal spaces where first impressions count and student living spaces where design and aesthetics need to create a homely feel.

“Colleges and universities are high footfall spaces, with many sites offering students 24/7 access. Altro products reach their full potential in these settings, with impact noise reduction, outstanding durability and ease of cleaning. Our slip-resistance ratings are also top of their class, ensuring that students and staff can access all areas of the campus safely and with minimal noise.”

Altro projects have included classrooms, communal spaces, commercial kitchens, and changing rooms in schools, colleges, and universities. For more information please read our customer testimonials.

Find out more about our NEW guidance on selecting walls, doors and floors for education.

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