Dundee-based Caltech Lifts has won the right to bid on government lift contracts worth around £65 million.
The city firm has been accepted on to the UK’s 2020-24 lifts procurement framework administered for member public bodies by procurement process outsourcer Fusion 21.
The framework will deliver design, installation, refurbishment and the servicing/maintenance of lifts to a vast list of organisations across the public sector – from central government, NHS trusts and emergency services to local authorities, education and housing providers.
It covers passenger/goods lifts and domestic lifts, including stairlifts, step lifts and platform lifts.
Managing director Andrew Renwick said it was the first time the company had been accepted on to the framework.
He said: “We’re naturally delighted to have our excellence of service and ongoing commitment to high-quality training and staff care recognised.
“Our success, thanks to our track record and the skill of our public sector tenders team shows Scotland’s other SMEs which deliver quality should aim to grow right now, straight out of lockdown, and create the new jobs Scotland needs to replace those being lost daily around us.
“It also shows Scottish firms shouldn’t restrict their ambitions to Scotland. By seeking, spotting and going for the opportunities elsewhere too we can grow our best SMEs into large companies and help Scotland bounce back from Covid-19.”
The company said it would seek to add to its 20-strong workforce if it successfully wins contracts through the framework.
Established in 1978, Caltech maintains more than 1,000 lifts across the UK.
Caltech’s existing clients include Dundee City Council and numerous high-quality hotel and care home groups.
Last year it installed a record-breaking lift which will play a key role at the Baldovie waste-to-energy plant in Dundee.