Sector - Public Sector
£700M new build framework announced
13 Jun 23
A new framework has been launched worth £700M which will see the construction of new social housing.
Regional procurement specialist EN:Procure the procurement arm of social housing consortium Efficiency North, has opened the bidding for the next iteration of its Framework for New Build Housing.
The latest ‘Gen-4’ version of the social housing regeneration consortium’s framework covers all aspects of new build housing, including design, site preparation and remediation, civil engineering and infrastructure works, new build construction and refurbishment.
The lots also cover the development of various property types, including mixed-use developments incorporating commercial or public infrastructure and buildings. Projects using the four-year framework will predominantly be situated in the north west, Yorkshire and Humber, and East Midlands, but may also extend to other areas of the country.
The previous version of the framework enabled the delivery of nearly 3,000 new homes, representing more than £480m of new build projects for social landlords and creating 121 apprenticeships for local people.
The lots for the updated framework are:
- Lot 1 – Schemes up to a maximum of 10 units
- Lot 2 – Schemes of between eight and 45 units
- Lot 3 – Schemes of between 30 and 100 units
- Lot 4 – Schemes of 70 units or over
The framework is the first to be procured under EN:Procure’s latest generation of tenders, incorporating the FAC-1 Framework Agreement and dynamic models for ESG delivery, reflecting many of the themes in the government’s Constructing the Gold Standard report.
Lee Parkinson, chief executive at EN:Procure, said: “This latest version of our Framework for New Build Housing gives the opportunity for contractors and designers to get involved with social housing projects that not only provide much needed homes, but also maximises the social value generated for the communities these developments are situated in.
“Those selected for the framework will not only be expected to complete the works to a high standard, but are expected to share our commitment to regeneration – specifically the creation of training, work placement, educational activity, direct and shared apprenticeship, and new employment opportunities.”
Prequalification questionnaires need to be returned by 24 July. For more information visit: https://www.efficiencynorth.org/procure
If you would like to read more stories like this, then please click here
More Public Sector News
- Smart street lamps get green light
22 Sep 23
Smart tech is to be trialled in towns and cities as part of a £1.3M
- 87 contractors named on transformative £8Bn Framework
21 Sep 23
Procure Partnerships Framework has appointed 87 contractors to its second-generation National Framework.
- Going direct: Why direct award is back in business
21 Aug 23
As public sector budgets continue to be squeezed, local authorities are increasingly looking at ways
Sector Press Releases
- UKIS 2018 : Keynote speakers announced
UKIS 2018 has announced the keynote speakers for this year’s event.
- Transforming infrastructure
The government has released new plans aimed at revolutionising British infrastructure and boosting the construction sector’s productivity.
- Record infrastructure investment
National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline has been published, which confirms over £600Bn of investment in UK infrastructure.
- The UK’s Leading Infrastructure & Supply Event
Connect with major infrastructure projects at the UK Infrastructure Show
- Infrastructure and Projects authority confirms presence at UKIS
BiP Solutions are pleased to announce a new partner for the UKIS event, the Infrastructure Projects Authority.
- Confidence suffers as activity stalls
The Vinden Partnership reacts to October's figures.
Sector Case Studies
- The Importance of Good Architectural Design
Our mental health is heavily influenced by the walls we spend our time within.
- Director – Trouble Ahead? What Are Your Options?
Running a company involved in the construction sector is hard work.
- Civic Centre – Ipswich
Over 15,000 tonnes of concrete were removed from site.
- Cargill project to renew exhausts of industrial fryers
Cargill commissioned ASAP Fire and Bryland Fire to design, supply and install a new system.
- Tennison Road Bridge
The brief was to demolish sections of the bridge over a series of weekend possessions.
- Bridge 404 – Felixstowe to Nuneaton Loop
A three-span steel bridge had to be replaced over the River Gipping.