EN:Procure, the procurement arm of Efficiency North, has awarded contracts to 29 contractors over 4 lots on its new EN:Procure New Build Housing framework.
With an anticipated pipeline of £340m over its 4-year lifetime, the more efficient and flexible framework will offer a leading-edge supply chain for the construction of social housing for Efficiency North’s social housing landlord members, who own and manage more than 80% of the social housing stock within the Yorkshire and Humber region.
The specific lot for smaller housing developments in Yorkshire and Humber provides opportunities for smaller and medium-sized local firms and has been flexibly structured to increase the number of opportunities available regardless of contractors’ size or location. 66% of those appointed are SMEs with approximately half of these being locally based SMEs who’ve won the chance to work on social housing construction projects in their own neighbourhoods.
Modern Method of Construction housing can also be delivered through the new framework via a turnkey contract with a principal contractor.
The new framework is predominantly for social housing in Yorkshire and Humber but may extend to other public buildings such as schools and offices and other areas of the UK.
The new framework will build on the success of EN:Procure’s previous New Build framework, which helped Efficiency North’s members procure and deliver up to 1,394 new homes with an overall contract value of £177m. It will also be instrumental in the success of Efficiency North’s strategy to support social mobility in the communities of member landlords by boosting local training and employment opportunities. Training delivery is written into the contract, with a minimum of 2 training opportunities to be provided by the contractor for every £1m works value. Training and employment opportunities will be targeted to maximize their positive impact in housing providers’ communities.
Emma Mottram, EN:Procure Head of Operations, commented; “I’m very pleased that the framework has achieved such an excellent offer, with a diverse range of small and large contractors. It provides an intelligent procurement solution for new build schemes with maximum flexibility via the range of contract options and scheme development processes. We very much look forward to working with our landlords and the appointed contractors to develop schemes through the framework to help them meet demand for cross tenure new build housing.”
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