The Consultancy framework is specifically designed to provide a broad range of professional services, predominantly to support the New Build Framework but also to support Members with asset management of their existing housing stock.
The Consultancy Framework is a free to access framework for members who use the New Build Framework or one or more of the other EN: Procure Frameworks.
The framework is national but is structured to enable regional SME consultants to participate within different regions.
Call Off Mechanism
The framework provides 2 principle call-off routes:
A simple mechanism that allows selection of Contractors on the relevant lot without having to undertake a separate tender exercise; the selection is based on the tendered framework rates and the application of capability criteria to determine the most economically advantageous offer for the specific project.
Where all eligible consultants from the relevant lot, capable of carrying out the service, are invited to tender; the Invitation to Tender setting out the criteria to be used to determine the most economically advantageous tender.
For both call off routes capability criteria can be applied to source and/or ensure consultants are selected who have the required financial stability, capacity, levels of experience and insurance.
Framework Lot & Contractors
The framework contains the following 15 Lots:
- Site Investigation
- Asbestos Surveys
- Stock Condition and Building Surveyor Services
- Principle Designer
- Employer’s Agent
- Architectural Services
- Mechanical & Electrical Service
- Quantity Surveying
- Structural Engineering
- Clerk of Works
- Energy Assessment Services
- Energy Efficiency and Renewable Services
- Retrofit Co-ordination Services
- Asset Management Services