New Build

4th generation framework for new build housing

New Build

Framework Ref:

New Build Gen-4

Start Date:

March 2024

End Date:

March 2028

OJEU Contract Notice:

2023/S 000-015713

OJEU Award Notice:

2024/S 000-007099

Framework Lots & Contractors

The Gen-4 framework fits the new requirements of public sector bodies in a fast-changing environment, with higher attention to data protection, the Modern Slavery Act, the Equality Act, sustainability, plus modern solutions to social value benefits.

It sources the best  to build a leading edge supply chain for all aspects of new build housing, including design, site preparation and remediation, civil engineering and infrastructure works, new build construction and refurbishment for registered social housing providers and public sector contracting authorities across  England.  All contractors have declared capacity and capability to operate in Yorkshire, Humber, the East Midlands and North West.

27 contractors 

27 contractors who demonstrated compliant experience, competence and capability were all appointed to at least one lot of the framework, however many contractors were successful in being appointed to more than one. 

4 Lots

Lot 1   Schemes up to a maximum of 10 Units

Lot 2   Schemes between 8-45 Units

Lot 3   Schemes between 30-100 Units

Lot 4   Schemes of 70 Units and over

Call off 

Members can access the framework via mini-tender or direct award, offering flexibility in procurement processes. 

The framework delivers a range of national and local contractors with a sophisticated Capability Matrix underpinning the call off criteria.  This helps to ensure the most suitable contractors are selected based on the specifics of the scheme and member aspirations. Call off methods also provide opportunities for early contractor involvement and utilising preconstruction service agreements.

The FAC-1  Framework Alliance Contract is designed to integrate projects under JCT, NEC and other project contracts.

The framework is backed by an extensive catalogue of schedules of rates to bring further speed and efficiency to the award of contracts, and has at its core standardised processes which improve project development and management.

Dynamic ESG delivery

The framework has been carefully considered to align with the Government’s recommendations for Constructing the Gold Standard, emphasising quality, innovation and sustainability.  Through a collaborative structure core group defence within the Framework Alliance Contract,  EN:Procure and contractors will work together to reduce inflationary impacts on members, understand and map supply chains, generate greater social value and accelerate our contractors and members’ journeys to net zero.

The framework includes dynamic models for ESG delivery, reflecting many of the themes in the government’s Constructing the Gold Standard report. Contractors are required to deliver one ESG unit per £50,000 contract spend to provide a wide range of social, economic and environmental benefits for communities served by Efficiency North’s membership of social housing providers.  Social value outcomes are measured through the National TOMS system.

ESG units include:

  • educational activities such as visits to construction sites, free webinars and mock employment interviews
  • volunteer days in the local community
  • donations to our charity EN:Able Communities CIO or EN:Able Futures CIC flexi-job apprenticeship service
  • short training courses to upskill the workforce
  • T-level work experience
  • T-level work placement
  • New full time employment position for minimum 12 months
  • Direct apprenticeship
  • Flexi-job apprenticeship through EN:Able Futures CIC

Specialist support services

EN:Procure provides a range of specialist support for members and their projects from scheme inception through to post-completion. Our team of experts are experienced in finding the most intelligent solution to ensure successful outcomes.

Dedicated team with specialist industry experience

  • Pre-construction
  • Planning, highways and drainage
  • Design
  • Procurement
  • Project management
  • Cost management
  • Risk management
  • Contract and commercial


  • Procurement programmes
  • Procurement strategy
  • Contractor selection
  • Design team meetings
  • Tender documents
  • Tender process
  • Tender evaluation
  • Cost checks and negotiations
  • Contract documents

Following contract award

The team is available on an ad-hoc basis to provide post-contract advice and support.

Contract documents

Support with provision and drafting of core contract documents such as:

  • Standard contract amendments
  • Collateral warranties
  • Performance bond
  • Novation agreement

Post completion

Through the use of a dedicated team, lessons learned are fed back into subsequent projects with the ability for cross-learning from other Member clients and projects.

Efficiency North’s team experience enables us to perform a robust check and challenge role across the whole design and procurement process. This is a key component to achieve good design, manage risks and costs and produce excellent outcomes.

Social housing providers are not only able to access the Framework, but also EN:Procure’s extensive range of support services, which includes a dedicated team member working as part of the project team.

Framework Contact

Carl Bairstow


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