EN:Procure has awarded places to 25 contractors over 4 lots on its EN:Procure New Build Housing framework
With an anticipated pipeline of £200m over its 4-year lifetime, the EN:Procure New Build Housing framework will offer a leading-edge supply chain for the construction of social housing for Efficiency North’s social housing landlord members.
The lots for smaller housing developments of 10 homes and under provide opportunities for smaller and medium-sized local firms and has been structured to increase the number of opportunities available regardless of contractors’ size or location.
80% of those appointed are SMEs with approximately half of these being locally based who will work on social housing construction projects in their own neighbourhoods.
The new EN:Procure New Build Housing framework is predominantly for social housing across the North, with lots for the North West, Yorkshire and Humber and the Midlands. However, it 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 frameworks, which, between 2016-2021, helped members procure and deliver almost 2,000 new homes for local communities with an overall contract value of £254m.
It will also be instrumental in continuing 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 1 training opportunity to be provided by the contractor for every £1m works value.
‘An intelligent procurement solution for new build schemes’
Emma Mottram, EN:Procure head of operations, said: “I’m very pleased that the framework has achieved such an excellent offer, with a diverse range of small and large contractors operating across Northern England.
“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 landlord membership and the appointed contractors to develop schemes through the framework to help them meet demand for cross tenure new build housing throughout the North and Midlands.”
You can view the full list of contractors here.