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Suppliers named for £500m public sector new build framework

Twenty suppliers have been awarded a place on a new £500m new build framework to deliver public sector construction projects in Scotland.
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SWPA: Procuring energy efficiency measures

In this article, Emily Bull, client research officer at SWPA, explains how the second wave of the Social Housing Decarbonisation fund will enable associations to secure better housing energy efficiency measures.
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Window and door suppliers win place on £66m public sector framework

Eleven window and door suppliers have won places on a new £66m national public sector framework (WD2), launched by not-for-profit public sector construction framework provider LHC.
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Procurement in practice: The benefits of aggregating demand for MMC homes

In this article, Phillip Blackmore, regional procurement manager at SWPA explains how aggregating demand for MMC homes is beneficial for manufacturers and communities.
Construction site contractors

The Gold Standard in construction: The quest for better collaboration

In this article, LHC explains how it is responding to the Gold Standard in construction, to deliver social impact and create local opportunity.
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New regional director targets housing and levelling up in the North...

Ethan James has been appointed regional director for Consortium Procurement Construction, targeting housing and levelling up for the North and Midlands.
Retrofitting social housing

The Road to Net Zero: Retrofitting social housing

Building new homes that are zero carbon is complicated enough but pales in comparison to the challenge of retrofitting social housing to achieve zero carbon by 2050.
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New LHC board and interim group director announced

The new LHC board and interim group director have been announced as part of a governance review to support the not-for-profit framework provider's future growth.
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How procurement can improve building safety

The political spotlight has remained firmly fixed on how the industry can improve building safety in the first half of 2022. While progress towards the Hackitt Review recommendations is slowly being made, there is a continued need to revisit and reform processes at procurement level and through the whole supply chain.
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Applying ‘Constructing the Gold Standard’ together – a provider and supplier...

Five months on from Professor David Mosey’s ‘Constructing the Gold Standard’ report, LHC meet Claire Bailey-Jones, head of business development from Novus Property Solutions to discuss the key lessons the sector can learn to make tangible, practical differences.
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The benefits of MMC & procurement barriers to adoption

Phillip Blackmore, regional procurement manager, SWPA, discusses how contracting authorities can procure effectively to ensure they obtain the benefits of MMC.
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1,000 energy-efficient homes to benefit South West residents

People across Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset will benefit from a new partnership to build more energy-efficient homes for rent and ownership.
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Could community building be the answer to loneliness?

It’s mental health week for 2022! SWPA enjoy taking this time to take stock of the last year and see what we can do better for our team over the coming year.
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LHC announces latest round of grants through its community benefit fund 

LHC continues its strong focus on social value this year, both through its frameworks - the latest of which have included new evaluation processes to increase opportunities for more EDI conscious companies who undertake significant community initiatives - and through its Community Benefit Fund.
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Why public sector procurement holds many of the keys to levelling...

Values-based procurement has a crucial part to play in driving economic equity. LHC Group interim chief executive Elaine Elkington explains why, exploring the role of public sector procurement in delivering quality housing for all and supporting a more diverse supply chain for social landlords.
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Collaborative working is key to successful housing project delivery

Collaboration has long been recognised as a goal in the construction industry, Constructing Excellence created the Collaborative Working Champions; which identifies 10 themes as essential in achieving successful housing project delivery.
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Renowned housing leader, Peter Quinn, appointed as LHC Group’s new chair

Peter Quinn has been appointed as LHC Group’s new chair – the first in a series of new appointments to the LHC Board.
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How public sector procurement aids the levelling up agenda

In this ebook, LHC looks at the role public sector procurement plays in the government's levelling up agenda.
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LHC report says improved housing and public sector procurement is key...

The LHC report outlines the key role public sector procurement can play in the government's levelling up agenda.
Kitchen suppliers

LHC’s new £20m K7 framework officially opens for kitchen suppliers and...

Kitchen suppliers and manufacturers can now apply to be part of LHC's new four-year public sector K7 framework, worth £20m.
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How can planning consultants engage with hard to reach communities?

Shona Snow, LHC head of procurement, explores how planning consultants can engage with hard to reach voices in communities, with the help of Built-ID.
Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper

Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper consultation response

Dean Fazackerley, head of technical procurement, LHC Group, ponders the seven important changes within the Government’s Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper consultation response.
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LHC webinar to showcase community and collaboration in procurement

Public sector professionals are invited to join LHC for their ‘Engage the Future: Collaboration & Community’ webinar on 31 March, 11:30am – 1:30pm as they explain why equality, diversity and inclusion should be more than a tick box exercise if they want to deliver true social value.
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Procurement for education and community buildings made easy

The pandemic has highlighted the effect of the built environment on our mental and physical health, whether in our homes, schools, offices or community buildings.
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Multi-specialism consultancies sought for multi-million-pound public sector framework

Housing construction, fire safety and energy efficiency consultancies are encouraged to register interest for a new consultancy framework launching this summer.
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Lesley Anderson SPA’s head of procurement become CIPS fellow

Lesley Anderson, head of procurement, Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA), has been recognised for her contribution to the industry with Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) fellowship status.

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