HCA to start £8bn delivery panel 3 bid race next month

Aaron Morby 8 years ago
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The Homes and Communities Agency is gearing up to start the bid race to renew its delivery partner panel early next month.

More than 25 contractors and developers on the existing panel will be fighting for a place on the new housing delivery line-up that covers the country except London, which operates it own preferred list.

The DPP2 framework is due to expire in March next year opening up fresh opportunities for firms to join get on board.

Big industry names that secured places on DPP2 include Willmott Dixon, Wates, Kier, Bouygues, Lovell, Mansell, Carillion, Miller, Higgins, Rydon and Galliford Try.

These existing framework partners were enticed to bid with a forecast four-year spend of £4bn, with the HCA taking more responsibility for mixed-use tenure schemes and bringing in more bodies to use its preferred list, this estimate has been ramped up to £8bn for the next round of bidding.

The delivery partner panel has been in use for six years and already has enabled delivery of 45,000 homes on 250 sites.

Interested firms are invited to respond to a survey questionnaire as part of a pre-procurement market testing exercise, which can be obtained here.

The existing DPP2 framework is split into four geographic lots across England. This time around contractors and house builders will be asked for their views on this regional set-up.

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