The EN:Procure New Build Housing framework has an anticipated pipeline of £200m over its four-year lifetime.
It will offer a 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 have been flexibly structured to increase the number of opportunities available regardless of contractors’ size or location.
Around 80% of those appointed are SMEs with approximately half of these being locally based who’ve won the chance to work on social housing construction projects in their own neighbourhoods.
The new framework is predominantly for social housing across the North, with lots for the North West, Yorkshire and Humber and the Midlands, but may extend to other public buildings such as schools and offices and other areas of the UK.
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.”