Housing developers are now able to apply for a new four-year, £1.5bn new build framework to deliver public sector projects.
The New Build Construction (H2) framework from procurement specialist LHC will cover Scotland, North and Central England and London and South East England, with an expected value of £500m for each area. There will be two distinct tendering opportunities for suppliers, one for Scotland and a separate tendering opportunity for the English regions.
The framework will offer a range of traditional housing solutions to the public sector, as well as low, medium and high-rise construction, care homes, mixed-use sites and sheltered, student and keyworker accommodation. Associated works, such as civil engineering and infrastructure for new build housing and net zero buildings will also be procured.
Recognising the site preparatory works required for the construction of new homes, the framework will also offer opportunities for specialist contractors to apply for standalone groundworks, demolition and site clearance work.
It is anticipated a wide range of projects will be delivered under the framework, from single small sites to complex multi-site projects, with value bands created to reflect this.
The H2 framework replaces the H1 framework in Scotland, and is a new framework for the English regions.
Dean Fazackerley, LHC’s Head of Technical Procurement, said: “We have recognised the growing demand for frameworks that deliver solutions to meet the ongoing housing challenges within the public sector, including the expectations of delivering the country’s net zero targets while supporting local housing demand. We also want to prioritise the wider social value and community benefits that can be achieved through placemaking, while supporting a wide range of contractors and employers in different locations across the country.”
There will be a number of supplier slots per region per lot, with lotting structures supporting all size of business, from SMEs up to large housing contractors. Requests to participate must be submitted by 3rd September.