The four-year framework has been designed to support delivery of new homes across the North of England, not only to support Great Places’ very ambitious development programme but also those of other Housing Associations operating across the North of England.
In total, 113 suppliers - 30 Contractors and 83 Consultants - were successful. The successful organisations were selected based on their technical competence, price and their commitment to social value.
The new £750m framework will run until June 2024.
Helen Spencer, Great Places’ Director of Development, said: “We are delighted to be working Faithful+Gould on our new ICN framework. We are confident they will be able to work with us and the clients of ICN in delivering the sector’s extensive development ambitions in the North. We were delighted to have a huge response from the market and receive high quality proposals and substantial social value pledges for our communities. We are now looking forward to mobilising the framework and working together on new projects with Faithful+Gould supporting us with Employers Agent, Cost Consultancy, Principal Designer and Building Surveying services”.
Joanne Whitehead, Great Places’ Procurement and Performance Manager, said: “Well done to Faithful+Gould and all the organisations who have been awarded a place on the framework. We received a large number of high quality bids and we now have an excellent group of contractors and consultants covering a wide range of disciplines to support our housing delivery ambitions. Great Places and the other housing providers who access the framework look forward to working with them all in the future.
Susan Rugg, Framework Director for ICN and regional Head of Residential says: “We are delighted to of been appointed to provide Employer’s Agent, Cost Consultancy, Principal Designer and Building Surveying services through the ICN Framework. Now more than ever housing and the shortage thereof, requires a special focus and calls for industry leaders to come together on tackling the crisis. This large scale framework provides us with an amazing opportunity to stand at the forefront of it and we look forward to creating a legacy for future generations in the North of England.”
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