Homes England – formerly the Homes and Communities Agency – has announced a new £100 million technical services framework
Up to 15 teams will be selected for the framework, which will run for four years and provide a range of services – including masterplanning, engineering and architectural design – to prepare public sites for sale to housebuilders.
Teams selected for the agreement will have the opportunity to work on a range of projects planned by the non-departmental public body which has been tasked with seeing 300,000 new homes delivered every year by the middle of the next decade.
According to the brief: ‘This Framework will cover all technical services and will provide a “one-stop shop” for Homes England, from which we can procure a range of integrated services that are managed by the Framework member to provide us with a single point of responsibility for a range of co-ordinated services.
‘We would expect that this framework will be used primarily where we require of a number of technical services on a single development site. This framework will replace the existing multidisciplinary framework (2014-2018) which reaches the end of its contracted term in November 2018.’
The framework, planned to run for four years, will operate alongside the agency in its mission to pioneer a ‘commercial approach’ to acquiring, preparing and developing land in areas of high demand.
Current Homes England priorities include speeding up the delivery of new homes over the coming years and creating an organisation ‘capable of responding to the long-term housing challenges facing this country.’
The new framework agreement replaces the HCA’s £100 million multidisciplinary framework, which expires later this year and features 18 of the industry’s largest firms including AECOM, Arup, Atkins and BDP.
Services to be procured through the one-stop shop framework include project and cost management, development monitoring, corporate risk management, technical and site investigation, engineering design, architecture and landscape design, planning, consultation, and masterplanning and urban design.
Other Homes England frameworks to be procured later this year include masterplanning – which will be worth £25 million and divided into five regional lots – project management, asbestos services and land surveying.
The deadline for applications is 5pm, 7 August.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information