£1.5bn housing and infrastructure framework open for bids


Innovation Chain North’s (ICN) latest construction procurement framework valued at £1.5 billion is now open for bids. 

The framework will run for four years (2024–2028) and is open to consultant and contractor suppliers to mixed-use housing and associated social infrastructure tenders across the North of England. 

Led by housing association Great Places Housing Group, the building contractor lots will include high-value and low-value bands, apartment specialists and construction services providing a wraparound to Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) technologies. 

The framework tender also includes the following consultant lots: Employers Agent, Structural Engineer, Building Surveying, Architectural Services, Principal Designer, Clerk of Works, Purchasers Agent, Health and Safety Advisor, Planning Consultancy, Site Investigation Services, Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Engineering and Retrofit Consultants. 

“We look forward to working with a diverse range of suppliers who share our vision and values, and who can help us meet the continuing demand for affordable homes across the North,” said Nick Gornall, director of development at Great Places Housing Group. 

“The success of our previous frameworks is a testament to the strong collaboration and partnership that has been developed between Great Places and other registered providers, as well as our continuing commitment to innovation and value for money. 

“Great Places alone has ambitions to deliver over 5,000 new homes by 2028, and we can only achieve this with the support of a range of contractors and consultancy practices.  

“We’ve designed this framework in collaboration with our existing client members and by listening to feedback from our current suppliers to ensure the new framework will deliver for everyone.” 

Firms can apply by clicking on this link.  

The closing date for applications is 15 December 2023.  

For further information, contact ICN@greatplaces.org.uk 

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