National Social Housing procurement consortium, Procurement For All, launches two new ground breaking frameworks for use by its membership - and is open for use by the social housing sector too!
Procurement For All, set up in 2006, has spent more than twelve months delivering two OJEU compliant framework agreements, one for General Build, and the other for Planned Improvement Works. The frameworks are set up to deliver £150m of works across the 20 strong membership over the next 4 years, and deliver an estimated £19.5m in cashable savings.
The two national framework agreements were procured after a 12 month project, comprising a due diligence exercise with the membership, and a full OJEU compliant procurement process. The project was managed in house by the Procurement For All team, with full membership involvement throughout, including members leading on evaluating the quality element of submissions, using our e-procurement platform.
"Both frameworks are national, and are not only open to our current expanding membership of now 20 housing providers, but the whole of the social housing sector too," explains Keith Armstrong, Managing Director at Procurement For All.
The process commenced with a 'Meet The Buyer' event, held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester in January 2014, where Keith presented the opportunity to more than 300 contractors.
Keith adds: "The Meet The Buyer event was a huge success. Our 6 shareholder members supported Procurement For All on the day, and we had a significant amount of interest. It was great to present this as an opportunity and to gauge market interest - we were overwhelmed with just how different types and sizes of contractors wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to tender."
Asif Bangue, Procurement Officer at Procurement For All, managed the procurement process. He explains: "After a fully OJEU compliant process, we have awarded two national framework agreements, with committed spend from our membership, over a period of four years. 30 contractors have been awarded a place on the General Build Framework, and 43 on the Planned Improvement Works framework. The contractors vary in size, and we are pleased to say that 75% of contractors are classed as Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). We have maintained full UK coverage and included added value services and social value."
The General Build framework covers contractor services for a comprehensive range of works, including:
The Planned Improvement Works framework is split into Lots for ease of use. These include:
Keith adds: "Both frameworks are available for social housing providers to use, and are ready now. If you wish to find out more, please contact me directly, or contact our team on 0300 555 03 04 where they would be more than happy to help."
Procurement For All Ltd
3 November 2014
Telephone: 0300 555 03 04
Notes to Editors
Procurement For All is a national Homes and Communities Agency backed housing consortium of 20 housing associations, based across the country, managing more than 285,000 properties between them. Set up in 2006, 6 of the members are shareholders in the Company. Procurement For All has 14 OJEU compliant framework agreements in place. Collectively, members commit £44m p.a. to the frameworks, this is set to increase to £65m in 2015/16. Procurement For All shares procurement expertise, and using the collective buying power, has demonstrated cashable savings of 13%. In addition to OJEU procurement, Procurement For All also manages collective performance management, and supports mini competitions from the frameworks - at no additional cost. Procurement For All also manages ad-hoc local OJEU or sub OJEU procurement projects as part of its consultancy offer.
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