BDP has been appointed to two major frameworks for the procurement of social housing and public sector projects in the North of England.
We have won a place on two lots of the Procure Partnerships professional services framework to provide architectural services and structural and civil engineering work for public sector organisations in the North West and in Yorkshire. We will also bid for work under the EN:Procure consultancy framework which operates across Yorkshire, East Midlands and Humberside, to provide a range of services for social housing projects.
Procure Partnerships invited tender applications for its professional services framework earlier this year so that this could be integrated with its contractor framework in all 11 regions. The appointed consultancies, including BDP, will now bid for around £500m of public sector work over the next four years.
EN:Procure received more than 600 applications for its consultancy framework which will be worth in excess of £10m over a four year period. By securing a place on the framework, we are in line to provide easily accessible architectural consultancy, mechanical, electrical and structural engineering services for Efficiency North’s members and customers in the social housing and wider public sector.
Principal Ged Couser said: “The recent cultural development of parts of the North West and Yorkshire have shown the fantastic opportunity that the regions present for new, innovative buildings and places. The further opportunity that the Procure Partnerships framework brings, is cause for optimism and excitement. Our recent success in designing user-inspired, public sector buildings gives us a visible track record in delivery and experience in integrating with the supply chain. This new vehicle enhances our ability to provide creative, pioneering spaces in the North and supply our consultancy and professional services with added efficiency.”
Head of housing Stephen Marshall added: “BDP’s appointment to the EN:Procure framework is fantastic news. We see a great deal of synergy between Efficiency North’s direction and our own desire to design and engineer outstanding homes in socially-conscious places in Northern England. We are excited about the opportunity to utilise this partnership to speed up the procurement process for social housing contracts. This means we can spend more time designing-in added social value whilst delivering much-needed, high quality social housing for the region.”