Multi-specialism consultancies sought for multi-million-pound public sector framework
Housing construction, fire safety and energy efficiency consultancies are encouraged to register interest for a new consultancy framework launching this summer.
Consultancy Services (CS1) from WPA offers public sector organisations a wide range of services across all stages of the design, construction and refurbishment process, all in one framework.
The framework will cover all five LHC group regions including Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA), Welsh Procurement Alliance (WPA) and South West Procurement Alliance (SWPA), Consortium Procurement Construction (CPC) and London and South East (LSE).
CS1 brings together WPA’s existing Housing Construction Consultancy (H1 WS1), Energy Efficiency (N8C) and Fire Safety (FS1-C) frameworks under one umbrella to make it easier for contracting authorities to procure specialist consultants.
The housing consultancy services will only be available for the regions covered by SPA, WPA and SWPA as pre-existing frameworks from CPC and LSE already provide these services.
Dean Fazackerley, head of technical procurement at LHC, said:
“We recognise the importance of making frameworks more accessible to regional suppliers and SMEs to give them more opportunity to work with public sector organisations, and CS1 will look to achieve that.
“Bringing housing construction consultancy, fire safety and energy efficiency under one roof allows us to meet client needs for projects of all sizes, reflecting the current market. It also means we can streamline the procurement process while offering a wider variety of high-quality, pre-approved expertise across a wide range of public sector buildings.”
Consultancies are encouraged to register their interest for the framework, which will be opening for applications in early summer 2022, on Proactis.
Engagement webinars with interested parties will be held in due course. These sessions will be used to discuss the initial proposals and gain feedback before finalising the framework and issuing the tender. Consultancies can also register for updates on the framework and the webinars on Proactis.