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EN:Procure appoints contractors for £3.2bn framework

Regional procurement specialist EN:Procure has appointed 100 contractors to its latest installers’ framework, valued at more than £3.2 billion, over a four-year term.

The procurement arm of social housing consortium Efficiency North had recently opened the bidding for the next iteration of its Installation and Repairs Framework across 36 lots for social housing projects in Yorkshire and the Humber, the East Midlands and the North West, which will run from 26 February 20024 to 25 February 2028.

The winning contractors will carry out a wide range of social housing repairs and installation work including electrical, heating, roofing and brickwork. Around 85 per cent of the contractors are small and medium enterprises (SMEs), reflecting EN:Procure’s commitment to providing fair access to organisations of any size.

More than £272 million of repairs, maintenance and installation work has been delivered by the current version of the framework since its launch in 2019. A further £2 million was gifted to members to fund social value initiatives for local communities, with £1.5 million being given through EN:Able Communities since 2015.

The new framework was procured under EN:Procure’s latest Gen-4 generation of tenders, incorporating the FAC-1 Framework Agreement and dynamic models for ESG delivery, reflecting many of the themes in the government’s Constructing the Gold Standard report. It will provide a wide range of social, economic and environmental benefits for communities served by Efficiency North’s membership of social housing providers.

Emma Mottram, Director of Operations at EN:Procure, said: “The framework was structured to encourage SME engagement and so we are delighted that a large proportion of them are from that sector. We will be supporting them on their journey to delivering robust ESG targets.

“The successful applicants are keen to deliver outstanding installation and repairs works, while also matching Efficiency North’s commitment to training and skills development, including the use of apprenticeships.” 

She added: “This has been one of the first iterations to be procured with our latest generation of framework agreements. The Gen4 frameworks will provide a higher level of transparency and underline the power of collaboration.

“It will also pave the way for the social housing sector to achieve decarbonisation targets and improve sustainability.”

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