Housing construction, fire safety and energy efficiency consultancies are being encouraged to register interest for a new consultancy framework launching this summer.
Consultancy Services (CS1) from LHC 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 LHC’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.”