Three lots of work are already up for tender, forming part of a £836 million New Build framework operated by Re:allies, a strategic collaboration of housing consortia, of which Efficiency North is a founding member.
For the first lot, valued at £62 million, Efficiency North is seeking up to 30 contractors to complete multiple schemes solely in Yorkshire and Humber, up to the value of £2 million each. Up to another 30 contractors are required for the second £394 million lot of larger schemes and up to a further 10 for £70 million of projects throughout the North of England.
A simple single-stage procurement process is being used by the consortium, with just one questionnaire for contractors to complete, instead of a traditional Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. This method streamlines the tender stage and ensures the most appropriate contractors are chosen for the work available.
Lee Parkinson, chief executive officer, explained: “The new framework presents a huge opportunity for us to create much needed high quality homes to help alleviate the current social housing crisis and regenerate local communities across our region. By opening up the bidding to as many firms as possible, we can ensure we find the best partners for the needs of each project, which will not only deliver value for money, but will also make sure we provide the highest quality homes for local communities in Yorkshire and Humber.”
A Bidders’ Day, which will provide a chance to meet the Efficiency North team, will be hosted on Monday 14th September 2015 from 10:00 to 15:00 at Hotel Football, 99 Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester, M16 0SZ to give prospective contractors an opportunity to learn more about the framework and how they can best meet the tender criteria.
The deadline for submitting tenders for this single stage open procedure is 5pm 25 September 2015.