LHC Procurement Group offers a range of solutions including Frameworks and DPS’s which are free-to-use and can be used by local authorities, social landlords and other public sector bodies to procure works, products and services for the construction, refurbishment and maintenance of social housing and public buildings in England, Scotland and Wales.
Frameworks are umbrella agreements that set out the terms that include specification, quality, price and quantity under which contracts (call-offs) can be made during the lifetime of the framework (normally 4 years). Suppliers compete through open competition to be appointed to a framework. Publicly funded bodies then access the suppliers that have successfully met the framework criteria by “calling-off” individual contracts.
LHC offers 18 frameworks nationally across 6 categories. Additionally there are various region specific frameworks available.
LHCs DPSs are an open market solution designed to provide buyers with access to a pool of pre-qualified suppliers in respect of building works, goods and services for use in public sector housing construction, refurbishment and maintenance.
Quick and easy access to approved suppliers
Confidence that you have access to pre-qualified trades with the right qualifications, experience and financial standing to deliver your project
Only suppliers who offer quality and value are pre-qualified
Access to a wide number of pre-qualified suppliers
Offers the opportunity to engage with local suppliers supporting the wider Government aim of working with local businesses for economic growth
Our DPS makes it easier for clients to comply with leaseholder consultations by allowing leaseholder nominated trades with an opportunity to apply to join the DPS and if successful an opportunity to bid for work