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Frank Haslam Milan scores hat-trick under housing framework

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Published by Diana Maccarthy for Frank Haslam Milan in Housing and also in Communities

Frank Haslam Milan (FHM) has been appointed to a trio of sub regions under a framework created to generate efficiencies in housing.

The EN Procure Elemental Works Framework has been formed by a consortium of 14 social housing providers in Yorkshire and the Humber.

The purpose of the framework, which has an estimated £975 million demand, is to create efficiencies in the procurement of contractors carrying out trades works in the improvement and maintenance of housing.

Martin Smithurst, Managing Director of FHM, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to all three sub-regions under the framework, West, East and South and look forward to delivering quality standards while generating efficiencies for consortium members, more relevant than ever during these times of austerity.”

Consortium members include: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Berneslai Homes, City of York Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull City Council, Leeds Federated, North Lincolnshire Homes, Selby District Council, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Homes, St Leger Homes, Wakefield and District Housing, Yorkshire Housing and A1 Housing.

The appointments follow an unprecedented level of interest from contractors throughout the region when the OJEU was posted on the Supplier Contract Management System (SCMS) in November 2010. The framework was divided into the three sub regions to ensure that both large organisations and local SMEs had every opportunity of securing a place.

Contracts have now been awarded to 98 contractors. The framework will provide works, materials and services which can be accessed by any public sector body and principally by social landlords.

Provision is contractually embedded into the framework for local training, apprenticeship and employment programmes, sustainability initiatives, SME and supplier engagement and local economic regeneration.

The framework is designed to deliver expenditure and process efficiency savings of 10% against annual throughput. Any surplus revenue accrued is collected in a ‘4 Good Fund’ which can be accessed by authorities using the framework to fund projects which support the strategic themes of Efficiency North and realise social and economic benefits in the local community.

Lee Parkinson, Director of Efficiency North, said: “We are delighted to have achieved such a diverse offer in the framework, with a mix of larger national players as well as smaller local businesses. All the successful contractors demonstrated in their tender submissions that the improved certainty of time, quality and cost the Elemental Works Framework aims to establish will be delivered. We are very much looking forward to working with them all.”

For a full list of successful contractors by sub-region and by lot go to:

http://www.efficiencynorth.org/frameworks/e-n-procure/contractors

To find out more about Efficiency North and the EN Procure Framework go to:

http://www.efficiencynorth.org/frameworks/e-n-procure/

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