19 July 2017
A picture of Sanctuary opens £1.8bn framework for submissions

National housing provider Sanctuary Group is inviting tenders on a £1.8bn contractor framework as it prepares to develop 30,000 homes by 2027.

The announcement is the first phase in the development of Sanctuary’s internal contracting arm, which will help enable it to build 3,000 homes a year across England and Scotland for the next 10 years.

Main contractors taken on through the framework are expected to account for 60% of the target, with the rest delivered by Sanctuary and a network of sub-contractors, which will open for tenders in the near future.

Lots have been designed to be accessible to small to medium enterprises (SMEs), which are being encouraged to submit applications to join the framework.

Services are being sought for 35 lots across Scotland, the North West, the North East, the Midlands, the South West, London & South East and the East, with build costs ranging from up to £2.5m to those over £25m.

Group Director – Development Peter Martin said: “This framework is the cornerstone of ensuring our ambitious development programme is sustainable year-in year-out. Having our own construction arm will enable us to control the quality and speed of delivery to ensure we play a key part in increasing affordable housing supply across the country.

“We’d particularly encourage small to medium enterprises to submit bids for the framework, as there are a number of lower expenditure projects on the table that should suit contractors of varying sizes.”

A separate framework for consultancy services connected to the new build programme will also be launching in the coming weeks.

Submissions for the main contractor framework are open until 14 August, with procurement documents available through the Sanctuary Tenders website.

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