Procurement Regulations: Why and How?


Much has been said about the future of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 in the periods leading up to and after the Remain/Leave Referendum in June this year.

LHC Commences Pre-tender Engagement Process For Three New Frameworks


LHC has started the pre-tender engagement process for three new frameworks: Schools and Community Buildings (SCB2), Modular Buildings (MB1) and Heating Systems (HS1).

Brexit: What Will It Mean For Public Procurement In The UK?


The UK Government will have a million and one things to do over the next two years or more to try to come to terms with what just over half of the population has voted for.

Q&A: Outside The Box


Offsite construction can play a significant role in tackling issues surrounding housing supply, says John Skivington, director at LHC.

Just In Time Procurement


A ‘just-in-time’ approach to procurement can add value for social housing providers.

LHC Launches Final Workstream Of All-Encompassing Energy Efficiency Framework


Public sector procurement specialist LHC has launched the final workstream of its energy efficiency and refurbishment framework.

LHC Launches Its New Entrance Doorsets Framework


LHC has launched the seventh edition of its successful Entrance Doorsets framework agreement.

LHC partner with Explore Offsite in the Housing Sector


LHC are partnering with Explore Offsite in the Housing Sector 2016 on March 23rd & 24th at Birmingham's NEC.

LHC Pitched Roofing Tender Submission Deadline Closes In


Time is running out for contractors and suppliers interested in tendering for LHC's new Pitched Roofing framework due to be launched this spring.

Standards updates involving windows and doors


Two fundamental standards relevant to the specification of window and door products have now been revised and issued as 2016 editions.

Pitched Roofing Supplier Seminars For Wales


LHC has organised in conjunction with the National Procurement Service (NPS) for two seminars for Welsh based companies interested in tendering for LHC's new Pitched Roofing framework due to be launched later this year.

Procurement Specialist LHC To Tender for New Pitched Roofing Framework


LHC will shortly commence the tender process for its new Pitched Roofing framework due to be launched this spring.

New British Standard for the Installation of Windows and Doors Announced


A new British Standard for the installation of windows and doors has been announced.

Housing Shortage Exacerbated By Planned Homes Not being Built


Research commissioned by the Local Government Association reveals that over 475,000 homes that have received planning permission are waiting to be built.

LHC/SFHA Procurement Advisor


This is an opportunity to provide social landlords in Scotland with guidance and advice on the impact of procurement legislation on their organisations, to enable organisations to carry out specific procurement activities.

Can Off-Site Construction of New Homes Solve Public Sector Housing Pressures?


Social landlords are often under pressure to build high quality, best value housing quickly. Traditional house builders are finding skill shortages in many areas that puts pressure on house building costs.

New Aluminium Windows & Doors Framework from LHC


LHC has launched the sixth edition of its successful Aluminium Window and Door Products framework arrangement in England and Wales.

New All-Encompassing Energy Efficiency Framework


The reduction in funding opportunities for energy efficiency measures and the pressure on finances for many public sector organisations and housing associations has become even more acute.

LHC To Launch New Turnkey Off-site Construction Framework Solution At Homes 2015


LHC is to launch its Off-site Construction of New Homes framework’s new service extension for the full construction of housing that will offer clients a full turnkey solution, at Homes 2015.

LHC Commences Tender Process For Entrance Doorsets Framework


LHC has commenced the tender process for its planned Entrance Doorsets framework agreement with the issue of the Contract Notices for England, Wales and Scotland.

New Kitchen & Bathroom Framework Provides Greatest Supplier Choice Yet


LHC has launched a new installation framework for public sector refurbishment projects where 60% of the 52 suppliers appointed to carry out works are SME’s.

New Record Surplus Distribution to Members


LHC is in the process of distributing to its members a record surplus of just under £2.4m that was achieved for the year ending 31st March 2014/15.

Energy Efficiency Framework Tender Commences


LHC is to commence the tender process for its new Energy Efficiency framework in October. The framework, that will be launched early in 2016, has been developed to provide an extensive range of energy efficiency measures for social housing, community buildings, schools and other publicly owned buildings.

Off-site Building Construction – Collapse and Regeneration


Off-site construction is back in fashion. Despite its chequered history, social landlords are increasingly turning to the benefits now offered by this method of building to help tackle the housing shortage.

LHC to be Represented on BSi Furniture Committee


LHC’s Technical Manager, Jim Noble has been invited to sit on the British Standards Institute (BSi) Domestic and Contract Furniture Standards Committee which incorporates standards for kitchen cabinets and worktops.

New Report Suggests Off-site Building Could Be The Solution To The Housing Crisis


A new report from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers calls on the government to provide incentives to encourage off-site construction of new homes.

Windows: A Journey From Draughty Single Glazing to Vital Thermal Barriers


Turn back the clock to 1966. LHC is formed, Harold Wilson’s Labour Party is in power and trade union barons exercise formidable control over the country’s industrial output. It’s also the year England wins the World Cup.

LHC Lead Housing Panel Discussion At CIH Housing


LHC were pleased with the turnout at this year's CIH Housing where LHC's John Skivington led a panel discussion “Delivering the Government’s housing target through off-site construction” at this year's CIH Housing 2015 conference and exhibition in Manchester.

Offsite Solution for Affordable New Homes


"Off-site manufacturing techniques offer a solution for getting good quality, affordable new homes built more quickly". This was the focus of an article written by LHC Director, John Skivington, for Inside Housing magazine.

New Legionella and Water Treatment Framework Tender Commences


With legionella continuing to be found in buildings, there is an ongoing need to protect and control both residential and business premises to ensure public safety.

New look, new website for LHC


LHC has launched a new website and refreshed its brand as it prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016.


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