PROCUREMENT NEWS & UPDATES
Procuring Through Collaboration
John Skivington, director at LHC, explains how collaborative procurement might help the sector embrace innovation, considers the key ingredients to successful collaborations, and offers advice for social landlords who are keen to collaborate more.
New Kitchen Cabinet, Worktop and Associated Products Framework
A Prior Information Notice (PIN) has been published advising of the forthcoming tender opportunity for the manufacture, supply and delivery of high quality kitchen cabinets, worktops and associated products – as a successor to the current K5 framework – for use in any project funded under public finance.
New Look For LHC Windows and Doors Frameworks
This year, LHC is renewing its windows and doors framework offering for the benefit of public sector organisations and the community.
Are Social Landlords Starting to Embrace Offsite?
LHC and Inside Housing carried out a survey to find out.
London Assembly Calls For More Offsite Homes
A new report, published on behalf of the London Assembly Planning Committee, looks at the contribution of offsite manufactured homes to solving London’s housing crisis.
LHC Launches New £1BN Modular Buildings Framework
Public sector procurement specialist, LHC, has launched its new Modular Buildings Framework (MB1) which across the UK has a combined value in excess of £1billion.
LHC Launches New Doorsets Framework Endorsed by Secure By Design
Public sector procurement specialist, LHC, has launched its new Communal Entrance Doorset and Associated Products framework (CED1) in close association with Secured by Design.
Experience Off-site with LHC's Virtual Reality
LHC is launching its new off-site virtual reality experience at CIH Housing 2017, in Manchester on June 27-29. The new technology will showcase off-site construction and enable delegates to experience it first hand in a virtual world!
Procuring Windows & Doors with LHC
If we roll back the years to the mid ‘60s and early ‘70s, when the construction of new social housing was at its peak, the choice of window material was almost exclusively timber with some aluminium products being used in mid and high rise blocks.
Vehicle for Delivery
How are recent changes to procurement regulations helping landlords build more homes? Our Director, John Skivington, explains:
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 Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence at Anniversary Awards Ceremony
Public sector procurement specialist, LHC, hosted its anniversary event and awards ceremony on Thursday 13th October at The Brewery, London. The event bought together over 320 public sector clients, framework suppliers and partners to celebrate 50 years of excellence.
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 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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