Public sector procurement specialist, LHC, has launched its new Offsite Project Integrator (OPI1) Framework.
The aim of the Offsite Project Integrator framework is to provide the client with a single point of contact to manage the effective implementation of offsite housing schemes and comprises a single workstream covering Offsite Project and Contract Management through not only RIBA stages 0-7 but also preliminary stages prior to RIBA stage 0 to support i. initiation & development and ii. land assembly.
Despite the clear and tangible benefits of offsite manufacture for construction, the take up of offsite manufacture of homes has been limited to date due to a number of factors including poor collaboration and integration of the industry or risks being overstated by organisations not fully appreciating the challenges of offsite projects at the start of their journey. LHC’s framework for Offsite Project Integrators (OPI1) is the best solution to help you understand your project risks and manage integration of all aspects of the delivery of offsite solutions for housing, bungalows, flats, apartments, sheltered accommodation, care homes and student, NHS and ‘Blue Light’ accommodation. It may also be used to manage the delivery of non-residential projects.
The framework can be used by local authorities, housing associations and other social landlords to find the vital technical support they need to deal with the unique challenges associated with the integration of offsite projects including volumetric, panelised, high-rise and turnkey building systems and to make your offsite project a success.
The framework agreement is for a period of 6 years commencing on the 2nd March 2020 and is split into the following regional lots; England (4 regional lots), South West England, Wales and Scotland (5 regional lots).
Nine (9) appointed companies have secured the opportunity to provide consultancy services through this framework (listed in alphabetical order)
- Airey Miller
- Ove Arup
- Taylor Lewis
- Turner & Townsend
Further details can be found here: