A Founding Member

Platform Housing Group, one of our founder members, had a major requirement to procure repairs and capital investment programme contracts. These contracts were to run across their stock, which encompasses the whole of central England. To undertake this procurement, Platform required support from a trusted framework provider who could understand their sector and requirements. Following discussions with Stephen Sharman (Director of Member Services) Platform chose CHIC as their preferred procurement partner for this project, due to our clear understanding of what was required and the suitability of our procurement routes.

CHIC then worked with Richard Orders (Senior Category Manager), to facilitate the onboarding of over 30 incumbent supply chain partners on to our All Under One Roof Dynamic Purchasing System. This allowed Platform the opportunity to give their current supply chain the chance to retender for works. Having onboarded the supply chain and worked with Platform to produce a series of tender documents covering 7 Lots across 3 geographic regions, CHIC managed the tender process once documents were published and approved by Platform. The tender process was then managed by CHIC, with a full report provided at conclusion detailing the results.

CHIC then attended a series of initial contract meetings across the East and West Midlands with Platform and successful bidders. Following this, CHIC’s commercial team produced 28 contract packs, for works totalling in excess of £20m per annum. CHIC managed the signing process and now continue to provide contract management support when required by Platform as part of our managed service.

What our stakeholders say...


We offer a comprehensive selection of services, providing a full suite of contractor and supply chain solutions for affordable housing landlords and other public sector bodies, across their asset management and development programmes.

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CHIC has demonstrated creating significant cost savings, efficiencies, and other value outcomes for our members over the past few years.

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