News from CHIC

CHIC Sponsored Walk

The CHIC Team is excited to announce our upcoming participation in our annual sponsored walk to raise money for our charity, CHIP. On Saturday 18th May 2024, we have challenged the CHIC team to put on their walking gear, whatever the weather, and either walk 5 miles, 10 miles or 15 miles starting in Warwickshire. […]

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Procurement Act 2023: Ensuring Compliance and Knowledge

CHIC will be providing a ‘Countdown’ to the launch of the Act in October 2024. Here are the topics that will be published over the coming months: • April – Impact for Suppliers/Contracting Authorities (Members)• May – Transparency• June – Performance• July – Frameworks• August – Direct Awards/Mini-Competitions• September – Notices• October – Launch of Act The CHIC procurement team keeps up

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Healthy Homes Framework

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Healthy Homes Framework, to support landlords to create healthier living spaces that prioritise sustainability, comfort and efficiency. Developed in response to the need to decarbonise the UK’s social housing stock, this framework encompasses a range of support services, including consultancy, contract delivery and digitisation. The

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Highlighting the Importance of Offsite Manufacturing

CHIC is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Offsite Alliance, marking a significant stride towards transforming the construction industry. What is the Offsite Alliance The Offsite Alliance is a member led organisation with the sole aim of promoting modern methods of construction and bringing the sector together.  It raises funds, influences Government Policy and

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Unranked Frameworks

The social housing sector plays a crucial role in ensuring that people have access to affordable and secure homes. To achieve this goal, housing providers often engage in procurement processes to acquire goods, services and construction projects through housing consortia like CHIC. Traditionally, these processes have involved ranked frameworks, where contractors and suppliers are ranked

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The solution to identifying RAAC for local authorities and other public sector organisations

What is RAAC Recently, there has been significant coverage in UK news outlets regarding the issue of unsafe buildings. Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC), a lightweight type of precast concrete, was commonly used in public sector construction during the period spanning from the mid 1960s to the 1990s, prior to its replacement by newer methods

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WHQS 2023 consultation

In this BLOG, Katie Carey, Head of Commercial Services at CHIC shares her views on the policy responses to the recent WHQS2023 consultation. Following our WHQS2023 consultation article in CHIC CHAT in February 2023, the Welsh Government has published a summary of the policy responses and actions they are looking to implement. They have said

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Growing our consortium

CHIC has experienced significant growth in membership this year, which can be attributed to our commitment to member satisfaction and added value, as highlighted in our recent survey. With a growth of around 25%, we thought we would share all the new members to join the consortium over the past year: New Members joined this year:

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