Submissions for our new £2bn volumetric framework ends on 31st July 2020

We are procuring three contracts for the manufacture, supply and erection of new modular homes. The framework will run for an initial period of five years with an option of extension for two subsequent five-year periods. “We are delighted that there is a lot of interest in our new BuildSmart volumetric contract procurement. Since we first established BuildSmart 6 years ago there has been a…

Build, Build, Build!

We were delighted that the PM says he wants to “Build, Build, Build” our way to a recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic. CHIC and our members stand ready to support the development of “fantastic new homes on brownfield sites” and our off-site manufactured contracts offer the opportunity for both Modular and Timber Frame homes to be built quickly. With #housingattheheart of the PM’s message; he…

We are pleased to announce that our new legal services framework is now live!

CHIC has once again partnered with our specialist legal services agent Kennedy Cater to deliver our new legal services framework, comprising of a panel of 22 leading housing specialist law firms. This new 4-year framework will replace the existing highly successful framework and will commence on 1st July 2020. It has been developed to create significant saving for all of our members with more than…

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 LOCKDOWN – WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR CHIC’S MEMBERS AND SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNERS?

We are united by the huge disruption to normal life that the current pandemic has caused. Frontline staff are working flat out in high risk situations to protect the nations vulnerable, whilst many of us are working or furloughed at home. The construction industry and many of its supply chains’ have halted production – except for emergency activities – but our members – which provide…

Coronavirus Summary Statement of Supply Chain Pandemic Preparedness

The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting everyday operations in more and more industries, with construction and maintenance works in the social sector starting to feel the effects of the pandemic. CHIC as a responsible framework provider has engaged all of our supply chain to understand the level of preparedness in dealing with the challenges caused by the pandemic. Taking into account the requirements of the sector…

Procurement Policy Note 02/20 – CHIC’s Advice Note

  The PPN sets out information and guidance for public bodies (i.e. those required to comply with public procurement regulations) on the payment of contractors and suppliers. The principle purpose is for contracting authorities to ensure that suppliers continue to be paid during the period of disruption caused by COVID-19, so that they are in a position to resume normal contract delivery once the coronavirus…