Professional Services

Wales Optimised Retrofit Consultancy

CHIC’s Wales Optimised Retrofit Dynamic Purchasing System for Consultancy provides a compliant and cost effective route to market for social housing organisations seeking to retrofit their properties in Wales. Retrofitting involves upgrading existing buildings to make them more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. This is an important issue in the social housing sector, where many […]

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The social housing sector in the UK is facing a pressing need to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency in order to tackle climate change and meet government targets. Energy efficiency is particularly important for social housing providers, as their properties tend to have a higher proportion of vulnerable and low income households who

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CHIC’s Agency Dynamic Purchasing System offers a compliant route to market for our members to access a range of agency staff across various specialisms. The DPS provides an efficient and cost effective way to recruit agency staff, ensuring you have access to qualified and experienced professionals who can deliver the services you need. Agency staff

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Fire And Water Risk Assessments

CHIC’s framework gives access to qualified consultants who can undertake Fire Risk Assessments and Water Hygiene Risk Assessments. OJEU No. 2021/S 000-007313 Awarded: 16/03/2021 Expires: 14/03/2025 Framework Lots Lot 1: Water Hygiene Risk Assessments and Consultancy Aqua Allies LtdH2O Hygiene LimitedHarmony Fire LimitedHealthy Buildings (Ireland) LimitedIntegrated Water Services LimitedQube Environmental LimitedRock Compliance LimitedSGS United Kingdom

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Legal Services

CHIC’s legal services framework creates savings and efficiencies through a panel of the country’s leading housing specialist law firms. Created through a compliant procurement process, the service offers more than 200 fixed fee deals, plus hourly rates at an average 30% discount on firms standard charges. In conjunction with specialist agent Kennedy Cater, we have

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Accessible to all CHIC members, our single provider framework aims to cut the cost of conveyancing by reducing the disbursement fees for undertaking property searches such as local authority, drainage and environmental searches. Typically managed by your legal firm, the national average cost for a standard disbursement search pack is estimated around £281 per property.

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This framework provides a range of consultancy services for construction and related building safety and housing disciplines, to support any type or range of projects or programme where professional consultancy services are required by CHIC’s members. OJEU No. 2021/S 000-024300 Awarded: 24/08/2021 Expires: 22/08/2025 Framework Lots Lot 1: Multi-disciplinary Integrated Consultancy Team (ICT) Alderton Associates

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Compliance Audit

CHIC’s framework gives access to companies which provide independent auditing and validation services for the main building safety and compliance services. This includes gas, electrical, fire, asbestos, water hygiene, lifts and mechanical & electrical. OJEU No. 2020/S 248-619090 Awarded: 16/11/2021 Expires: 14/11/2025 Framework Lots Lot 1: Asbestos Management Auditing Airborne Environmental Consultants Limited Environmental Management

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