What is CHIC

Communities & Housing Investment Consortium

We exist to secure efficiencies and savings for our members’ asset management programmes, including all repairs, maintenance and new build activities.

CHIC is a not for profit, member owned consortium that secures efficiencies and savings for members asset management and development programmes, including all repairs, maintenance, new build and legal activities. CHIC provides procurement compliance contract and commercial support which all deliver efficiencies for members.

Our mission is to work collaboratively to deliver efficiencies through procurement and commercial support, to ensure that tenants have safe, decent homes to live in.

Procurement with a difference

CHIC supports members to secure access to a wide range of contractors, suppliers, merchants and consultants from our frameworks and contracts, through mini-competition or direct award. We fully support the procurement process, with dedicated member services and supply chain management support.

Once contracts are awarded, we provide ongoing member advice and reporting, including comprehensive commercial catalogue management and value for money reporting.