The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has announced the appointment of 19 organisations to its new £100m multidisciplinary panel. AHR is on three of these multidisciplinary teams, led by Arup, Aecom and URS.
The panel will be used to procure a wide range of technical services required to support the construction and development of homes and other facilities by public sector bodies throughout England. Services available through the panel include: project and cost management, engineering, architecture, planning, masterplanning, landscape architecture, ecology, construction design and management (CDM) and property consultancy.
The new panel replaces the HCA’s existing multidisciplinary and engineering panels and has been procured through a fully OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) compliant process. The panel is made available free for use by a very wide range of public sector bodies including local authorities, central government departments, NHS Trusts and many others, to help them increase the speed and efficiency of their procurement processes.
“We were very impressed by the quality of submissions we received from bidders. Over recent years we have supported use of our panels by over 200 public bodies and we look forward to this increasing. This panel, and our property panel, launched in June this year, will help the HCA achieve its objective of working with public bodies to help them deliver homes, economic growth and jobs.”
— Deborah Vogwell, Panels Manager, HCA