Future opportunity

Residential Housing Framework

  • Procurement for Housing

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2023/S 000-018158

Published 26 June 2023, 4:30pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Procurement for Housing

2 Olympic Way




Tony Woods




United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKD - North West (England)

Internet address(es)

Main address


one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity

General public services

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Residential Housing Framework

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 45000000 - Construction work

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Established in 2004, Procurement for Housing (PfH) is a national procurement consortium dedicated to the social housing sector and supported by the National Housing Federation (NHF), Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and HouseMark. Collectively our Members manage more than 75% of UK’ social housing stock, with PfH helping them to achieve efficiency savings using a wide range of services including framework agreements, spend analyses, strategy reviews, consolidated billing and comprehensive reporting. PfH is a contracting authority under Regulation 2 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 ("PCR 2015") and a central purchasing body under Regulation 37 PCR 2015.PFH is working in partnership with Building Better (an alliance of 31 Housing associations) to deliver aggregated demand from members so they can procure High quality, sustainable offsite homes, at the right price that will meet their customer's needs (www.buildingbetter.org.uk)

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 45000000 - Construction work

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKG - West Midlands (England)
  • UKI - London
  • UKF - East Midlands (England)
  • UKH - East of England
  • UKJ - South East (England)
  • UKE - Yorkshire and the Humber
  • UKK - South West (England)
  • UKC - North East (England)
  • UKD - North West (England)
  • UKL - Wales

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

PFH and Building Better are issuing this Pre-Tender Market Engagement notice. This notice is for a new residential framework that will be procured on behalf of the Building Better members in England and Wales. The aim is to deliver high quality, new build residential projects for the members for • low rise, • Medium high rise• extra care homesIt will be a requirement that bidders are able to deliver projects using a range of different construction methods and have the capability to deliver to meet the emerging requirements for the Future Homes Standards and Net Zero Carbon. The market engagement will be carried out in the summer of 23 with the tender released for applications in September 2023 and it is anticipated the framework will be live by January 2024.if you are interested in being involved in the pretender engagement please send your contact details to twoods@pfh.co.uk PFH will look to run some workshops and individual interviews to get industry feedback on the proposed format of the framework.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

21 June 2023

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

These Frameworks may be used by any contracting authority listed in or referred to in theFTS Notice. This includes: All current members of PfH at the time of the FTS notice for thisprocurement; Any registered provider of social housing (or Welsh registered social landlord,or Scottish registered social registered social landlord) that becomes a member of PfHduring the period of the Framework Agreement; Any public authority (as defined in theFreedom of Information Act 2000 for public authorities in England, Wales, Northern Irelandand UK-wide public authorities based in Scotland, or as defined in the Freedom ofInformation (Scotland) Act 2002 for Scottish public authorities) that becomes a member ofPfH at any time during the period of the Framework Agreement; Any local authority (asdefined in the Local Government Act 1972 for public authorities in England and Wales or asdefined in the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 for Scottish local authorities or asdefined in the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 for local authorities inNorthern Ireland) that becomes a member of PfH at any time during the period of theFramework Agreement; Any housing Arm's Length Management Organisation (ALMO) thatbecomes a member of PfH during the period of the Framework Agreement; Any whollyowned subsidiaries of any of the above Organisations; educational establishments and anyother contracting authority listed on the following page of the PfH website :http://procurementforhousing.co.uk/permissible-users/ at the time of the FTS notice for thisprocurement.