Procurement & Competition Advice.
Procurement is central to the success of any development project, whether of a design team, or of a contractor or developer.
Quality can only be assured through procurement of the best team members appointed through the length of the project.
We have written OJEU-compliant PQQ and ITT documents which ensure that our Housing Association, Local Authority and other clients prioritise the things which matter to them. We have procured bespoke frameworks of consultants through slim and unbureaucratic processes, allowing easy call-off once up and running. We have also run SME procurement processes, tailored specifically to appointing smaller or start-up designers to small but significant housing schemes.
Urban diversity: Revisiting an existing consent and engaging a variety of designers and end users in a big site can pay dividends in terms of place-making and diversity. Fish Island demanded this approach.
Frameworks that work: How can your organisation procure 50 talented and grounded design and construction consultancies without losing the will to live? Keep it simple and enjoyable – that’s how.
A garage site with a difference: A Victorian estate gained 56 homes and an arts-oriented community space, enhancing life for all age groups via intensive resident dialogue.
150 homes for 150 years: Plaistow’s Fever Hospital provided the inspiration for a competition run by Peabody to celebrate its 150th anniversary, including a prize for student entries.
From garage to garden: Over 100 homes, a new street and a bold artwork replaced garages on a K&C estate. Find out how the landscape made this new place knit with its context.
Small is beautiful: Heavy procurement processes and hurdles can be very off-putting to small practices, locking them out of smaller public sector projects. This initiative broke through the red tape.
Inclusive renewal: Residents were at the heart of plans to redevelop a Peabody estate, and have now moved into new homes there. Artwork and architectural detail also added huge value – find out how.