18th February 2022

Perega engineers a place on LHC Framework

Perega has been successful in both civil and structural engineering Lots for LHC Group’s (LHC) multidisciplinary consultancy (MDC1) framework. The framework spans two of LHC’s regional hubs: Consortium Procurement Construction (CPC) (which covers the North of England, the Midlands and Anglia) and LHC London and South East (LSE).

Established in 1966, LHC is a not-for-profit organisation that procures frameworks, which can be used by local authorities, social landlords and other public sector bodies to procure works, products and services for the construction, refurbishment and maintenance of social housing, schools and public buildings.

CPC was created out of a long-running partnership between the Northern Housing Consortium and LHC, born out of each organisation’s passion to improve standards of homes and buildings, delivering real social value to our local communities, through excellence in procurement. MDC1 will help deliver the partnership’s vision.

With an aim to provide local diverse professional services to its clients, LHC started pre-tender engagement on its multidisciplinary framework MDC1 in late 2020.

Over 150 suppliers, including Perega, spanning 12 disciplines have now been appointed to the £500m framework, which is running from January 2022 to 2028.

The framework will provide public sector bodies, including local authorities, councils and trusts, with an efficient, value for money procurement route. Importantly, it’s suitable for both public sector refurbishments and new build projects of all sizes, which perfectly complements our existing portfolio of work in these areas.

A restricted application process was split into two stages, Selection Questionnaire (SQ) and Invitation to Tender (ITT). Successful applications demonstrated good equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) as well as alignment across five key values: natural, social, human, manufactured and financial.

Other criteria included previous experience in project delivery, overcoming challenges, meeting budgets and programmes and satisfying client expectations.

Rachel Davis, Perega Director, comments: “We felt this framework aligned well with Perega’s objectives and values. We pride ourselves on taking a forward-thinking approach to empower our people, enrich the communities in which we work and communicate openly and honestly. Our inclusion in the framework demonstrates to public sector bodies our commitment to the same values as LHC.

“Along with more exciting and diverse opportunities for our Leeds office and civil engineering division, we look forward to raising our public sector presence, building on our current successful frameworks with Guildford and Swindon Borough Councils.”