Pell Frischmann HCA Multidisciplinary Panel

Pell Frischmann HCA Multidisciplinary Panel

By Keir Pratt

The Homes and Communities Agency has appointed 18 firms to its new £100m consultants framework following a highly competitive tendering process.

The new multidisciplinary panel, which covers all areas of England and will run for 4 years, will be used to procure a wide range of technical services required to support the construction and development of homes by public sector bodies.

Services provided include: project and cost management, engineering, architecture, planning, masterplanning, landscape architecture, ecology, construction design and management (CDM) and property consultancy.

HCA panels manager Deborah Vogwell said: "This new panel offers the HCA and other public sector bodies the means to procure technical services quickly and easily through a simple mini competition process."

Pell Frischmann's team includes a range of leading national consultants; such as Sweett Group, Lambert Smith Hampton and HTA architects and masterplanners; along with SME's such as Peackock & Smith for town planning in the North and Lacey Hickie & Caley for architecture and urban design in the South West, as well as other individual regional consultants.  Pell Frischmann's HCA Panel Director, Stuart Cox, said: "Pell Frischmann are proud to be able to extend our long association with the HCA, and together with our partners, look forward to promoting the panel to the wider public sector maximising the delivery of regeneration projects and sustainable development."

Pell Frischmann's reappointment continues our relationship with the HCA which has lasted for more than 20 years. Our legacy of housing and new town projects stems from our acquisition of the Milton Keynes Development Corporation Engineering Directorate (Infrastructure Unit) in 1988, which was responsible for the planning, design and engineering of Milton Keynes new town.  We expanded this work to 11 other new towns in the UK through appointments from the Commission for New Towns.  Following this, we have been continually appointed to the multi-disciplinary framework panel for the Homes & Communities Agency (formerly English Partnerships) ever since.  As a panel member, we provide a single point of contact for HCA and their partners and manage and coordinate our sub-consultant teams, established to suit the needs of specific pieces of work.

The new 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.

Public sector bodies interested in procuring our team's services through the HCA multidisciplinary panel can obtain further information from: http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/ourwork/technical-panels

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