Greener Futures Partnership unveils £1.5bn retrofit procurement framework

Posted on 24/01/2023

The Greener Futures Partnership (GFP) is looking for contractors and consultants to help them deliver a retrofit Framework worth £1.5bn.

The GFP is a consortium of five housing associations, made up of Abri, Anchor, Home Group, Hyde and Sanctuary. Representing 600,000 customers in 300,000 homes across the UK, the partnership have joined forces to decarbonise their housing stock.

Drawing on the strength of their partnership, GFP are combining their purchasing power and knowledge to overcome one of the sectors biggest challenges: procuring services and goods against a backdrop of soaring demand and supply pressures.

The Framework, led by founding member of the GFP, Abri, will span a total of seven years: an initial four year term with an option to extend for a further three, to enable delivery of the works supported by the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF). It consists of three workstreams: construction work up to £5m, construction work over £2.5m, and consultancy work. It will be open to all Contracting Authorities in England, Wales and Scotland. With up to 120 places available, the Framework includes work such as solar PV, heat pumps, insulation, window installation and more.

The goods and services procured as part of the Framework will allow GFP to meet the Government’s target for all social homes to have an EPC rating of 'C' by 2030. Abri is well underway on this journey: as we reach the end of SHFC Wave 1, Abri have retrofitted 88 homes to EPC band C or above in 2022.

Rose Bean, Director of Assets and Sustainability at Abri, said: “As a member of GFP, we’re really pleased to have launched the Greener Futures Partnership Decarbonisation Delivery Framework. We’re committed to improving the quality of our customers’ homes and making them more energy efficient. By working in partnership with likeminded housing providers, contractors and consultants, I’m confident we will overcome the challenges ahead and deliver a more sustainable future for our customers.”

The deadline for responses is 28 February 2023.

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