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HCA's appoints Delivery Partner Panel

News   •   Aug 02, 2017 09:16 BST

Seventy housing developers and contractors have been secured as Delivery Partners for the Homes and Communities Agency.

The Delivery Partner Panel 3 (DPP3) will provide a simple and speedy Public Contract Regulations 2015 compliant procurement route for public sector organisations to appoint a developer or contractor. The panel comprises leading national and regional housing developers and contractors, and includes all activities necessary to construct housing and associated infrastructure, ranging from development and disposal of sites for residential use, to marketing and sales of homes.

DPP3 is available free of charge to a wide range of local authorities, registered providers and other public sector bodies including central government departments, NHS Trusts and educational establishments to help them streamline their procurement process. By providing access to a pre-qualified list of housing developers, the panel makes procurement far more efficient, delivering significant time, cost and resource savings.

HCA Chief Executive Nick Walkley said: “This autumn, the HCA will relaunch as Homes England with the ambition of creating a better housing market. We’re determined to get more homes built now and increase the rate of future development.

“So we hope as many local authorities and public bodies as possible use our improved Delivery Partner Panel to increase the pace of construction of new homes, while saving time, effort and costs.”

DPP3 is split into five regional lots, North East Yorkshire and The Humber, North West, Midlands, East and South East, South and South West, running from 31 July 2017 for a period of four years. The aim is to improve coverage and service, giving greater choice, flexibility and access to market.

The new panel replaces the HCA’s existing Delivery Partner Panel (DPP2, and will run from 31 July 2017 for a period of four years. The HCA has operated two previous panels, which have so far delivered over 43,500 homes, through 258 schemes over seven years.

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