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LHC selects consultants for £500m MDC1 framework

10 Jan Public sector procurement agency LHC has selected 115 firms for a multi-disciplinary consultancy services framework.

The LHC multi-disciplinary consultancy services framework (MDC1) is expected to be worth £500m over six years.

It is available to public sector organisations across two of LHC’s divisions: CPC, which covers the north of England, the midlands and East Anglia; and LSE, covering London and the southeast.

It will be used to select architects, consulting engineers, surveyors and other professional construction services. The framework runs from 11th January 2022 until 10th January 2028.

LHC (formerly the London Housing Consortium) is owned by local authorities in the capital.

LSE acting regional manager Ethan James said: “This is the first time we have offered a framework like this to our region, which has been designed to provide a comprehensive range of high-quality consultancy services across multiple disciplines to the public sector for projects of all sizes. Not only does it meet client need and truly reflect the current market, but it also offers something more."

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“Bidders were evaluated based on scenarios reflecting real life situations that clients would encounter, assessing areas such as customer service, site and procurement risk, flexibility and sensitivity to differing needs, such as EDI [equality, diversity and inclusion] matters. In that way we can increase equal opportunity, reduce barriers to entry for smaller businesses, and appoint companies with diverse leadership and workforces that reflect the regions and communities that the framework will serve.”

The tenders were evaluated on a 70% quality and 30% price split using ‘deviation from mean’ formulas instead of the usual best price rank. This was to make it easier for small companies to get in, LHC said.

MDC1 has 12 workstreams:

  • Architecture (excluding London)
  • Building services engineers
  • Building surveyors
  • Clerk of works
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Employers agents
  • Planning consultants
  • Principal designers
  • Project managers
  • Structural engineers
  • Civil engineers
  • Multi-discipline services (covering all the above).

The full list of appointed companies (in alphabetical order) is:

  • Academy Consulting Solutions Limited
  • ADP Architecture Limited
  • AHR Building Consultancy
  • Airey Miller Ltd
  • Allies Morrison
  • Architecture 00 Ltd
  • Arcus Consulting LLP
  • Aura Newcastle Ltd
  • Austin-SmithLord LLP
  • Autor Ltd
  • Avanti Architects Ltd
  • Bailey Partnership (Consultants LLP)
  • Baily Garner LLP
  • BDP
  • Beta Design Consultants
  • Betteridge & Milsom
  • Blakeney Leigh Ltd
  • BPP Construction Consultants
  • BPTW
  • Buro Happold
  • Butler & Young Associates
  • ByrneLooby Partners Limited
  • Calfordseaden LLP
  • Campbell Reith Hill LLP
  • Capital Property & Construction Consultants Ltd
  • Caulmert Ltd
  • Clancy Consulting Ltd
  • Costplan Services (South East) Ltd
  • Couch Perry Wilkes
  • Currie & Brown UK Limited
  • Curtins Consulting Ltd
  • Daniel Connal LLP
  • Daykin Marshall Studio
  • Desco (Design & Consultancy) Ltd
  • DMR Surveyors Ltd
  • DSDHA
  • ECD Architects
  • Egniol Consulting Limited
  • Elvet Construction Consultants
  • Faithful+Gould
  • Faithorn Farrell Timms
  • Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
  • Fusion Project Management Ltd
  • Gladstone Consulting Ltd TA Safety Advisors
  • Glancy Nicholls Architects Ltd
  • Gleeds Management Services Limited
  • Gotch Saunders & Surridge ta
  • GSS Architecture
  • Haworth Tompkins Ltd
  • Hayhurst and Co
  • HBL Associates
  • Hickton Consultants
  • HKS Architects Limited
  • Hunters
  • IK Consulting Engineers Ltd
  • Initiate Consulting Limited
  • Jestico + Whiles + Associates Ltd
  • John Rowan and Partners LLP
  • JPN Projects Ltd
  • KAEBCA (Cairn Architecture, EBBA Architects and Kristofer Adelaide Architecture)
  • Karakusevic Carson
  • Keegans Ltd
  • Kier Business Services Ltd
  • Levitt Bernstein Associates
  • LSI Architects (Design) Limited
  • Malachy Walsh & Partners
  • Marcel Hendricks & Partners Ltd
  • Marstan BDB LLP
  • Martin Arnold Limited
  • McBains Cooper
  • MESH Construction Consultancy
  • Method Consulting LLP
  • Metropolitan Workshop
  • Michael Dyson Associates Limited
  • Moll Architects
  • Montagu Evans LLP
  • MPN UK LIMITED
  • One Consulting Group
  • Perega
  • Pick Everard
  • Pierce Hill Project Services Ltd
  • PinnacleESP
  • Playle & Partners LLP
  • Potter Raper Ltd
  • Price & Myers LLP
  • Pulse Associates Ltd
  • Quaye Services Ltd
  • Quod
  • Rapleys LLP
  • RCKa
  • RG+P
  • Richard Jackson Ltd
  • Ridge and Partners LLP
  • RISE MANAGEMENT CONSULTING
  • Rock Townsend
  • Rund Partnership Ltd
  • Silver DCC
  • Stace LLP
  • Stantec UK Ltd
  • Starris Projects Ltd
  • Storm Tempest
  • Structa LLP
  • Summers Inman Construction and Property Consultants
  • The Fulker Consultancy Limited
  • Thomas & Thomas
  • Tisserin Engineers
  • TOCA
  • Turley Limited
  • Turner & Townsend Project Management Limited
  • Ward Williams Associates
  • Watts Group Limited
  • Waugh Thistleton Architects
  • Welling Partnership Property and Construction Consultants
  • Wren Architecture & Design Ltd
  • WT Partnership.

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