Modular Building Solutions

The design, fabrication, delivery, construction or installation and maintenance of modular buildings for purchase or hire.

Description

This framework provides the public sector with a simple, low-cost way to address their modular building requirements.

It offers an alternative to traditionally built accommodation and public sector customers will be able to buy or hire modular buildings designed and fabricated to their particular specification.

A total of 19 suppliers have been awarded across 7 lots. Lots 1 to 4 focus on the education and healthcare sectors while lots 5 to 7 are for all other sectors, including housing, defence, commercial and retail.

Benefits

  • policy: you can easily use the policies of the Construction Playbook in your procurement 
  • includes the use of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), standardised demand and effective contracting
  • provides a way to access the benefits of adopting technology and MMC over traditional construction methods, including:
    • higher quality
    • safer solutions
    • reduced greenhouse gas emissions
  • allows the use of common construction procurement methodologies and supports early engagement with the supply chain
  • brings together industry and the end user, promoting collaborative working practices throughout the project lifecycle
  • uses an innovative framework alliance approach to encourage earlier supplier involvement
  • value for money: supports the use of whole life cost approaches in public sector spending
  • social value: strong focus on social value and you can measure the outcomes using the Themes Outcomes and Measures (TOMS) agreement
  • standardisation: includes government “boilerplate” clauses to standardise industry terms and conditions to:
    • make sure that there is consistency with the latest government policies
    • reduce the need for unnecessary drafting
    • create a more efficient and standardised public sector approach

Carbon Reduction

Some of the suppliers for this agreement have agreed to comply with the Procurement Policy Note 06/21: 'Taking account of Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major government contracts'. If a supplier has published a carbon reduction plan, you can find it on their individual supplier details page.

Products and suppliers

There are 19 suppliers on this agreement

Lot 1: Purchase of Education Related Modular Buildings

Expires:

10 suppliers

Lot 2: Purchase of Healthcare Related Modular Buildings

Expires:

9 suppliers

Lot 3: Hire of Education Related Modular Buildings

Expires:

9 suppliers

Lot 4: Hire of Healthcare Related Modular Buildings

Expires:

7 suppliers

Lot 5: Other Sectors - Hire upto £150k and Purchase Up to £750k

Expires:

6 suppliers

Lot 6: Other Sectors - Hire between £150k to £700k and Purchase between £750k and £3.5m

Expires:

9 suppliers

Lot 7: Other Sectors - Hire over £700k and Purchase over £3.5m

Expires:

10 suppliers

How to buy

You can buy from this framework by further competition or direct award. Further competition will take around 4 weeks, depending on the size and scale of the requirement.

  1. You are firstly required to register as an Additional Client with CCS. This can be done by completing the Registration Document (see Annex A to the “Additional Client Guidance”) and returning to info@crowncommercial.gov.uk. Our simple registration arrangements mean once an Additional Client has registered they have access to the Modular Buildings Framework Alliance Contract. There is no joining fee and no commitment, even after registering.
  2. Next you should decide which lot(s) best fit your requirements. Guidance on selecting the appropriate lot is available in the documents section below. If you are unsure then please contact CCS who will be able to help you.
  3. To use the framework for your procurement process for each Lot within RM6014, the Additional Client is required to complete an Additional Client User Agreement Form (see Annex A to this guidance) and return this to the Client at info@crowncommercial.gov.uk

You will then receive an Additional Client Reference Number which you should quote on all correspondence with suppliers and ourselves.

 

Choosing your contract

There are a variety of contracts available to use under this framework, please see the Additional Client Guidance for full details:

  • NEC: NEC produces a diverse range of definitive end-to-end project management contracts that empower users to deliver projects: on time, on budget and to the required standards. Find out more here.
  • JCT: JCT produces a suite of standard forms of contract which sets out the responsibilities of all parties within the construction process, and their obligations, so it is clear what work needs to be done, who is doing it, when are they doing it by, and for how much. Find out more here.
  • PPC 2000: PPC2000 offers a single contractual hub, allowing all team members to ‘contract as a team’ on identical terms, aligning contractual project management processes with teamwork methods and behaviours. Find out more here.
  • TAC-1 – TAC-1 supports and integrates the provision of any type or scale of works and/or services and/or supplies.  Find out more here.