Did you know, that to use any our construction frameworks you must become an Alliance Member?

Our selection of construction frameworks are built using an industry standard framework alliance contract, also known as an FAC-1. 

FAC-1 is an innovative alliance structure used to promote a collaborative environment between our customers, suppliers and framework managers. It helps to prioritise early contractor engagement and performance management to reduce costs, shorten project timescales and reduce health and safety incidents on sites.

To use an FAC-1 and any of our construction frameworks, you must be a registered Alliance Member who has signed a common legal agreement which aligns strategic objectives, risks, success measures and incentives.

It’s a simple process and there’s no obligation to use any of our construction frameworks once you have registered.

We’re committed to helping you build back better.

Become an Alliance Member and unlock a range of benefits...

Early engagement

Once you have joined the alliance, you can access all the facilities outlined in the FAC-1 and begin immediate engagement with suppliers to procure projects using both direct and competitive award procedures. 

Supplier assurance

Members are bound by confidentiality provisions, allowing us to share commercially sensitive supplier data such as pricing and commercial and financial assurances – ensuring you make the best decision for your organisation.

Technical support and materials

Invaluable technical and commercial support to simplify your procurement, including advice from our category experts and access to an extensive library of guidance material, worked examples and template documents.

Customer forum

Access to a dedicated, interactive forum where members can share learnings, insights and access general industry guidance. Members can also join our alliance focus groups that aim to drive forward continuous improvement for members and the wider industry.

How to become an Alliance Member

Becoming an Alliance Member is simple – just complete the form below for the framework or frameworks you are interested in becoming an Alliance Member for and return to: info@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Our dedicated team will be in touch in due course to help you on your journey to build back better with CCS.

Knowledge is Power - watch our range of on-demand webinars

Webinars (4 )

  1. An introduction to strategic alliances

    This video provides an overview of strategic alliances and how they are incorporated into our construction frameworks.

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    How to become an Alliance Member and use our construction frameworks

    This video is for buyers interested in becoming an alliance member to use our construction frameworks.

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  3. Construction Works and Associated Services framework - quick start guide

    This video is for buyers interested in accessing the Construction Works and Associated Services Framework.

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  4. Building Materials and Equipment framework - quick start guide

    This video provides an overview of how we support our customers to achieve value for money for Building Materials & Equipment.

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