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

All of our construction frameworks are built using an industry standard Framework Alliance Contract, also known as an FAC-1. 

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

Becoming an Alliance Member is simple, just complete the forms below and a member of our team will be in touch.

There is no obligation to use any of our construction frameworks once you have registered  – but you will be in good company if you do.

Watch the short video to find out more about becoming an Alliance Member. You can also view the transcript.

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.

The benefits of FAC-1

The aim of FAC-1 is to create harmonious and collaborative relationships between public sector customers like you and construction specialists, contractors and consultants.

Download our handy interactive guide to help you explore the range of benefits of FAC-1 and our construction frameworks.

You can also view the transcript.

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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. 3 people meeting to discuss the architecture and construction of a building

    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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  2. construction worker and business man handshake

    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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