The press release issued by Homes England on 2 May 2023.
Homes England has awarded its new DaRTS Framework, which will deliver a broad range of built environment professional and technical services on its land.
The DaRTS Framework, which will run from 2023–2027, has been introduced as the replacement for the Multidisciplinary Framework 2019-2023 for accessing technical and professional services.
Barry Cummins, Chief Development Officer at Homes England, said: “We want to work with ambitious suppliers who can help us drive regeneration and housing delivery to create high-quality homes and thriving places across the country.
“Suppliers appointed to the new framework bring with them a wealth of knowledge and housing expertise that will enhance the work of Homes England. In addition to the re-procurement of a multidisciplinary lot providing a comprehensive range of technical and professional services, a second placemaking-focussed lot will allow us to engage directly with specialists to help deliver our agenda to promote quality, decency, good design and sustainability.”
Framework structure and suppliers
The framework, which is Homes England’s largest professional services framework, will feature a new two-part lotted structure to provide direct access to suppliers with a place-making specialism.
Lot 1 – end-to-end technical and professional services
Under lot 1, the framework will provide access to consultants delivering a wide range of multidisciplinary professional and technical services. The services available under lot 1 include structural and civil engineering services, transport and traffic services and environment and sustainability services. This lot also includes non-mandatory asbestos services that will be delivered by suppliers who successfully tender to deliver these services.
Non-mandatory service suppliers are indicated with an asterisk below.
- Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited *
- Atkins Limited
- Avison Young (UK) Ltd *
- Buro Happold Limited
- Campbell Reith Hill LLP *
- Gleeds Advisory Ltd
- Jacobs U.K. Limited
- Mace Consult Limited
- Mott MacDonald Limited
- Ove Arup & Partners Ltd *
- Pell Frischmann Consultants Ltd *
- Ramboll UK Limited
- Stantec UK Limited *
- Tetra Tech Limited *
- Turner & Townsend Project Management Limited
- WSP UK Limited.*
Lot 2 – placemaking, master planning and design services
Lot 2 has been created to reflect the importance of quality placemaking and will provide the ability to engage directly with master planning, landscape design and ecology, planning, and community engagement specialists.
The suppliers for lot 2 are:
- Allies & Morrison LLP
- David Lock Associates Limited
- Fabrik Limited
- HTA Design LLP
- LDA Design
- Maccreanor Lavington Limited
- Prior+Partners Ltd
- Rolfe Judd Planning AR Urbanism Ltd
- Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design Ltd.