JV North asking SMEs and MMC firms to bid to build part of 4,000-home pipeline

A North west-based housing consortium has launched a competition for smaller firms to carry out £250m of work over the next four years.

JV North, which is based in Northwich, is asking SMEs to bid for work via a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) tendering portal.

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The work for JV North will run until 2026

The consortium, which is made up of 12 housing association and local authority members, wants smaller contractors and offsite manufacturers to deliver part of the estimated 4,000 homes it will build in the 2021/26 Affordable Homes Programme.

JV North chairman Wayne Gales said: “The simplified nature of the DPS is very attractive to smaller companies who invariably do not always have the capacity to access higher value schemes but still deliver outstanding work that we want to access, so we encourage as many as possible to register.

“There will be a significant number of schemes valued up to £2 million in the coming years and developing smaller scale sites will play a crucial role in enabling us to provide a diverse range of homes and tenures to meet demand in our communities.”

SMEs can apply to register via the JV North Ltd Electronic Tendering Site.