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CHIC

Delivering Intelligent Procurement: CHIC is a member owned consortium, which secures procurement and contract delivery efficiencies and savings for its members asset management programmes, including all property maintenance, building safety, retrofit, new build and legal services. CHIC manages a wide range of frameworks, contracts and a Dynamic Purchasing System, giving members efficient access to a comprehensive range of services through compliant procurement solutions. CHIC also provides post contract member and commercial support, maintaining competitive pricing , by working closely with contractors and supply chain partners. Our mission is to work collaboratively, to ensure that residents have safe, decent homes to live in. CHIC has grown from a membership of seven founding members to more than 100 housing associations, local authorities and other members, managing over 800,000 social housing homes and other buildings across the UK.

 

Procurement with a difference: CHIC supports members to secure access to a wide range of contractors, suppliers, merchants and consultants from our frameworks, contracts and DPS. We understand our members requirements and fully support the procurement process, with dedicated member services and supply chain management support.


Fusion 21

Fusion21 is a member organisation, providing fully compliant procurement frameworks for property, construction and the built environment in addition to social value services. We pride ourselves on making a real impact – whether that’s on bottom-line cost savings for the public sector, or seeing a local community begin to thrive. Active nationwide, we have delivered savings worth more than £268 million for our members and won awards for achievements in procurement and social value.

 

We can help you achieve net zero carbon by 2050, our energy efficiency framework supports public sector organisations to deliver decarbonisation works on domestic properties and non-domestic buildings. We are able to help you procure building fabric improvement works (insulation/cladding), energy efficiency measures (PV, battery storage, LED lighting, building controls) and low carbon heating systems. These may be as standalone measures or combined programmes of work.


Stonewater

Stonewater is a leading social housing provider, with a mission to deliver good quality, affordable homes to people who need them most. They manage around 33,600 homes in England for over 75,000 customers, including affordable properties for general rent, shared ownership and sale, alongside specialist accommodation such as retirement and supported living schemes for older and vulnerable people, domestic abuse refuges, a dedicated LGBTQ+ Safe Space, and young people’s foyers.

 

Stonewater recognise that the way they work matters. They are committed to providing homes that are energy efficient and are working towards Government’s targets for carbon neutrality. They have been championing the need for long-term funding and solutions to allow the sector to decarbonise with confidence, including commissioning new research by the IPPR. In recognition of their work in this area, Stonewater have been awarded a Silver ‘SHIFT’ rating, an independent assessment and accreditation scheme that measures organisations against challenging environmental targets.


Wates

Wates Living Space is one of the UKs leading providers of planned and responsive maintenance services in the social housing sector, maintaining over 500,000 homes nationwide every year. We tailor our service offer to meet the strategic needs of individual customers, focusing on the areas that matter most to them. This includes delivering value for money, exceptional customer service and investing in the communities where we work.

 

In November 2020, we launched our new carbon retrofitting service which will help social landlords prepare their housing stock to meet the Government’s zero carbon targets. We have joined forces with energy efficiency specialists, Energy Specifics to provide a fully compliant, zero carbon retrofitting service, which will provide landlords with the tools to deliver a ‘whole house’ retrofit of each property with energy saving improvements.

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