HCA confirms organisations appointed to its new £100m multidisciplinary panel

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has confirmed the successful companies appointed to its new £100 million multidisciplinary panel. The panel will be used to procure a wide range of technical services required to support the construction and development of homes by public sector bodies.

Services available through the panel, which covers all areas of England and will run for 4 years, include: project and cost management, engineering, architecture, planning, masterplanning, landscape architecture, ecology, construction design and management (CDM) and property consultancy.

The panel replaces the HCA’s existing multidisciplinary and engineering panels and has been procured through a fully OJEU compliant process. It is made up of 18 organisations in one national lot as follows:

  • AMEC Environment and Infrastructure UK Ltd
  • Atkins Limited
  • Building Design Partnership Limited (BDP)
  • CH2M Hill United Kingdom (CHUK)
  • Hyder Consulting (UK) Limited
  • Mott MacDonald Limited
  • Mouchel Limited
  • NPS Property Consultants Ltd
  • Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff Ltd
  • Pell Frischmann Consultants Ltd
  • Peter Brett Associates LLP
  • Savills (UK) Ltd
  • Tibbalds CampbellReith Joint Venture
  • URS Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
  • WSP UK Ltd
  • WYG Engineering Limited

HCA Panels Manager Deborah Vogwell said:

“We were very impressed by the quality of submissions we received from bidders. This new panel offers the HCA and other public sector bodies the means to procure technical services quickly and easily through a simple mini competition process.”

“This panel, and our property panel, launched in June this year, will help the HCA achieve its objective of working with public bodies to help them deliver homes, economic growth and jobs. It also supports HCA’s role in helping speed the disposal of public sector land for development. Over recent years we have supported use of our panels by over 200 public bodies and we look forward to this increasing.”

The new panel is made available free for use by a very wide range of public sector bodies including local authorities, central government departments, NHS Trusts and many others, to help them increase the speed and efficiency of their procurement processes.