Contractors win £800m framework


Apollo, Bramall Construction, Breyer, Kier, Mears and Vinci Construction will work on the new procurement model to carry out major repairs and maintenance work for Cyntra’s members.

The framework will be open to all social housing providers. Professor Peter Woolliscroft, managing director of Cyntra, said: ‘Unlike most frameworks, our suppliers have provided prices adjusted to reflect the regional variations in costs.

‘That means, for example, a user in the North East won’t be paying a ‘national average price’, but a locally adjusted price reflecting local conditions.’

Paul Orrett, chief information officer at Cyntra, said the company had worked with the Homes and Communities Agency to get the best deal. ‘The HCA’s recent report showed that Cyntra members got their cavity wall programme for 40 per cent less than other London landlords. I think the long-term savings through this new framework will be even greater.’