Thirteen has been appointed to Homes England’s new £20bn procurement framework.
The new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) aims to make it easier for organisations such as Thirteen to access land owned by Homes England, the government’s housing delivery agency.
In a further boost to Thirteen’s ambitions to deliver 6,100 new homes by 2028, it has been appointed to the DPS for both large and small sites, meaning it is able to bid on a broad range of opportunities.
Others on the list include other housing associations, major housebuilders, and national SME contractors.
Sharon Thomas, director of Strategic Partnerships, said: “This is fantastic news for Thirteen and will help us to build on our ambitious housing development aspirations across the north east [England], Yorkshire and Humber region.
“It also closely follows the announcement that we’ve secured £191.3m as a Strategic Partner for the Affordable Homes Programme 2021-26.
“It’s testament to the fantastic work our team are doing and will mean we can play an even greater role in addressing the current housing crisis.”
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Thirteen’s chief executive, Ian Wardle, added: “We’re absolutely delighted to be among the first 66 firms to be appointed to Homes England’s new delivery partner list.
“It’s an exciting time for Thirteen, and we’re really looking forward to playing our part in the Government’s ambition to provide great quality homes for all.”
Thirteen owns and manages some 35,000 properties in the north east of England and Yorkshire and Humber, with the majority in the Tees Valley.
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