£50m 4-year Land, Design and Build Social Housing Framework

Published date – Monday 31st January 2022
Deadline date – Friday 1st April 2022

Buyer Overview

Radius Housing provide housing, care and support to over 33,000 homes. They employ over 1,000 people and manage 12,500 properties across Northern Ireland.

Radius maintains social housing properties in all 11 council areas throughout Northern Ireland, with regional offices across Belfast, Holywood, Ballymena, Newry and Derry/Londonderry.

Opportunity Overview

Radius Housing Association invites tenders from those wishing to be appointed to provide land and subsequently the design and construction of social housing in the area of Newcastle & Castlewellan. Placement onto the Framework Agreement will be by way of a competitive tendering procedure, to assess all bidders who submitted tenders against the criteria outlined in the tender. It is anticipated that a maximum of 5 Developers will be appointed to the Framework, subject to adequate number of satisfactory tenderers being received.

The Contracting Authority intends (subject to a sufficient number of compliant and satisfactory responses being received) under this competition to appoint a maximum number of 5 successful tenderers to the Land, Design and Build Framework Agreement for Social Housing Scheme in Newcastle & Castlewellan which will subject to the terms sets out in this ITT, operate for a period of two years.

The Contracting Authority will rank the 5 successful tenderers in order from 1 to 5. The first placed tender based on the rank will be the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT). The Contracting Authority intends to enter into a contract with the 1st placed (MEAT) tender. Further to this and upon confirmation of funding and need requirement, the Contracting Authority may then enter into contract with the 2nd placed tender. Further to this and upon confirmation of funding and need requirement, the Contracting Authority may then enter into contract with the 3rd placed tender and so on.

Each Development (an individual Development Contract) is for the provision of housing units in Newcastle & Castlewellan by means of design and build, where the Developer provides the land, designs, constructs and completes the scheme for Radius in accordance with the DfC Housing Association Guide; Employers Requirements and statutory body requirements.

The Association are seeking developments which provide Social Housing.

It is a programme requirement to commence the construction of the units no later than July 2022 with an envisaged construction period of no more than 24 months.

The units can be delivered over a number of sites or on one site. In the interests of providing an efficient housing management service, any one site must not provide less than 10 units.

The developers proposals must ensure a mix of each site includes a range of house types which is acceptable. Each mix will then be assessed against NIHE social housing need to ascertain support for the mix.

For specialist bidding / bid writing assistance for this opportunity, please contact AM Bid on 0800 043 0495 or email:

Contract Notice available at: Land, Design and Build for Social Housing