Modern Methods of Construction specialist MTX has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service's Offsite Construction Solutions Framework which broadens the premanufactured building solution provision currently available to public sector buyers through CCS agreements
Through the new framework the Wilmslow-based company is eligible to supply buildings manufactured off-site for both Healthcare and Education sectors, supporting the public sector plans to innovate, drive efficiency and continue to work towards their CNZ targets.
The Offsite Construction Solutions (RM6184) agreement reflects Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) innovations and continues to align with the policies outlined in the Construction Playbook on offsite construction adoption. It is designed to assist all public sector customers, with a specific focus on the health, housing, education, justice and defence sectors.
The agreement replaces the CCS Modular Buildings Agreement, which closes on 1 April 2023, and will run for 4 years with the possibility of a 3-year extension.
CCS supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2021/22, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to 2.8 billion - supporting world-class public services that offer
best value for taxpayers.
John Welch, Deputy Director – Construction, Crown Commercial Service says: “This new framework will support the public sector in the design, delivery and commissioning of a whole range of offsite construction projects in the coming years, including social housing, new schools and hospital extensions. These projects, and the many more which will come, have the potential to improve services and the lives of millions of people.
“It is yet another example of how CCS is helping the public sector to support the government’s construction strategy and further supports the recently published refresh of the Construction Playbook with its MMC guidance note. ”
MTX Managing Director David Hartley adds: “Off-site construction is a key element within the MMC processes MTX has developed and refined through its delivery of an extensive range of public sector projects, over many years. MMC is proven to deliver new facilities faster, greener and more cost effectively and achieves objectives within the Design for Manufacture and Assembly concept.
“Qualifying as a supplier is an important milestone for MTX which sees the new agreement as a vital tool in promoting wider adoption of off-site manufacturing within the construction industry and public sector procurement.”