News and Users

(see also Press Archive)

April 2017

  • @CCUKLTD have just delivered successful contract training on both FAC-1 (To Football Foundation) and TAC-1 (To Southern Housing)

March 2017

  • Award to Western Building Sytems, Integra Buildings, Extraspace, Ashley House and Portakabin of £150 million FAC-1 contract for modular programme commissioned by Football Foundation,  Football Association and Sport England
  • FAC-1 presentation at University of Stuttgart
  • Savings and improved value under Futures Housing Group FAC-1 programme recognised in Government Opportunities Awards
  • Licence agreed with Aroeira Salles for translation of FAC-1 into Portuguese for use in Brazil
  • FAC-1 reviewed by 150 delegates at King’s College London Open Forum as medium for integrating ICC, JCT,  FIDIC and NEC project contracts
  • FAC-1 selected as strategic contract for infrastructure on major London neighbourhood development
  •  UK and international standard forms- what is new in 2017?  KCL Centre of Construction Law Open Forum review of FIDIC, what has changed in JCT2016, NEC3 Z clauses, ICC Infrastructure Conditions updates and FAC-1 integration with other standard forms. 

February 2017

  • FAC-1 adopted on £20 million procurement by London Borough of Greenwich of a programme of mechanical and electrical engineering works
  • Project Management International (PMI) Webinar on FAC-1
  • Centre for Transnational Legal Studies Colloqium on FAC-1
  • Presentation on FAC-1 to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Joint PMI UK Virtual Events and Construction Forum Webinar : The FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract – Typical Pitfalls and New Solutions Providing an in depth exploration of the new FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract highlighting methods to create integrated frameworks whilst improving value and working effectively with the supply chain. Case studies from Ministry of Justice, Surrey County Council and Futures Housing Group (the first adopters of the FAC-1 contract)
  • Futures Housing Group’s FAC-1 procurement shortlisted for  GO Procurement Innovation / Initiative of the Year Award 
  • Licence agreed with Bulgarian Society of Construction Law for translation of FAC-1 into Bulgarian


January 2017

  • Licence concluded with University of Milan for translation and publication of FAC-1 in Italy
  • FAC-1 included in £800 million procurement by LHC of  schools and community buildings in Scotland
  • FAC-1 presented at International Construction Law Association conference in Dubai
  • FAC-1 adopted on £5.5 billion procurement by LHC of schools and community buildings in England and Wales

December 2016

  • AmicusHorizon commence multi-client procurement under FAC-1 in respect of maintenance, repair and improvement works worth up to £250 million
  • Presentation of FAC-1 at “Legal BIM” conference hosted by University of Milan
  • Article by Dr Louis Gunnigan on FAC-1 and BIM, in BIM and Irish building magazine
  • Tenders returned for FAC-1 procurement of £150 million modular programme by Football FoundationFootball Association and Sport England
  • Publication of TAC-1 Term Alliance Contract
  • TAC-1 Term Alliance Contract endorsed by Construction Industry Council and Constructing Excellence
  • Southern Housing commence procurement of £7.5 million small planned works frameworks using FAC-1
  • Futures Housing Group report 10% savings agreed by group of 23 SME contractors under FAC-1 plus improved materials supply through Travis Perkins, improved cash-flow and improved local training support
  • TAC-1 Published by Association of Consultant Architects


November 2016

  • FAC-1 presented for consultation with Singapore Institute of ArchitectsMelbourne Law School, Clayton Utz , Hong Kong Mass Transit Authority, Hong Kong Housing Authority and Hong Kong City University
  • North Devon Homes  commence procurement under FAC-1  of  a £40 million multi-contractor framework for affordable new build and assisted living developments
  • “Explaining the FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract- what is it all about?” blog by David Mosey published by LexisNexis
  • Stephanie Canham “In the frame” in Building magazine “At its heart FAC-1 provides a collaborative approach to improve value in the procurement of any type of works, services or supplies”
  • Tony Bingham “The book group” in Building magazine “So this FAC-1 is a standard form basis unlike any other, creating  a basis for awarding and integrating any of the framework works, services and supplies”

October 2016

  • Crown Commercial Service notify bidders on £2.8 billion national consultant frameworks that they will use “FAC-1 or equivalent” in order to integrate services and improve value in each lot
  • RADAR Roundtable considers FAC-1 and records introductory youtube video (see  Homepage)
  • Procurement under FAC-1 commenced by Football  Foundation, Football Federation and Sport England on £150 million national changing rooms programme led by modular suppliers and framework management consultants
  • FAC-1 presented and debated at University College Dublin conference “Collaboration and Partnering in Irish Procurement” (recorded on youtube) and in interview on RTE Radio 2 “This Week
  • FAC-1 discussed by over 100 delegates attend ASG Power of Alliancing conference,  including  sessions led by KPMG, Savills, Surrey County Council, Osborne and King’s College London
  • FAC-1 presented at London Build 2016 by Association of Consultant Architects
  • Futures Housing Group commence procurement of employer’s agent frameworks using FAC-1


September 2016

  • FAC-1 presented at Lean In The Public Sector  conference in Helsingor, Denmark
  • Consultation draft of Guide to FAC-1 provided to delegates at seminar hosted by Trowers & Hamlins
  • Licence concluded with Breyer Rechtsanwelte for translation and publication of FAC-1 in German

August 2016

  • Infrastructure procurements using FAC-1 commenced by Graven Hill, the UK’s largest self-build community

July 2016

  • First FAC-1 signed in at Donnington Park Formula 1 racetrack for £30 million housing works programme led by Futures Housing Group and concluded between five clients and 23 contractors
  • King’s College London Centre of Construction Law publishes research report “Enabling BIM Through Procurement and Contracts recommends option of multi-party protocol (see FAC-1 and BIM)(

June 2016

  • FAC-1 published by Association of Consultant Architects
  • FAC-1  launched at Collaborative Construction Conference chaired by Sir John Armitt and hosted by Pinsent Masons
  • FAC-1 presented at Constructing Excellence seminar in Manchester hosted by Trowers and Hamlins
  • First trial of TAC-1 Term Alliance Contract commenced by Southern Housing Group


May 2016

  • FAC-1 endorsed by Constructing Excellence and Construction Industry Council

February 2016

  • Consultation draft of FAC-1 provided to over 200 delegates at King’s College London Centre of Construction Law Open Forum

November 2015

  • First trial of FAC-1 commenced by Futures Housing Group

October 2015

  • ACA Annual Conference in Bicester reviews FAC-1 under themes linked to improving value, BIM, BS11000 and international adoption

July 2015

  •  First consultation draft of FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract created by King’s College London and provided to 120 Consultation Group members for comment