News and Users

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September 2018

Homes in Sedgemoor , an ALMO for Sedgemoor District Council, have used FAC-1 to procure their Great Estates and 5* Homes, comprising neighbourhood improvement works, estate refurbishments, cyclical decorations, 5* homes and major void. This is a 5 year contract with a possibility of an extra 3 years plus 2 years subject to performance, and is split in to two Lots – North and South area with 2 contractors to be appointed. Its value is between £2 million and £4.5 million  per annum per lot.

LHC have procured a range of new frameworks under FAC-1 for:

  • Housing Contractors
  • Supply and Installation of  PVC-U and Timber Window and Doors
  • Supply of kitchen worktops and units

LHC will soon make be available  additional frameworks under FAC-1 :

  • Construction Consultants
  • Offsite Housing Manufacturers and Contractors.

Over recent  months LHC have recruited regional FAC-1 Alliance Managers in Scotland, Wales and South West England.

The Surrey County Council Trial Project using FAC-1 and TAC-1 prototypes featured as a client-led case study of enterprise roles and responsibilities in theProject 13 Blueprintpublished by the Institution of Civil Engineers in May 2018.

The Futures Housing Group case study of FAC-1 in use featured as an example of good procurement practice in two construction industry reports, namely ‘Stopping building failures‘ published by the Housing Forum in June 2018 and ‘Procuring For Value’ published by the Construction Leadership Council in July 2018.

Cartrefi Conwy in Wales are using an FAC-1 for an  asset management consultancy framework , potentially acting as  a Central Purchasing Body to make the new framework alliance available for use by other UK contracting authorities.

Liverpool City Council expect to use FAC-1 for the procurement of their new housing framework.

South Liverpool Housing are signing up TAC-1 with the Avela joint venture (comprising  South Liverpool Housing and Penny Lane Builders) for their responsive repairs programme and separately for new build housing development.

July 2018

LHC are using FAC-1 to procure a full range of consultant services with an total estimated value of £70 million for public sector clients in South West England. These services include: a) Architect; b) Structural Engineer; c) Civil Engineer ; d) Building Services Engineer; e) Quantity Surveying; f) Clerk of Works; g) Health and Safety Adviser; h) Project Management; i) Employers Agent; j) Contract Administrator; k) Principal Designer .

LHC are using FAC-1 to procure modular and other new build housing for public sector clients in the South of England, with a total estimated value of £600 million. 

Sam Ulyatt and Kevin Murray of Crown Commercial Service will be keynote speakers at the Alliance Steering Group conference  Collaborating for Value, on Friday 5th October 2018. They will explain how they are using FAC-1 to deliver a new generation of consultant and contractor framework alliances. Please see ‘Conferences’ for further details.

John Skivington of  LHC  and Sara Valaguzza of Milan University are among the speakers at an FAC-1 Masterclass on Saturday 6th October  2018.Please see ‘Conferences’ for further details.

June 2018

King’s College London is appointed by Construction Leadership Council , with a grant from the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, to develop model form contracts for long-term strategic relationships that:

  • Facilitate the strategic procurement of new build housing
  • Focus on off-site and modular solutions
  • Enable smart construction
  • Help to deliver improved value for clients and supply chain members.

King’s has created a strategic model form that is designed:

  • For use in strategic procurements by clients who wish to evaluate the quality, cost and flexibility of alternative solutions
  • To integrate the roles of clients, consultants, contractors and manufacturers and the influence of stakeholders and regulators
  • To integrate other contracts governing site purchase, funding, design, planning, construction and manufacture.

The new model form is based on FAC-1 and is designed to be flexible to specific client/supplier needs, incorporating model templates and schedules that outline:

  • Forward annual volume requirements over 3 to 5 years
  • Appropriate measures to manage risk transparently and to increase performance, capacity, investment and rewards
  • Behavioural and cultural commitments.

May 2018

Gentoo have entered into an FAC-1 framework alliance with Mears, Kier, Esh Group and Keepmoat/Engie.

Southern Housing Group have entered into an FAC-1 framework alliance with the following SME contractors: AD Construction, APC Building Services, DW Support Services, MCP Property Services, Quinn London,Seville Construction and Cablesheer Construction.

The Union of Municipalities Adda Martesana has advertised the first FAC-1 contract in Italy, for construction of a lower level high school using Building Information Modelling and with an approximate value of Euros 5 million .

April 2018

Your Housing Group has entered into an FAC-1 framework alliance with  Wates and Keepmoat for their £61 million investment programme and are in the processing of signing up the constructors for mobilisation in May.

Places for People have used FAC-1 for a programme of fire alarms and lift maintenance with respective values of £6 million and £10 million.

South Liverpool Housing are using TAC-1 for a joint venture with Penny Lane Builders for repairs and maintenance with an approximate value of £ 103.5 million.

Gentoo Housing Group are using FAC-1 for a second procurement,  comprising a programme of planned maintenance works with an approximate value of £43 million.

March 2018 

  • The Construction Centre  for Law and Management (CCLM), a competence centre jointly established by Politecnico di Milano, University of Brescia and University of Milan, has attempted to deal with the legal challenges included within the BIM-based contracts, to enable the innovative collaborative procurement routes, chiefly through the transposition of the UK-oriented FAC-1 framework…The CCLM’s point of view is that early efforts concerning FAC-1 could be addressed mainly towards major projects, such as large educational facilities and underground infrastructures. The systemic attitude of those undertaking such major programmes seems more suitable to be managed by means of the relational collaborative contracts such as FAC-1 because they reflect an interwoven network of separated contracts to be consistently interlinked. The FAC-1 transposition to the Italian legal framework could play a major role for the other EU member states, close to the civil law.” Reported in CIOB BIM+ 21 March 2018, and by  the University of Cambridge Centre for Digital Built Britain 22 March 2018
  • The Football Foundation have advertised a £60 million national programme using FAC-1 for the design and construction of mini-pitches. The Football Foundation, Football Association and Sport England, advised by Cameron Consulting, used FAC-1 to procure two national works programmes with £ 150 million and £60 million.Their drivers were the FA Chairman’s Report in 2014 which cited that “Players and coaches repeatedly tell us that the quality of pitches (and their associated facilities) is a barrier to both recruiting and retaining players”, and that “Wider social & community benefits from increased physical activity including the fight against preventable diseases, improving cohesion, and personal development for young people”The first programme was an FAC-1, combined with JCT building contracts, for Modular Build Changing Rooms using
    • £150m investment
    • Match funding from Applicants

    An FAC-1 framework alliance was created between Football Foundation and Football Association  with Cameron Consulting, Gleeds, Western Building Systems, Integra Buildings, Extraspace Solutions, Ashley House and Portakabin.

    The second FAC-1 procurement is for a Mini-Pitch Programme using

    • £60m investment
    • Integrating mini-pitch with Changing Rooms facility through interface protocol

     The clients have used FAC-1:

    • To integrate specialists and consultants rather than depend on main contractors
    • To create flexibility through Joining Agreement for Additional Clients.
  • Central Bedfordshire Council are using TAC-1 for a £200 million, 10 year programme of capital works, responsive repairs and voids servicing.
  • The first  three FAC-1 procurements have been announced in Italy, as an integrator of team members engaged on a private sector urban regeneration project, on a new university campus and on a public school using BIM. The Milan Union of Municipalities Adda Martesana advertised the first FAC-1 contract in Italy, for construction of a lower level high school using Building Information Modelling and with an approximate value of Euros 5 million. The project in BIM is highly detailed (as the Italian Code of Public Contract requires for work public procurements) and has been thoroughly reviewed by the Politecnico di Milano; the objective for the use of FAC-1 is to finish the works in a very short period of time and to avoid any changes to the project and any disputes among the parties. Tenderers were evaluated on proposals in relation to the building envelope, availability of construction materials, technical characteristics, environmental requirements, functioning and components, efficient use of resources, safety, working site management and maintenance. The FAC-1 will be awarded under MEAT criterion (80 technical, 10 financial, 10 time)Profit and overheads are fixed according to DPR n. 207/2010 and correspond to 10% profit and 13-17% overheads. The design consultant and coordinator is the Politecnico of Milan. the CCLM will provide assistance for the use of FAC-1 (UNIMI for the Legal part and Politecnico for the drafting of the timetable and the BIM management). The project contracts linked by FAC-1 will connect the client, the contractor, the Politecnico (as design consultant and coordinator) and the safety coordinator (already appointed).”
  • The first  use of FAC-1 in Kazakhstan has been announced, as a strategic integrator of multiple FIDIC contracts on the Shalkia Zink and Lead Deposit mining project.

February 2018

  • Kier are finalising procurement of their £54 million contractor-led highways supply chain alliance using FAC-1, and presented their case study alongside Surrey County Council at a Resolex event on 1st February. This was presented as a case study at a Resolex smeinar on 1st February 2018, the outputs form which can be reviewed at Surrey County Council and Kier are parties to the Lot 1 TPC2005 Core Highways Maintenance Contract, a 6-year term partnering contract 2011 – 2017 with an option to extend by up to 4 years and with an original scope of immediate response, safety defects, winter Service and minor planned works. The option was exercised to extend the contract to 2021 with a new Partnering Timetable
    • Incorporating a revised commercial model
    • Including re-procurement of the Kier supply chain for capital schemes (up to 70% of Lot 1 budget)

    FAC-1 was adopted by Kier for its supply chain re-procurement in order to deliver the strategic goals of:

    • Increasing collaboration between SCC, Kier and the supply chain
    • Achieving the objectives of the Surrey Business Plan
    • Demonstrating value for money, targeting a 2.5% saving off the 15/16 capital programme expenditure
    • Developing a sustainable supply chain through to 2021.

    The re-procurement provided an opportunity to broaden use of alliances

    • Consolidate Project Horizon experience
    • Maximise benefits for Surrey
    • Strengthen all parties experience in alliance and collaboration
    • Provide the supply chain with visibility and continuity
    • Improve supply chain relationships and confidence.

    Steps were taken to ensure the Surrey / Kier team were aware of FAC-1 requirements (including engagement with the Kier in-house Legal to confirm suitability of FAC-1 to co-exist with TPC2005 / STPC2005 arrangements

    Kier informed the supply chain of its alliance intentions which gained unanimous support and provided a ‘Lot 1 in Practice’ – user guidance for alliance activities

    Alliance member commitment to:

    • Adopt and participate in early contractor involvement (“ECI”)
    • Share and/or improve working practices for the benefit of Surrey and the Term Programme
    • Attend other framework review meetings as required in order to achieve improved value
    • Implement social value proposals

    The agreed target is that 90% of the projects ordered by Surrey as capital schemes are able to evidence the use of ECI, with a record of ECI benefits maintained by the Alliance Manager to demonstrate material benefits at either feasibility or construction stage

    The immediate benefit of the re-procurement exercise is a saving of circa 8% against prices under the previous contract model. There is also a level of social value put forward by the supply chain although this is turnover dependant. The predominant areas are (i) developing local supply chains,  (ii) increasing spend with local suppliers, (iii) creating local employment / skills development opportunities and (iv) encouraging local recruitment.

  • The procurement team at Orbis ( a collaboration between Surrey County Council,East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove District Council), are exploring the potential for FAC-1 to help integrate the provision of adult social care

January 2018

  • Epping Forest District Council have adopted FAC-1 as the basis for their framework to deliver up to £25 million of new build homes. They will appoint 4 constructors and 2 consultants (multi-disciplinary and employer’s agent) and will use FAC-1 to support collaborative working, improved value and the integration of separate JCT 2016 project contracts and bespoke consultant appointments
  • Consultation is complete on the Construction Leadership Council initiative to create a new model strategic appointment based on FAC-1 , designed as a means to increase efficiency and output of new build housing through collaborative working with contractors and manufacturers

December 2017

  • Gentoo Housing Group have adopted FAC-1 for procurement of a major roofing programme across their stock in Sunderland, worth £43 million over  4 years.
  • Leading UK and international consultants Aecom, Arcadis, Capita, Faithful & Gould, Gleeds and Mace have signed a multi-party FAC-1 with Crown Commercial Service governing  new procurement models, BIM and other shared practices forming part of their Project Management and Full Design Team Services
  • The first Italian FAC-1 has been adopted on an renovation project in Milan
  • Westward Housing are using TAC-1 for procurement of their asset management contracts

November 2017

  • LHC on behalf of the Scottish Procurement Alliance have issued a Contract Notice under FAC-1 for £1.5 billion of housing and development projects including sheltered accommodation,care homes and student accommodation plus associated works including land purchases
  • LHC on behalf of the Scottish Procurement Alliance have issued a Contract Notice under FAC-1 for £150 million of project management, cost consultancy, architectural, structural engineering, building services engineering and other consultancy services
  • LHC was established in 1966 by 13 London boroughs with objectives that included “the coordination of industrialised building projects” and “the establishment of common social and technical standards”. LHC is now a nationwide central purchasing body and has adopted FAC-1 on procurement programmes that include:
    • Schools and community buildings with a projected aggregate value of over £5 billion
    • New build housing with a projected aggregate value of £1.5 billion, including sheltered accommodation, care homes and student accommodation plus associated works including land purchases
    • Related project management, cost consultancy, architectural, structural engineering, building services engineering and other consultancy services with a projected aggregate value of £150 million.

    LHC use FAC-1 to create large-scale multi-client framework alliances with the appointed companies on each LHC framework and with the LHC clients who sign project registration documents to use each LHC framework. By this means any publicly funded organisation throughout England and Wales or Scotland may become an FAC-1Additional Client”.

    The agreed FAC-1 Objectives are:

    -For LHC as a central purchasing body to operate the Framework Alliance Contract in a way that is accessible to a wide range of Additional Clients covering a broad Framework Programme

    – To deliver the Framework Programme in order to achieve Improved Value for LHC and Additional Clients on the terms agreed with all other Alliance Members

    -To generate employment and training opportunities for priority groups

    -Vocational training

    -To up-skill the existing workforce

    -Equality and diversity initiatives

    -To make sub-contracting opportunities available to SMEs, the third sector and supported businesses

    -Supply chain development activity

    -To build capacity in community organisations

    -Educational support initiatives

    – To work with schools, colleges and universities to offer work experience

    -To minimise negative environmental impacts, for example impacts associated with vehicle movements and/or associated emissions and impacts on protected areas, buildings or sites.

October 2017

  • FAC-1 has been selected by the UK Construction Leadership Council as the basis for King’s College London to create new model long-term agreements governing the strategic procurement of new build housing through “smart construction”, using  digital technologies and industrialised manufacturing techniques.
  • Places for People are using FAC 1 for procurement of lifts and a fire safety maintenance programme , creating an alliance between their selected  contractors
  • FAC-1 was shortlisted for a King’s Award as “Research Project of the Year 2017 “
  • FAC-1 has been selected by LHC for a nationwide new build housing procurement
  • The Italian translation and adaptation of FAC-1 was launched in Milan on Monday 2nd October 2017  
  • The FAC-1 English Electronic Contract is now available on the electronic portal

September 2017

  • FAC-1 chosen by Ecological Sequestration Trust and Resilience Brokers to support engagement with and integration of their partner organisations financing and implementing Global Goals in Human Settlements and City-Regions
  • The FAC-1 Italian translation has been completed
  • FAC-1 has been used on  framework procurements with a total value of over £9.5 billion to date in conjunction with ICC, JCT, NEC, NHF, PPC and TPC project contract forms
  • FAC-1 Bulgarian first draft translation has been completed and was discussed by Society of Construction Law in Sofia Thursday 5th October
  • FAC-1 and TAC-1 are under consideration by South East Consortium following discussion at an event organised by Savills on Friday 8th September
  • TAC-1 has been chosen by Catalyst Housing Group for a programme of responsive, gas, planned and cyclical works with a total value of £210 million, starting at £10 million per annum and rising to £40 million per annum

July 2017

  • On Monday 7th July at King’s College London Crown Commercial Service launched the use of FAC-1 for collaboration between consultants FAC-1 has been used by the UK Crown Commercial Service on their £2.8 billion national frameworks for the multi-disciplinary services comprising their Project Management and Full Design Services (“PMFDTS”).  The appointed firms entered into an FAC-1 contract with each other in order to agree ways to deliver better value services to their Government clients.Crown Commercial Service has entered into an FAC-1 framework alliance with Aecom, AHR Architects, AMEC Foster Wheeler Environmental and Infrastructure, Arcadis, Capita, , Faithful & Gould, Gardiner & Theobald, Gleeds, Kier Business Services, Mace, McBains, Mott McDonald, Ridge, Turner & Townsend and WYG.The agreed FAC-1 Objectives are “to deliver Improved Value for the Client and for Users of the PMFDTS Framework Agreement and for this purpose to:
    -Share and monitor best practice intelligence

    -Share and monitor learning between Projects and programmes of work

    -Establish, agree and monitor consistent and more efficient working practices

    -Agree and monitor techniques for better team integration

    -Agree and monitor improved procurement and delivery systems on Projects and programmes of work share and monitor other improvement initiatives created with contractors and other Supply Chain members”.


    The agreed FAC-1 Success Measures and Targets are: 

    -“Evidence of progress and completion of Alliance Activities by the Core Group, by Special Interest Groups and by Alliance Members, in accordance with the Timetable

    -Enhancement of the reputation of the PMFDTS Framework Agreement

    Additional users of the PMFDTS Framework Agreement 

    -Additional work awarded by users of the PMFDTS Framework Agreement.

    The consultant alliance members have formed Special Interest Groups through which they are examining the potential for shared best practice and consistent approaches to early contractor involvement and BIM.”




  • The FAC-1 Portuguese translation has been completed for use in Brazil
  • Kier notified proposed sub-contractors and suppliers on the Surrey County Council highways programme that they will create supply chain alliances worth £54 million using FAC-1 

June 2017

  • FAC-1 comes to Italy -On Friday 9th June Professor Sara Valaguzza chaired a fascinating workshop at the University of Milan to consider potential uses for the Italian translation of the FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract, bringing together leading academics, lawyers, architects and engineers with senior Government and contractor representatives. The workshop assessed how specific projects could benefit from this new standard form that integrates the work of all consultants, contractors and specialists around common objectives and success measures, and that provides a common contractual platform for BIM contributions, licences and interfaces
  • TAC-1 Official Launch  On Monday 5th June 2017 at Somerset House the first users of the TAC-1 Term Alliance Contract described their experience of procuring a new term alliance. Paul Wenham of Southern Housing Group explained to over 60 delegates that Southern’s objectives, set out in TAC-1 Schedule 1, are to “work collaboratively to achieve value for money, efficiency and best working practices” through an Alliance “dedicated to agreed common goals and an understanding of each other’s expectations and values“.
  • In 2016 Southern commissioned soft market-testing as to views on different contract forms and found that over 80% of contractors preferred the TPC2005 term partnering contract compared to the JCT and NEC term contracts. Then, advised by Cameron Consulting, Southern opted to trial the improvements embodied in TAC-1 as the successor contract to TPC2005 even before the new form was published. TAC-1 follows a year of research and industry consultation led by the King’s College Centre of Construction Law, creating a new form that combines the best of TPC2005 with the structure and features of the well-received FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract.
    • Order 1 for design development and preparation of “Project Task Proposal”
    • Order 2 to undertake the works in accordance with the “Project Task Proposal”, agreed price and timetable.S
  • Southern Housing Group  awarded the first ever TAC-1 contracts to Amber Construction, Chas Berger, DW Support Services and AD Construction for planned and cyclical asset management worth over £23 million per annum. As TAC-1Providers” , the four companies will also undertake design services, will obtain input from early-appointed sub-contractors and will create common supply chains seeking improved value for Southern. These initiatives are supported by the TAC-1 clause 6 system of “Supply Chain Collaboration“, with alliance activities mapped out in the Schedule 2 Timetable and Schedule 3 Risk Register. Southern has a £23 million annual spend on its stock reinvestment programme comprising planned maintenance (£20 million) and cyclical decorations (£3 million).
  • Southern needed to set up a contract delivery model based on regional approach in four contract areas and to achieve better integration between planned maintenance, cyclical decorations, development and maintenance, plus strategic collaboration to reduce risk and maximise benefits. Southern used the TAC-1 Term Alliance Contract to:

-Reduce the number of contracts and contractors we work with

-Reduce procurement activity

-Reduce reliance on external consultants and to build an “in-house” delivery team

-Improve efficiency in project delivery

-Maximise benefits for collaborative working

-Develop common supply chains.

  • The agreed TAC-1 alliance member objectives were

-To work with the Client in a spirit of trust, fairness, mutual cooperation, dedication to agreed common goals and an understanding of each other’s expectations and values

-To work with the Client to maximise its investment in its assets in line with the Group Asset Management strategy

-To work with the Client to meet its objectives in respect of Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

-To maintain and improve homes to improve lives for the customer

-To work collaboratively with the Client and its customers to excel in customer service

-To work collaboratively to achieve value for money, efficiency and best working practices.

  • Southern had undertaken successful previous projects of a similar nature under TPC2005 and received a very positive industry response as to the use of TPC2005 in its soft market test undertaken in 2015/16 and in its “Meet the Buyer” meetings.
  • Southern developed a two stage TAC-1 ordering process comprising:
    • Order 1 for design development and preparation of “Project Task Proposal”
    • Order 2 to undertake the works in accordance with the “Project Task Proposal”, agreed price and timetable.
  • The Price Framework comprised:

-Basket Rates for Component Renewal

-Fixed prices for “Property Archetypes” for Cyclical Decorations

-NHF v7 SOR for all other works

-Percentage bandings for site overheads, central office overheads & profit.

  • TAC-1 provided for:

-“Included” design covered in site overheads

-Provision for “Excluded” design

-Early supplier involvement in design, for example kitchen suppliers.

  • Already a second client, Catalyst Housing, has selected the TAC-1 contract as the basis for a major programme that will go to the market in August 2017

May 2017

  • In its first 12 months since publication FAC-1 has been adopted on procurements in the public and private sectors worth a total of over £9.5 billion
  • FAC-1 has been adopted by Your Housing Group , advised by Savills and Trowers & Hamlins, on procurement of a £44.5 million programme of planned investment works
  • PIN notice issued for intended use of TAC-1 by Catalyst Housing Group 
  • The German translation of FAC-1 has been completed
  • The Italian translation of FAC-1 has been completed and circulated for consultation with clients and industry representatives including the Municipality of Milan, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, the Administrative Courthouse of Milan and Associations of Construction Companies
  • The first TAC-1 contracts for a £23 million per annum programme of planned and cyclical asset management were awarded by Southern Housing Group to AD Construction, Amber Construction , Chas Berger and DW Support Services, with provisions for early involvement of sub-contractors, a shared supply chain and a shared commitment to “work collaboratively to achieve value for money, efficiency and best working practices ” supported by  “dedication to agreed common goals and an understanding of each other’s expectations and values

April 2017

  • @CCUKLTD  has delivered successful contract training on both FAC-1 (to Football Foundation) and TAC-1 (to Southern Housing)
  • Football Foundation  appointed Gleeds as Alliance Manager and Cameron Consulting as Independent Adviser on their FAC-1 contract
  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development  obtained a briefing on FAC-1 and has decided to review its potential value under pilots with selected clients
  • AmicusHorizon entered into a FAC-1 contract with Axis Europe, Keepmoat, Kier Services, Mears and Osborne for a £150 million maintenance programme which is also open to other housing associations as Additional Clients

March 2017


  • Award to Western Building Systems, Integra Buildings,  Extraspace Solutions, 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 the 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 attended by over 150 delegates reviewing FIDIC,  JCT2016, NEC4,  ICC updates and the use of FAC-1 to integrate related projects and related two party contracts

February 2017

  • FAC-1 adopted on £20 million procurement by Royal 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  2017 GO Procurement Innovation / Initiative of the Year Award 
  • Licence agreed with Bulgarian Society of Construction Law for translation of FAC-1 for use in Bulgaria


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

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