In addition to direct appointments, AHR is regularly involved in OJEU and public sector compliant procurement initiatives. Our position with a number of established formal frameworks enables easier, quicker and cheaper procurement routes for our clients.

The utilisation of established public sector frameworks allows access to our services, through efficient OJEU compliant routes, without the need for costly tendering processes. 

A selection of our current framework solutions are provided below. Please
contact us for further information or a general discussion about how we can
fulfil your project requirements. 

You can download our Appoint Us guide to learn more about the range of frameworks and procurement routes available across all of our services and sectors, nationally and regionally, including via direct award.

  • Crown Commercial Service Framework (CCS)

  • AHR is appointed on two lots of the CCS framework within the Project Management and Full Design Team Services agreement.

    These are Lot 1 Multi-Disciplinary Services and Lot 3 Architectural Services. We can be appointed directly or via mini competition.

    The framework enables public sector organisations across the UK to procure consultancy expertise for construction and property projects, whilst saving time and money.

  • NHS SBS Framework

  • A “one-stop shop” public sector framework allowing direct appointment of architecture, surveying, PD and engineering services across the UK. 

    The framework is being run by the NHS Shared Business Services (SBS), a joint venture between the Department of Health and private sector firm Steria.

    This multi-million pound framework is available for use by any public sector body including NHS Trusts, Local Authorities, Central Government, Education and Blue Light.

    In Scotland NHS Health Boards are excluded but all other public service bodies can utilise this framework.

  • Procure Partnerships Framework Professional Services

  • Open to all public sector bodies across the UK, with no fee to access the framework. AHR can be appointed for architectural services across all 11 regions throughout England and Wales, as well as for building surveying services across North West, Yorkshire, South East and South West.

    The Framework can be used for Design and Build, or Build Only projects, with two-stage mini-competition, single-stage competitive tender, or direct award.

  • LHC South West Housing Construction Consultancy Framework (H1)

  • AHR is appointed on the LHC South West Housing Construction Consultancy Framework (H1) for the Combined services lots across the region, supplying multi-disciplinary services, covering RIBA stages 0-7.

    The Framework allows the option of direct award or mini competition and is open to all publicly funded contracting authorities throughout England.

    This framework assists the government’s target of building 300,000 homes every year. The framework supports the provision of new build housing projects, including, housing, bungalows, flats, apartments, sheltered accommodation, care homes, student accommodation and associated works, and includes a provision for land purchase.
  • WPA Construction Consultancy Wales Framework (H1 WS1)
  • AHR is appointed on the WPA Construction Consultancy Wales Framework (H1 WS1) for the Combined Services lots across all regions - South, Mid and North Wales, supplying multi-disciplinary services, to cover the full range of RIBA stages 0-7.

    The framework supports building projects from site find, survey and feasibility through to design, project management and completion across Wales.

    AHR is able to be appointed via direct award or mini competition and this framework is suitable for use by all publically funded bodies throughout Wales, fully compliant with all Welsh, UK and European Public Procurement regulations.
  • South East Wales Technical and Professional Services (SEWTAPS) Framework
  • AHR has been appointed on two lots of Cardiff Council's South East Wales Technical and Professional Services (SEWTAPS) Framework.
    These lots are: Lot 1 Multidisciplinary and Lot 10 Masterplanning & Urban Design.

    The four year framework is open to all Public Sector organisations to use for the full range of technical and professional services. We can be appointed by Direct Award or Mini-Competition.


  • South East Consortium Consultancy Services Framework

  • AHR is appointed on Lot 6 Architecture of the South East Consortium (SEC) Consultancy Services Framework. AHR can be appointed via Direct Award or Mini-Competition for architectural services across all areas of London and the South East. The South East Consortium (SEC) framework is open to all UK public sector bodies. 

  • Fusion21 Consultancy Framework

  • The Fusion21 Consultancy Framework is aimed at construction professional services and is split into 10 discreet lots which are available for either direct call-off or after a mini competition between appointed contractors.

    The Fusion21 framework agreements are fully compliant with the EU Procurement Directives (OJEU) and is available to a wide range of public sector members across the UK. 

    AHR can be called off under the following: Lot 4 Architectural and Lot 8 Principal Designer Duties.

  • CLEAR Futures
  • CLEAR Futures is a procurement and delivery framework that is used for developing long-term solutions to sustainability challenges and presents an effective way to combine and co-ordinate resources between the public and private sectors.

    AHR is a supplier on the Tier 2 Consultants Supply Chain Pool to CLEAR Futures, with the Energy and Sustainability Partnership covering architecture, civil and structural design, mechanical and electrical design, interior design, sustainability advisor, landscape architecture/design, acoustics and planning.

    CLEAR Futures is open to all UK public sector bodies.

  • YORconsult2

  • AHR hold positions on the architectural, multi-disciplinary and building surveying ‘lots’ for this framework. AHR has been through a rigorous tender process, using a combination of price and quality measures.

    YORconsult2 provides a vehicle for virtually any public-sector organisation, including charities, to procure professional services for construction projects across the North East of England, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

  • Re:allies Framework
  • Re:allies is a not-for-profit national partnership that provides smart procurement and asset management for social housing landlords, covering over 30% of social housing in the UK.

    AHR is appointed on the specialist consultancy services framework on four lots: Lot 3 Stock Condition and Building Surveyor, Lot 4 Principal Designer, Lot 6 Architectural Services and Lot 11 Multidisciplinary Services.

  • Bloom
  • AHR is an accredited Bloom supplier so any member or associate member of the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) can request a quotation for our services via Bloom for architectural services.

    Bloom is the delivery partner to NEPO, providing an efficient and EU compliant route for its members and associate members, Bloom is a neutral vendor of professional services and consultancy; delivering outcome focussed procurement that drives value for money for the tax payer.
  • EN:Procure Consultancy Services Framework

  • A public sector framework allowing direct appointment of multidisciplinary, building surveying, architectural, principal designer and employer’s agent/QS services.

    AHR can be appointed in the Yorkshire and Humberside and North West regions either through further competition or direct award.

    This newly established framework has been set up for use by social housing providers but can also be used by any public sector body. EN:Procure is the specialist procurement arm of social housing consortium Efficiency North Holdings Limited.

    The framework runs for 4 years from August 2020 to 2024.
  • CAPPS Framework

  • The CAPPS Framework has been procured by Manchester City Council for their use and for other public sector organisations.

    AHR is appointed on three Architectural Design Lots of The CAPPS Framework: Lot 1 Commercial and Office Buildings, Lot 3 Education Buildings and Lot 4 Cultural and Leisure Projects.

    The Framework is available to the majority of councils and public sector organisations in the Greater Manchester area. AHR can be appointed directly or via mini competition for services across all 8 RIBA stages.