ICN Modular DPS

In addition to the contractor and professional services lots, Innovation Chain North (ICN) has a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the supply of modular housing. This is a new market offer and will enable clients to access modular suppliers direct for the provision of new homes in a compliant manner, having been procured under the Public Contract Regulations 2015. The modular housing DPS is supported by modular principal contractor (P1&P2) and groudworker (G1&G2) lots on the main ICN framework; providing clients with various routes to the delivery of modular homes.

As of July 2021, eight supplies have successfully signed up to the Modular DPS and we have a large number of other suppliers in the application process. The ICN Modular DPS is supporting the innovative Off-Site Homes Alliance which is a Pan-Northern collaboration seeking to mobilise more off-site development activity.

There are four lots in the DPS which cover different types of modular delivery. Each lot covers the whole of the North of England:

  • Category 1 – Panelised Modular home – Delivered to site
  • Category 2 – Volumetric Modular home – Delivered to site
  • Category 3 – Turnkey Modular home – Including all site works (Panelised or Volumetric)
  • Category 4 – ICN house type delivery (where manufacturers commit to deliver the ICN house types via panelised or volumetric solutions)

The DPS is now open again for submissions from Modular Homes suppliers. To access the documents please click on the link below:


If you have any issues, please contact us at [email protected]

Benefits of Modular DPS

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Simple Joining Process

New suppliers can join at any time and the process is straightforward

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Compliant Routes

Clients have a compliant direct route to modular manufacturers

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Selection procedure

Call off will be by mini competition only and everyone in the lot must be invited to tender

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All mini competitions are managed in a completely electronic format with tenders issued via an e-tendering portal

Care to join us?

For more information and membership enquiries contact:
Innovation Chain North team
[email protected]