London-based robotic underfloor insulation solutions company, Q-Bot, is one of 18 proptech suppliers to be awarded a spot on the Social Housing Emerging Disruptors (SHED) framework.
Launched by Procurement for Housing (PfH), the framework is worth up to £100m over three years and provides a portal that will enable social landlords to compliantly procure innovative services and technologies.
The portal will identify the supplier that can best meet their needs, and PfH’s procurement team will provide pricing information and support the contracting process.
Q-Bot is joined by the likes of Bimdl, a blockchain-backed building information modelling (BIM) solution, and Propeller, that provides cloud-based compliance and workforce management solutions to the housing sector.
PfH worked with the Proptech Innovation Network to find suppliers to join the framework.
Neil Butters, head of procurement at PfH, commented: “Many of the suppliers we’ve appointed to the framework are small or micro businesses. We wanted to unlock their services for the social housing sector – these are pioneering, future-thinking organisations, many with a focus on sustainability or building safety.
“The SHED is about PfH supporting social landlords to identify and adopt innovation that will improve the lives of tenants.”
Image credit: Q-Bot
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