The previous framework which operated with three firms – Kier, Willmott Dixon and Wates, has been renewed and revamped after operating for four years.
Wates will now alone cover small to medium-sized projects between £500,000 and £7.5m for clients across the East Midlands region.
Scape will also shortly name around a dozen winners of its minor works framework, which is spread over as many lots in the region, and promises an estimated total spend of up to £140m over four years.
Phil Harrison, managing director, Wates Construction Midlands and North, said: “Since our appointment to the empa Intermediate framework in 2009, we have delivered a range of works across the region and we have worked in partnership with Scape to ensure this work has brought with it a boost to the regional economy through local subcontractor engagement.
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with Scape to provide public sector clients with true value for money.”
Head of empa Alan Coole said: “We are also committed to using a high percentage of local contractors and suppliers in the vicinity of each project, maximising local spend and reinvesting in the local economy.”