Scape revamps £5.5bn framework for more winners

Aaron Morby 8 years ago

Scape Group is switching its coveted national construction framework over from a single contractor to potentially several winners.

Mark Robinson, Scape Group chief executive, says the new framework will be more flexible with a choice of contractor providers
Mark Robinson, Scape Group chief executive, says the new framework will be more flexible with a choice of contractor providers

The procurement body unveiled the big change as its prepared to start the race for the revamped national construction framework for public projects worth more than £2m.

With a total estimated value of £5.5bn over four years the new framework consisting of five lots is the the biggest yet to be offered to contractors.

The existing national major works framework, currently led by Willmott Dixon, has delivered 60 projects for the public sector with 100 more currently in progress.

This is all set to change from May 2017 with multiple winners expected to be appointed the first time, answering some concern among contractors that too much work was being handed to one firm.

New regional lots covering projects from £2m-£20m are being rolled out for Scotland, Wales and a combined England and Northern Ireland lot.

Contractors will also be able to bid for two UK-wide options covering larger projects.

Bidders will be able to win up to two of the three regional lots or one of the two UK-wide lots.

New 4-year National Construction Framework

Five lots

UK-wide: large-scale projects valued over £50m, total value of up to £1.5bn.

UK-wide: projects valued £10m-£50m, total value of up to £1.5bn. 

England and Northern Ireland for projects valued between £2m-£20m. Total framework value of £1.5bn.

Scotland: projects valued £2m-£20m. Total framework value of £500m.

Wales: projects valued £2m-£20m. Total framework value of £500m.

The new structure follows an extensive programme of consultation with the market and the public sector.

Mark Robinson, Scape Group chief executive, said: “By opening up this framework to more providers and an extended local supply chain that are of the highest calibre, we can deliver a great deal more to our clients in the public sector.

“The new National Construction Framework is more flexible, offering a choice of providers, and better responds to the unique needs of our colleagues in Scotland and Wales.

“It also brings extra capacity at a time when the public sector is facing unprecedented financial challenges, with an ever greater need to do more with public sector buildings and increasing demand for high quality and cost-effective construction.

“We have listened to the market and the public sector – this new structure delivers more for both.”

A programme of market awareness events will follow between April and June 2016, with an OJEU Notice for the new framework scheduled to be issued in June.

Successful bidders will be announced in January 2017, with the framework becoming operational by May 2017.

For full details of timescales and market awareness events, click here.

Latest news

Geoffrey Osborne files administration notice

Contractor in talks to save parts of the business
2 days ago

RG Group signs £121m Newcastle rental homes job

Developer Olympian Homes advances 519 flats plan at Pottery Lane site
2 days ago

Winners named for £260m Manchester Uni framework

B&K, Henry Bros, Graham, Robertson and Vinci among new line-up
2 days ago

Shed specialist Benniman rides out market lull

Worcestershire warehouse builder says industrial and logistics work is picking up again
2 days ago

Another contractor cleared after high profile immigration raid

Adana Construction employees were working legally on site swooped on by Home Office
2 days ago

McAleer & Rushe wants to meet new London suppliers

Contractor holding Meet the Buyer event in London: Register now
2 days ago

McAlpine signs £500m Broadgate dual towers deal

Work to start on iconic 36-storey and 21-storey towers
3 days ago

Worker rescued from collapsed four metre deep trench

Fire crews take six hours to save trapped builder near Blackwall Tunnel
3 days ago

Gove puts another major building scheme on hold

Secretary of State starts another planning fight after M&S defeat
4 days ago

Greenwich University tenders £300m framework

Up to five firms will carry out upgrade and newbuild work at three campuses
3 days ago

Work starts on Manchester 26-storey Obsidian tower

Contractor Domis starts Salboy's 10th Manchester scheme in seven years
3 days ago

Race for £1.3bn West Midlands social homes framework

The Community Housing Group reboots tender race for new build housing
3 days ago

Delancey submits £400m King’s Cross lab plans

200,000 sq ft lab/office project will be built above railway and tube tunnels just 4.5m below
4 days ago

Winners revealed for £150m fire safety framework

New deal will help organisations comply with the Building Safety Act
3 days ago

Sellar plans £500m City tower next to Walkie-Talkie

Consultation starts on London 60 Gracechurch Street tower
4 days ago

Severfield ends year on high with record order book

Orders top £500m with strong future pipeline of opportunities ahead
4 days ago

Second senior director exits National Highways

Commercial director Malcolm Dare set to move on to new role
4 days ago

New scheme fuels London lab building boom

Plans in for 160,000 sq ft Whitechapel scheme near Royal London hospital
4 days ago

Contract race starts for next £155m section of A9 dualling

Prior Information Notice published for Tay Crossing to Ballinluig stretch
5 days ago

£55m Sheffield build-to-rent scheme approved

Demolition to start later this year for 158-flat Sheffield Garden project
5 days ago

London back as most expensive place to build in world

Capital leapfrogs Geneva to top costliest construction rankings
5 days ago

Gas supplier Regent to buy TClarke for £90m

£491m turnover listed building services specialist to be sold
5 days ago

Steel contractor Billington launches into bridge market

Steelwork firm hires staff from failed architectural and bridge specialist SH Structures
5 days ago

McGee employees benefit from rise in profits

Pre-tax profit doubles boosting payouts for Employee Ownership Trust
5 days ago

Lendlease veteran is latest new McAlpine director

Paul Sims joins as Operations Director after 40 years at rival contractor
6 days ago

Costain signs site labour supply deal with four firms

Contractor to use only a quartet of providers for temporary labour supply
5 days ago

BAM go-ahead for Leeds 200,000 sq ft office

Latitude Yellow will complete final plot at Doncaster Monk Bridge site
6 days ago

VolkerFitzpatrick wins £30m logistics job

Latest deal to build five distribution units for Prologis UK
6 days ago

Trio win new Scape utilities consultancy framework

Perfect Circle, AtkinsRéalis and Arcadis win places on
5 days ago

Precast firm FP McCann cleared after immigration raid

Home Office takes no action after public raid on construction site
6 days ago

Contractor services