The procurement body is planning a market engagement day this month to set out its plans for the £750m direct award regional framework for projects up to £7.5m.
The new four-year framework will build on the positive impact of Scape’s existing regional construction framework, which has successfully delivered 362 projects and is due to expire in Summer 2022. Current framework incumbents include: Ashe, Clegg, Conamar, R G Carter, Lindum, Seddon and G F Tomlinson.
In response to additional feedback from clients, this framework will provide further flexibility by offering a ‘commercial choice’ option in addition to a direct award procurement pathway, as part of the contractor selection process.
John Simons, acting group procurement director at Scape, said: “By evolving this framework offer, we will provide a simplified and high-quality route to market that will enable clients to get projects off the ground quickly through delivery partners who have the expertise to help them achieve their ambitions.”
Invitations to tender are expected to be announced in August following a period of pre-market engagement.
Prospective bidders can register their interest in attending Scape’s upcoming market awareness webinar on 24 June.