The Scape Group, the UK’s public sector procurement specialist, has announced the contractors for the new four-year regional construction framework.
The framework, which operates across the Midlands and East of England, comprises 11 lots for projects worth up to £5m and replaces the East Midlands Property Alliance (EMPA) framework, which expires in early 2018.
The framework will provide construction services for public sector projects in Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Essex and Hertfordshire.
The 11 lots are divided into bands by project value, including Lower (up to £750k), Intermediate (£500k - £2.5m) and Upper (£1m - £5m).
The four-year framework will have a total value of up to £1.1bn.
The delivery partners include several SMEs operating within the Midlands and East of England.
The contractors selected are: Seddon Construction, Lindum Group, John Graham Holdings, Jeakins Weir, GF Tomlinson, Fortem, Morgan Sindall, RG Carter Building, Conamar Building Services, Clegg Construction and Ashe Construction.
The partners have been selected for their extensive local knowledge and experience of working collaboratively to deliver several public sector projects, Scape stated in a release.
As standard, the framework will now measure social value, via a TOMs (Themes, Outcomes, Measures) method, which has been developed in association with Social Value Portal.
Project performance will be monitored via additional Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for local spend and local employment. At least one social enterprise should be engaged on every project.
More than 500 projects have been completed so far under the current EMPA framework.
Scape Procure managing director Victoria Brambini said: “We are tremendously proud of the success of the EMPA framework, which has offered an excellent profile of contractors to the public sector in the region and has consistently created new opportunities for local SMEs within their supply chain.
“The Regional Construction framework builds upon the EMPA framework, aiming to generate greater value for money and project success for the public sector across the region.”