Scape Group unveils £1.1bn regional construction framework winners

Scape Group, the public sector procurement specialist, has published details of the contract awards for the Scape regional construction framework. 

The regional construction framework will provide construction services for public sector projects in the Midlands and east of England, covering Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Essex and Hertfordshire. 

The new framework’s eleven 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 Scape regional construction framework has taken a strengthened approach to demonstrating value for money, and as standard, now measures social value, via a TOMs (Themes, Outcomes, Measures) method, developed in association with Social Value Portal. Scape will also continue to monitor project performance via additional key performance indicators for local spend and local employment. The framework will also ensure that a social enterprise is engaged on every project. 

The framework will replace the East Midlands Property Alliance framework (EMPA), which expires in early 2018.

Scape’s delivery partners on the new framework include a number of SMEs operating within the Midlands and east of England. The eleven contractors comprise 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. Each partner has been selected for their extensive local knowledge and demonstrable experience of working collaboratively to deliver a range of public sector projects. 

The Scape regional construction framework has been developed to create a model that would offer the public sector an element of choice of contractor and ensure that they work with a team that has extensive local knowledge of the Midlands and east of England.

The current EMPA framework has seen high levels of demand from the public sector across the Midlands region, having completed over 500 projects to date, and has delivered significant levels of local spend, SME engagement and project success.

Victoria Brambini, managing director of Scape Procure, comments: “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. 

“By extending the regional construction framework’s reach into the east of England, we will be able to provide public sector organisations with access to a framework that not only delivers high quality and cost effective services from contractors that have demonstrated the right balance of cost and quality, but crucially also has specific social value objectives. We are looking forward to working with our clients and partners, both existing and new, to deliver even greater value for local communities in the period ahead.” 

Details of the new framework are listed below.

1 Midlands - North West - Lower  £0 - £750k Derbyshire, Staffordshire Seddon Construction Ltd
2 Midlands - North East - Lower  £0 - £750k Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire Lindum Group Ltd 
3 Midlands - South West - Lower   £0 - £750k Warwickshire GRAHAM Asset Management Ltd
4 Midlands - South East - Lower   £0 - £750k Leicestershire, Northamptonshire Jeakins Weir Ltd
5 Midlands - North - Intermediate   £500k - £2.5m Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire GF Tomlinson Group
6 Midlands - South - Intermediate   £500k - £2.5m Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire Fortem
7 Midlands - Upper  £1m - £5m Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Northamptonshire Morgan Sindall
8 East of England - North - Lower  £0 - £750k Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk RG Carter Building Ltd
9 East of England - South - Lower  £0 - £750k Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire Conamar Building Services
10 East of England - North - Intermediate   £500k - £2.5m Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk Clegg Construction
11 East of England - South - Intermediate  £500k - £2.5m Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire Ashe Construction Ltd
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