Pagabo announces £1.6bn decarbonisation frameworks

Jason Stapley, chief procurement officer at Pagabo

Pagabo has issued prior information notices for two new frameworks dedicated to decarbonisation projects.

Both solutions-based frameworks will be valued at £1.6bn and run for four years with each having its own contracting authority.

One framework will concentrate on healthcare schemes, with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) serving as a sector-specialist host. 

Meanwhile, the second framework will be hosted by Hull City Council and be open to all other sectors. 

Both frameworks will be open to a full range of main contractors, suppliers and consultants. It will be separated into two main lots: Lot 1 – Retrofit Consultancy, Lot 2 – Main Contractor Delivery.

Under Lot 1, clients will be able to appoint retrofit assessors, coordinators, designers and evaluators to provide specialist consultancy services for decarbonisation projects. 

To be appointed to this lot, consultants will be required to hold relevant accreditations, such as PAS2035 or PAS2038. 

These PAS accreditations are concerned with the assessment of domestic dwellings and commercial buildings for energy retrofit. 

This involves identifying areas of improvement and specifying and designing the relevant improvement measures – and is also concerned with the monitoring of retrofit projects. 

Under Lot 2, main contractors will be appointed to provide a complete business solution for clients. 

This allows clients to go directly to main contractors to undertake the retrofit assessments, work up costs, and bring in supply chain partners to deliver the scheme, while serving as a single point of contact. 

Lot 2 will have four value bands - Lot 2a £250k to £1m; Lot 2b £1m to £5m; Lot 2c £5m to £15m and Lot 2d £15m and above.

It will also be split by three scopes to ensure that main contractors are active in the relevant market, with a requirement to submit evidence case studies. 

These scopes will cover Domestic Low Rise, Domestic High Rise and Non-Domestic – Commercial, Health, Education and Leisure.

Recognising the range of different organisations with the ability to deliver projects in differing scales around the country, the frameworks will be split to cover 12 geographical regions and will ensure SME and local-based supplier involvement.

Jason Stapley, chief procurement officer at Pagabo, said: “The environmental impact of construction has been widely discussed for years, and that conversation continues. 

“There is a wide understanding of the need to design for net zero, but there is still a long way to go to meet government targets and improving our current building stock will play a key role in this.

“There are a lot of specialist organisations out there that are able to assist clients with their net zero projects and strategies, and having these dedicated frameworks means that their services will be easier to access in a compliant manner for public sector organisations. 

“In turn, this gets these all-important decarbonisation schemes underway as quickly as possible for the benefit of the planet – and adds great human benefits for people and communities around delivered schemes.”

The invitation to tender (ITT) is expected to open in early September, ahead of the frameworks going live late January 2024. 

Interested parties can register to join a pre-market engagement webinar at 2pm on Thursday, August 10. 

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