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Scape Group publishes National civil engineering and infrastructure framework



Scape Group, the public-sector partnership that manages infrastructure frameworks across the UK, has published details of its National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework.

Due to be re-procured in 2018, this second generation framework will deliver major civil engineering and infrastructure projects across the country with an increased total value to £2Bn. This time, the framework includes a dedicated £400M lot specifically for the public sector in Scotland.

The growth, in both size and value, of the framework reflects the growing pipeline of major infrastructure projects across the United Kingdom. The framework has been developed following engagement with local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships and other public sector bodies across the country, as well as industry body the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA).

Bidders are invited to tender for the four year framework either in individual lots or both lots, and the framework will also be open to consortium bids.

Victoria Brambini, Managing Director of Scape Procure, comments: “Investment in infrastructure is vital to unlocking long-term regional growth, bringing local economies closer together and ultimately strengthening communities. Our aspiration is to continue to provide a framework that allows time and cost certainty as well as delivering extensive social value for the public sector for every pound spent.

“The Scottish Government has demonstrated a clear commitment to investing in infrastructure and there is a real passion and drive from Scotland’s public bodies to achieve maximum social value. Our decision to create a separate lot for projects in Scotland reflects this ambition. We expect the new framework to continue delivering positive outcomes for public sector bodies across the United Kingdom building on the excellent engagement we have had with local supply chains, local labour and SMEs under the existing framework.”

The current framework, led by Balfour Beatty and supported by an extensive local supply chain, was procured with an expected value range of between £1bn and £1.5bn and is on target, running until January 2019.

Scape Group are holding market awareness days in Edinburgh and London in early December for prospective bidders.

 

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