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Build UK member Scape Group has published its National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework

21 November 2017

Build UK member Scape Group has published its National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework

Scape Group has published details of its National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework, which is due to be re-procured in 2018.

This second generation framework, which will deliver major civil engineering and infrastructure projects across the United Kingdom, will see an increased total value to £2bn, including the creation of a dedicated £400m lot specifically for the public sector in Scotland.

The increased value of the framework and its division into two lots responds to 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).

The Scape National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework will run for a period of four years from October 2018 and will include lots for:

• England, Wales and Northern Ireland - total lot value of £1.6bn
• Scotland - total lot value of £400m

Bidders are invited to tender either for 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.

Click here for more information and you can view the full details of the timescale and information on the Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework re-procurement here.