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Bidding open for £800m professional services deal

Procure Partnerships has started the race for its second-generation professional services framework for public works promising places for smaller firms.

The new professional services agreement will run for four years alongside its established national contractor framework and is estimated to be worth up to £800m.

The body has been operating and delivering successful frameworks across England for the past seven years, supporting the delivery of over 400 public sector projects.

The tender documents have now been released after a successful market engagement session was delivered on 22 April, attended by over 350 professional services organisations.

Faye Dolan, Framework Director at Procure Partnerships Framework, said: “The shared opinions from consultants on lotting structure and commercial set-up have certainly been taken on board and we will be taking their ideas forward in our procurement strategy.”

The renewed professional services framework will procure the following disciplines with separate sub-regional lots for each: project management, quantity surveying, architectural design, and building surveying.

Project management, architectural and building surveying appointments will also offer the option to build multi-disciplinary teams at the project call stage.

Professional services organisations will be able to select which disciplines they tender within nine sub-regions across England, with a sensible approach to SME selection.

Public sector users of the framework will have the flexibility to procure works and associated services based on not to be exceeded fee percentages and established fixed hourly rates.

The deadline for tender documents to be received is Monday 24 June, with the framework set to launch in August 2024.

Documents can be accessed via the Atamis portal.

Aaron Morby

Written by Aaron Morby
18 mins ago