Firms will be selected for a new £11bn construction framework for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and a £2bn framework for Scotland – ranking it as one of the biggest covering the UK.
These next-generation frameworks introduce a parallel lotting structure to give clients the option to engage early with two contractors before awarding a project.
All delivery partners must be Level 2 BIM compliant and meet Scape sustainability requirements, which will be detailed later this summer.
The invitation to bid was delayed due to the Covid-19 outbreak but will now resume with a new refreshed lot structure covering small, medium and major projects.
One contractor will be appointed to each lot
The four-year framework for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which has the option to be extended until 2027, builds on the existing National Construction and Minor Works frameworks.
In Scotland, there will be four lots, two covering smaller works up to £7.5m and two for larger projects.
The new simplified frameworks will continue the fully managed, direct award model that has become synonymous with Scape.
They are also designed to support a growing list of project objectives that the public sector seeks to address.
These include enhanced local economic engagement and supporting the achievement of the UK’s 2050 net-zero carbon commitments.
Users of the framework will also benefit from a wider range of NEC contract options.
These new contracts increase scope for collaboration and flexibility across the supply chain on longer-term, higher-value projects or for specifying performance objectives that cover the full life cycle of an asset.
Prospective bidders can register an interest in attending Scape’s upcoming market awareness webinar events for the new National Construction Framework by visiting www.scapegroup.
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