Scape as the procurement group has opened prequalification for its £14bn next-generation construction frameworks. While the £2bn framework is categorized for Scotland, the total of the remaining £12bn framework is set for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Scape has revamped frameworks after following client feedback to introduce a parallel lotting structure. This allows the clients an option to engage early with two contractors before awarding a project.
Among the two selected contractors, one will be working for each lot with all delivery partners required to be Level 2 BIM compliant. Also, the first contractor will be able to address improved sustainability requirements, which include commitments to carbon-neutral building design.
While the winning bidders list is to be announced in June 2021, contractors have until 13 November 2020 to respond to the PQQ. The firms will be called up to tender in February 2021. The opening of the PQQ process follows a summer of market engagement, with more than 370 contractors and public sector organisations expressing interest in a series of virtual events.
The already existing National Construction and Minor Works frameworks will take on the new arrangement builds on which have seen over 800 projects delivered to date by Kier, Robertson, Willmott Dixon, Lendlease, and Wates.