Scape which works as a procurement specialist is inviting contractors to bid on the revamping national construction framework. A total of £13bn construction works will be handed over to the selected firms. The works include £11bn construction framework for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and a £2bn framework for Scotland.
This project stands to be one of the biggest construction deals in the UK. The frameworks in this project introduce a parallel lotting structure before awarding a project. This is to give clients an option for early engagement with multiple contractors. Level 2 BIM compliant delivery partners will be accomplishing the works while they meet Scape sustainability requirements.
The requirements criteria are yet to be detailed later this summer. The bidding process got delayed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. However, it will get resumed with a new lot structure. Small, medium and major projects will be included in the new scheme of action. The four-year framework has the option to be extended until 2027 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The existing National Construction and Minor Works frameworks have been delivering various projects. Wates, Willmott Dixon, Robertson, Kier, and Lendlease have delivered over 800 projects till date. Including the UK-wide network of SMEs, McLaughlin and Harvey, Farrans, and Henry Brothers; regional support was extended to different projects.