Southern Construction Frameworks, shortly known as SCF which is a Joint venture between Devon and Hampshire County Councils has issued invitations to contractors for a new residential development contract.
This new £5.16 billion Residential Delivery & Development Framework ITT is a four-year long framework by SCF. This framework is created to help support public sector residential construction and development in the region.
It will be available to all public bodies in the South East, South West, and London. The tender process has been started and SCF is calling for residential developers, including SME Developers and residential builders and to express their interest to be part of the framework.
Mid day of July 2nd, 2021 (Friday) is set to be the final day & time to accept requests of participation. The framework will give public sector organizations access to a full range of residential construction and development solutions.
SCF Residential will be tailored to suit a wide range of projects, including:
- Smaller Value (£15m+)– delivered in 7 sub lot regions, allowing up to 8 providers per sub lot and focused on local delivery.
- Larger value projects (£30m+) – delivered in 3 sub lots (SW, SE, London), allowing up to 6 providers per sub lot.
The lots are split between schemes of 65+ houses and 10-75 houses. It is expected that SCF will appoint contractors and developers to more than one lot. SCF is the market leader in Two Stage Open Book (2SOB) tendering, under which the framework will operate exclusively.
This Government-recommended bidding process is part of an initiative to reform UK construction practices and is unique in the way it brings the contractor, stakeholders and suppliers together at the very start of a construction project.