SCAPE has appointed eight contractors to its £750M Regional Construction framework.
Jeakins Weir, Stepnell, G F Tomlinson, Lindum Group, Ashe Construction, Conamar, Clegg Construction and R G Carter have won places on the framework, which is designed to help local authorities and public sector organisations deliver ambitious, community-focused construction projects.
The contractors will provide high quality support to public sector organisations giving access to an extensive local supply chain.
Projects will have a focus on generating social value, training, apprenticeships and leave a positive legacy for local communities whilst helping them to achieve their net zero ambitions.
This is the second version of the framework, which follows on from the initial Regional Construction framework which has successfully delivered 400 projects over the past four years.
Benefits generated during this period include an increase in local spend and labour which accounted for 62% and 60% respectively of the framework’s output, as well as seeing waste reduction from landfill at more than 96%.
With an increased value banding of up to £7.5M, the next generation framework will operate under a parallel lotting structure to provide public sector clients with a greater contractor choice before commissioning a project.
This is alongside a new ‘net zero-ready’ lifecycle agreement feature, which will support the public sector’s ambitious sustainability goals and provide an effective response to the climate emergency.
Mark Robinson, group chief executive at SCAPE, said: “As we continue to play our part in delivering infrastructure projects across the region that are more sustainable and strengthen local communities, our new framework will help our clients meet their goals and allow local contractors to build long-term relationships to grow their business.
“The addition of a new lifecycle contract form as part of the framework’s ‘net zero ready’ offering is testament to SCAPE’s commitment to supporting clients with energy conservation and the operational efficiency and performance of their assets.
“The new framework will act as a vehicle for contractors to champion greener infrastructure and upskill their teams to be able to deliver on the sustainability ambitions across the Midlands and East of England.”
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