Scape has officially started the race for a sole place on a new £1bn-£1.5bn civil engineering and infrastructure framework.
Scape System Build Ltd is a Local Authority controlled company wholly owned by Derby City, Derbyshire County, Gateshead, Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire County and Warwickshire County Councils in equal shares.
Scape plans to shortlist half-a-dozen civil engineering majors to bid for the single place on the National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Framework. Only major firms turning over more than £500m will be eligible to bid for the national deal.
The new four-year framework will extend Scape’s current portfolio of national construction and professional services panels.
A wide range of civil engineering and infrastructure services will be included in the framework.
Suppliers have until 21 July 2014 to register on Delta eSourcing to access and complete the prequalification documents, to participate in this opportunity.
Mark Robinson, group chief executive at Scape, said:
“Our clients asked that we considered the procurement of a national civil engineering and infrastructure framework.
“The framework will be able to deliver on large-scale, high-profile projects such as associated infrastructure around HS2.”