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Scape enlists seven firms for its £14 billion construction frameworks

Scape enlists seven firms for its £14 billion construction frameworks

Scape, a leading public sector procurement specialist, has reportedly announced that it has enlisted seven preferred contractors to complete major projects worth up to £14 billion using its next-generation construction frameworks.

For the uninitiated, Scape is a public-sector organization that works to improve buildings, roads, and places that the general public uses. It has expedited more than 12,000 projects in the UK since 2006.

According to credible reports, Scape has appointed Morgan Sindall, Kier, Willmott Dixon, GRAHAM, McLaughlin & Harvey, Mace, and John Sisk & Son to deliver construction work under the £12 billion framework for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Mace, a London-headquartered global consultancy and construction firm, won the highest-value lot, which included projects worth more than £75 million.

Kier and Willmott Dixon are the only current framework companies to be included in the latest iteration, with neither Wates, nor Robertson, and Lendlease managing to make the transition.

Meanwhile, Kier, McLaughlin & Harvey, and Morgan Sindall have been selected for the Scape's £2 billion Scottish frameworks.

Between 2021 and 2025, the four-year frameworks, which are open to all public-sector organizations, will be utilized on new-build and renovation projects of all sizes.

The frameworks were created to be closely aligned with the UK government’s Construction Playbook and to emphasize on climate action through the built environment.

Clients would greatly benefit from the several framework features such as parallel lotting design, which offers them a choice of delivery provider at various project values while keeping the free initial engagement as well as direct award experience innovated by Scape.

Clients will also be able to utilize Scape's unique lifecycle contract form, which will allow for both new build and retrofit, helping clients in terms of energy-saving, asset performance, and operational efficiency for up to five years after construction.

The new feature, which is a part of the frameworks' net-zero-ready solution, will aid in the development and validation of a client's low-carbon building business case, while also solving the historical performance gaps between design goals and asset performance in use.

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