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Scotland Excel’s third Engineering and Technical Consultancy Framework is expected to see a spend of around £18m a year and has been awarded to 31 UK suppliers

The engineering and technical framework will go live on 18 March and will be in place for four years.

A total of 31 suppliers – including 11 who are SME or micro businesses – have been awarded onto the framework, which will help councils source a range of specialist services to support construction infrastructure across Scotland.

All suppliers have pledged to offer local community benefits, based on council spend thresholds, for the lifetime of the framework.

The contract brings estimated savings for councils of around 3.7%, has fixed prices for 12 months, and promotes fair working practices with 30 of the 31 suppliers paying the Real Living Wage.

Specialist areas include:

31 Framework suppliers include:

  1. AECOM Limited
  2. Aird Geomatics Limited
  3. Amey OW Limited
  4. Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited
  5. Atkins Limited
  6. Capita Property & Infrastructure Limited
  7. Currie & Brown UK Limited
  8. Fairhurst
  9. Gardiner & Theobald LLP
  10. Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (UK) Limited
  11. Haskoningdhv UK Limited
  12. IBI Group (UK) Limited
  13. IKM Consulting Ltd.
  14. Ironside Farrar Limited
  15. Jacobs U.K. Limite
  16. Jeremy Benn Associates Limited
  17. Local Transport Projects Limited
  18. MHB Consultants Ltd
  19. Mott MacDonald Limited
  20. Pell Frischmann Consultants Limited
  21. Pick Everard
  22. RPS Consulting Services Limited
  23. RSK Environment Limited
  24. SAC Commercial Limited
  25. Stantec UK Limited
  26. Sweco UK Limited
  27. Systra Limited
  28. Turner & Townsend Project Management
  29. Wallace Stone LLP
  30. Waterman Infrastructure & Environment
  31. WSP UK Limited

Opportunities for SMEs

Julie Welsh, director of Scotland Excel, said: “Scottish councils regularly require specialist technical and engineering services in order to plan and implement the wide range of investment projects and improvement works that are delivered within their communities.

“I welcome the launch of our third generation Engineering and Technical Consultancy contract which will give local authorities easy access to a range of suppliers, while also bringing efficiencies for councils.

“The framework is also good for business as the 31 UK- based suppliers are a mix of micro, small, medium and large businesses.”

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