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:
- Road and structures
- Transportation and traffic
- Environmental engineering
- Land surveying
- Drainage and flooding
- Geoenvironmental and Geotechnical
- Coastal and maritime
- Master planning
- Project and commercial management
31 Framework suppliers include:
- AECOM Limited
- Aird Geomatics Limited
- Amey OW Limited
- Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited
- Atkins Limited
- Capita Property & Infrastructure Limited
- Currie & Brown UK Limited
- Gardiner & Theobald LLP
- Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (UK) Limited
- Haskoningdhv UK Limited
- IBI Group (UK) Limited
- IKM Consulting Ltd.
- Ironside Farrar Limited
- Jacobs U.K. Limite
- Jeremy Benn Associates Limited
- Local Transport Projects Limited
- MHB Consultants Ltd
- Mott MacDonald Limited
- Pell Frischmann Consultants Limited
- Pick Everard
- RPS Consulting Services Limited
- RSK Environment Limited
- SAC Commercial Limited
- Stantec UK Limited
- Sweco UK Limited
- Systra Limited
- Turner & Townsend Project Management
- Wallace Stone LLP
- Waterman Infrastructure & Environment
- 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.”