Pagabo is launching the second term of its National Framework for Professional Services in Construction and Premises (2020) and National Framework for Major Works (2020) worth £10.5bn
Under the new frameworks, which become active from April 2020, partners will be selected through a rigorous OJEU compliant tender process.
Chief executive Simon Toplass reports that the frameworks have delivered “high double-digit” growth year on year since their inception in 2016.
Toplass said: “That growth is expected to continue. We are predicting to more than treble the throughput of projects being delivered by the two frameworks over the next four years.
“Importantly, Pagabo’s full suite of eight frameworks has delivered social value of more than £1.5bn to date – and this continues to be a major focus for the organisation.”
The Major Works framework – open for tender today (9 September) – is suitable for projects from £5m and above. It currently includes 12 contractors split across three project value bands and six regions.
The Professional Services framework – open for tender from 13 September – is for construction projects up to £500m and has 15 lots including civil, structural and highways engineering, building services, landscaping and building surveying. The framework features more than 50 providers split across 14 service specific lots.
Toplass added: “The tender process for suppliers looking to be appointed to our frameworks need to show strong finances, lots of relevant experience and, in particular, share our three key values and ambitions around social value, supporting SMEs, and technology.
“Technology, and how suppliers are using it in the construction sector will be the biggest differentiator when we select our partners for the next term of both frameworks.
“We know that digital technology is hugely attractive to young people with millions moving into the sector every year. We want to show that digital technology can be applied to construction – and highlighting this could really help bridge the skills gap.
“Technology is also important to help make our sites safer and encourage collaboration among multiple partners working together on schemes.”
The number of suppliers which can be appointed to the frameworks can vary. Pagabo manages the process by allowing a maximum number of suppliers on a given value band or geographical lot.
The current Major Works framework, which runs to April, has delivered high profile projects all over the country for clients including Liverpool John Moores University, St Albans District Council, Richmond upon Thames College, Merseyside Police, Birmingham Symphony Hall, National Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and Doncaster Council,
Professional Services has delivered projects for Southampton City Council, Anchor 2020 Ltd, Department of Health, Manchester City Council, Northumberland County Council, Humber Foundation NHS Trust and Leeds Beckett University.
Submission deadlines for Major Works and Professional Services are 31 October. Winning contractors will learn if they have secured a place in December this year.