15 contractors have secured places on a new £500m framework to deliver new build, infrastructure and refurbishment works for the public sector in Scotland

The Public Buildings and Infrastructure PB3 framework from SPA allows public sector organisations in Scotland to source contractors for works relating to the construction and refurbishment of educational, healthcare, emergency service and community buildings.

It can also be used for residential properties within mixed-use developments, as part of a commercial building conversion, or for delivering student accommodation.

The appointed contractors are:

‘The Scottish public sector’s needs at the forefront’

SPA director, Clive Feeney, said: “Our Public Buildings and Infrastructure framework has been built with the Scottish public sector’s needs at the forefront.

“It offers a broader range of works, more flexibility for mixed-use projects, and expanded value bands to provide more options for procuring projects.

“A significant new addition is the ability to procure standalone infrastructure projects, such as bridges, retaining walls, drainage and new roadways.

“The new framework has been divided into five Scottish regions, with a range of regional and national contractors appointed, giving local authorities the chance to use local contractors where appropriate. We have also made changes to the pricing schedule to give partners more cost certainty at the start of the procurement process.”

The PB3 framework has four workstreams, covering new build only; refurbishment only; new build and refurbishment; and new build, refurbishment and infrastructure for projects at three different value bands.

All contractors on the framework have been carefully vetted and are compliant with Scottish public sector procurement legislation.

The PB3 framework will run from 27 October 2021 until 30 September 2025, however individual call-off projects can be completed beyond the four-year duration as long as the contract is in place prior to the framework expiry date.

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