Public sector procurement organisation, Scape Group, has started the bidding for its civil engineering contractors as part of its Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework.
The built environment specialist – with a track record in facilitating superior outcomes and local economic growth for its clients – has moved on to this crucial next stage in the procurement of its £2.1 billion, four-year framework.
Contract issues have now been issued for the two lots on the Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework; Scape Group is looking for applications from experienced providers of civil engineering and infrastructure to deliver high quality work and services using “a customer-focused approach” in public sector works.
Scape said that works and services will be provided by the provider themselves, their supply chain, or via a consortium/joint venture arrangement.
The organisation is looking to appoint a single entity to each framework; one of which is worth £1.6 billion, and covers projects in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The other framework is for Scotland, which is worth £500 million.
The public sector body took the decision towards the end of last year to extend the framework so that dedicated engineering and infrastructure projects were covered in Scotland.
Since then, Scape Group has submitted contract notes to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), with the intent to procure the Civil Engineering and Infrastructure frameworks.
Work will encompass a range of engineering and construction works, such as construction of pipelines, water projects, plants, mining, manufacturing, and for buildings relating to the oil and gas industry.
Victoria Brambini, Managing Director at Scape Procure, explained the reason for the extension of the framework to cover Scotland.
She said: “Our decision to create a separate lot for projects in Scotland reflects the clear commitment of the Scottish government to further their investment in infrastructure in a way that supports the local economy.”
Contractors will not submit bids for projects within the framework, and Scape will confirm those who have been awarded contracts in October.