Lindum Group has won a place on a new construction framework, meaning it can work directly with more clients to deliver a broad range of building projects along with extra economic value and greater environmental benefits.
Procurement company SCAPE has today announced the eight contractors that will deliver up to £750million of investment in the public sector via its new Regional Construction framework.
Public sector clients can use the framework to engage with Lindum on their project from the outset, to benefit from its expertise and experience in design development and construction on projects up to the value of £7.5m.
The new framework comes into effect in August and replaces the existing framework, which was launched in 2018. Lindum Group Managing Director Freddie Chambers said: “We are delighted to have won our place on the SCAPE Regional Construction framework for another four years following the recent tendering process.
“It’s great that SCAPE continues to value the quality of our work, our practical approach and the added value we bring, including social, economic, and environmental benefits.
“Over the past 12 years, the framework has proven to be a popular procurement tool for both existing and new clients. Winning a higher value Lot means we can extend its benefits to more clients.”
Public sector organisations using SCAPE frameworks gain instant access to high quality construction contractors and an extensive local supply chain, supporting the delivery of projects that will generate social value, training, apprenticeships and leave a positive legacy for local communities whilst helping them to achieve their net zero carbon ambitions.
The new four-year framework will build on the positive impact of SCAPE’s existing Regional Construction framework which has successfully delivered 400 projects over the past four years.
During this period, 62 per cent of project spend and 60 per cent of site workforce were procured within 20 miles of the project address, with waste management processes resulting in more than 96 per cent of site waste avoiding landfill.
With an increased project value limit of £7.5million, the next generation framework will operate under a parallel lotting structure to provide public sector clients with a greater contractor choice before commissioning a project.
This is alongside a new ‘net zero-ready’ lifecycle agreement feature, which will support the public sector’s ambitious sustainability goals and provide an effective response to the climate emergency.
Lindum does sit on the existing Regional Construction framework, which has so far been used to deliver over £28m of work since 2018. The existing arrangement has seen Lindum provide design and construction services for clients across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire on projects valued £0-750k.
When this framework comes to an end and the new four-year framework goes live on 26 August, Lindum will be able to deliver construction projects up to a value of £7.5m to public sector clients across the Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland area.
John Simons, group procurement director at SCAPE, said: “The next four years represent a pivotal time for public sector construction across the Midlands and East of England to deliver infrastructure that empowers local communities and generates regional economic growth.
“After receiving positive feedback from clients, we’ve enhanced the framework to provide our public sector colleagues with the tools to not only deliver value-driven infrastructure in their areas but support their journey toward a net zero built environment.
“Aligned with SCAPE’s 15-year heritage of empowering local authorities to achieve their infrastructure objectives, the direct award framework is designed to achieve value for money, drive sustainability and deliver a local economic impact on every project.”
Mark Robinson, group chief executive at SCAPE, said: “As we continue to play our part in delivering infrastructure projects across the region that are more sustainable and strengthen local communities, our new framework will help our clients meet their goals and allow local contractors to build long-term relationships to grow their business.
“The addition of a new lifecycle contract form as part of the framework’s ‘net zero ready’ offering is testament to SCAPE’s commitment to supporting clients with energy conservation and the operational efficiency and performance of their assets.
“The new framework will act as a vehicle for contractors to champion greener infrastructure and upskill their teams to be able to deliver on the sustainability ambitions across the Midlands and East of England.”
The eight contractors that will deliver up to £750million of new investment across the Midlands and East of England via the Regional Construction framework are Jeakins Weir, Stepnell, GF Tomlinson, Lindum Group, Ashe Construction, Conamar, Clegg Construction and R G Carter.
For full details on SCAPE’s Regional Construction framework, please visit www.scape.co.uk