Lindum is pleased to have been awarded a place on Pagabo’s new Medium Works framework, which goes live today (Tuesday 17 January 2023).

The news means our public sector clients can continue to use the framework as a direct route to work with us for another four years.

The PCR-compliant framework helps to get public sector construction projects off the ground quicker by cutting out the complex ‘red tape’ that surrounds procuring the services of building firms.

Clients can access a pool of pre-approved construction companies which have proven excellence in service, price and their positive impact to social value.

Lindum has been on the Medium Works framework since it was first launched by Pagabo four years ago. Winning a place on this second instalment will allow us to work on projects in a broader geographical region and with a higher value.

It can be used by public sector clients in the Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, East Anglia, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire regions. They can procure projects ranging in value from £50,000 to £10,000,000.

Lindum Group framework manager Matt Jones said: “The previous framework allowed us to successfully procure 28 schemes across the regions, totalling £37.5m with a further nine projects currently on site. This includes the revamp of the Lincoln Central Market for City of Lincoln Council.

“The Pagabo frameworks have proved popular among our public sector clients, and we are pleased it will still provide a route to market for us,” he said.

“Lindum went through a vigorous selection process which required us to prove our value and cost effectiveness. Re-selection is recognition of our competitiveness and the added value we bring to projects.”

Pagabo has appointed 94 core and reserve suppliers across the four framework lots, which cover value bands starting at £50k and going up to £10m. It includes both SMEs and larger companies.

Jason Stapley, Chief Procurement Officer at The 55 Group, Pagabo’s parent organisation, said: “Our latest announcement sees the return of our popular Medium Works Framework – one of our most active construction offerings, which has seen more than 160 projects procured through it to date. This time, we’ve increased the total number of suppliers by 50 and are expecting to see the results from the old framework improved upon.

“The new iteration of the framework is aligned with all of the gold standard principles of procurement laid out by the Construction Playbook, ensuring that all clients and suppliers will be working at the forefront of industry best practice when it comes to their built environment projects.

“An example of this being through client organisations and appointed contractors being able to use a free version of Loop’s social value software for all procured projects. This simple benefit making it easier to report on and demonstrate the important social value being generated in our communities.”

The Education Alliance will be the contracting authority for the new agreement, continuing its role from the current iteration of the framework.