Wates appointed to Scape Group’s National Construction framework

The Wates Group has been appointed as lead contractor for Major Works UK on the Scape Group’s National Construction framework for the public sector.

Wates will be responsible for Major Works under Lot 4 of the framework, delivering major projects across the UK for the public sector worth between  £10 – £50m over the next four years.

Scape Group, the public sector-owned built environment specialist, has appointed contractors across five lots of its new National Construction framework.

At £7bn, the framework is the highest value of any framework procured in the UK, and for the first time within Scape’s suite of national frameworks introduces multiple lead contractors, supported by an extensive local supply chain. The unique structure of the framework ensures capacity and the most comprehensive mix of skills and expertise to deal with all construction projects a public body might need to deliver. The incumbent National Major Works framework, which this replaces, has an upper value of £1.25 billion over four years.

The types of projects facilitated through the framework includes (but are not limited to) significant regeneration projects schemes, new primary and secondary schools, university facilities, hospitals and town halls.

“The competition for this framework was fierce, and the quality of bids extremely high, but our evaluation teams were able to identify clear winners for each lot. Willmott Dixon, Robertson, Wates and Lendlease evidenced the right blend of quality and value offers, along with the expertise and capacity to deliver the diverse needs of the public sector both now and in the future.”

 

Mark Robinson, Scape Group Chief Executive

 

As with all of Scape’s frameworks, each of the lead contractors was selected through a tender process compliant with European, UK and Scottish legislation and was based on an objective evaluation of cost and quality, as well as a rigorous set of social, economic and environmental sustainability criteria.
Scape will ensure that all projects are performance managed using key performance indicators that focus upon cost and time efficiencies, client satisfaction, as well as ensuring optimum levels of training and apprenticeships, local supply chain usage and supply chain fair payment terms.

Wates is excited to be extending our relationship with Scape on to the new National Construction framework, an appointment we see as the realisation of our ambition to be one of the most trusted partners of government and the public sector in the built environment. As an award-winning family business of 120 years’ standing, we are best positioned to deliver for Scape and the public sector, because of the quality of our people, our commitment to supporting SMEs in our supply chain, and our focus on supporting the communities in which we work. We’re looking forward to working with our partners on the framework to construct the best public buildings for the future.”

 

Andrew Davies, Wates Group Chief Executive

This framework will fully replace Scape’s National Major Works framework from May 2017.

The full list of contracts awarded is as follows:

Lot 1 – Major Works England & Northern Ireland  – worth £1.5 to £1.75 billion; project value: £2-20 million: Willmott Dixon
Lot 2 – Major Works Wales  – worth £300 to £500 million; project value £2-20 million:  Willmott Dixon
Lot 3 – Major Works Scotland –  £500 to £750 million; project value £2-20 million:  Robertson
Lot 4 – Major Works UK  – worth £1.5 to £2 billion; project value £10-50 million:  Wates
Lot 5 – Principal Works (UK) – worth £1.5 to £2 billion; project value £50 million+:  Lendlease