Building our presence in the public sector with the Procure Partnerships Framework
In September we were awarded a place on the second generation of the Procure Partnerships Framework (PPF), valued at £8bn.
Established to support public sector bodies in procuring contractor partners, the framework has supported more than 150 projects in each of the last four years, worth c. £1bn.
Our appointment builds on our success across the Procure Partnerships North West Framework, having been appointed to deliver projects across its three highest value bands £30m+, £15m-£30m and £5m-£15m in 2022.
The national framework will allow our teams to continue expanding our work with public sector clients in every region of England.
We have secured places on both the Construction and Decarbonisation & Retrofit frameworks, recognising our expertise in delivering public sector projects. The value of Construction framework projects will begin at £15m, while Decarbonisation & Retrofit framework projects will start at £5m.
The framework has social value at its core, with all projects delivered through it required to align with the Social Value Act.
As an organisation which already places social value at the heart of our work in the community, we’ll be ensuring every project delivered through the Procure Partnerships Framework works with at least four social enterprises and uses local suppliers wherever possible, with 75% of the supply chain based within 40 miles of each project secured.
Building on our public sector expertise
In July, we completed the final handover of Sandwell Aquatics Centre, to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. This world-class facility was built for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games and has been transformed into a leisure centre to leave a lasting legacy for community health, with an Olympic-sized swimming pool, outdoor football pitch, gym, urban park and children’s play area.
We are currently working for the Ministry of Justice, and along with partners, will be providing 7,200 prison places across the prison estate in the coming years.
Meanwhile, our industry-leading whole-house retrofit service has already completed projects on 2,500 homes since its launch in 2020, helping enable social housing landlords meet the Government’s target for all social housing to achieve an EPC rating of C and above by 2030.
We have long been a trusted partner of the public sector, not only in the construction of key buildings for both central government departments and local authorities, but also maintaining hundreds of thousands of homes in social housing, as well as working in joint venture with local authorities helping to build thousands of urgently needed homes. With our presence on this framework, we can broaden our involvement with the public sector, building on our existing relationships with Local Authorities, healthcare providers, emergency services, education providers and leisure clients.
We are looking forward to working with partners across the public sector through this new procurement route.”
National Framework Manager at Wates
We’re delighted to welcome Wates Group back onto the second iteration of the Procure Partnerships Framework. Their extensive knowledge and expertise will be an asset to the new iteration of the framework, which is set to transform public and private sector procurement. We look forward to seeing what Wates achieves over the next four years.”
Director and Founder of Procure Partnerships Framework
The Procure Partnerships Framework will be active from 1 November, with contractors awarded a place for four years, until 2027.