Enables public sector organisations and their arm’s-length bodies to access all types of building and civil engineering works.
The flexible contract structure is designed to provide solutions for varying customer requirements. It includes advanced, innovative contract arrangements, allowing customers to procure programmes of work as self-managed sub-alliances.
The framework is arranged in 11 lots of varying levels of complexity and value of work from £0 – £3m up to £80m+. This includes general construction and also specialist market areas:
- demolition / decommissioning
- construction management
Individual lots are divided into regional sub-lots appropriate to the market sector and value range. The lower value lots support direct access to SME suppliers.
All of the commonly used procurement routes, tendering methods, payment arrangements and standard forms of contract are available. Standard common government boilerplate clauses are included for things such as GDPR and intellectual property rights. Individual customers have the freedom to include additional project or customer specific contract amendments.
The framework supports the implementation of government policies and strategies:
- building information modelling (BIM)
- life cycle cost
- prompt payment
- project bank accounts
- early contractor involvement
- social value
It also aligns suppliers and customers in achieving agreed success measures for each lot. Advanced alliance facilities are included to increase the potential for consistency, efficiency, improved value and lessons learned by integrating or connecting:
- a programme of work comprising more than one project to be awarded to one or more suppliers
- the design, capital and operational phases of any one or more projects, to be awarded to one or more suppliers