Construction Professional Services

Central government and the wider public sector can access a wide range of technical advisory services in support of building and civil engineering projects of all scales and sizes.

Description

Public sector organisations and their arm’s length bodies can access all types of construction professional services throughout the lifecycle of their construction project.

We designed the flexible contract structure to provide solutions that are specific to your needs while promoting collaborative working practices by bringing together the industry and the end user.

Services offered through this framework will include, but are not limited to:

  • project management
  • cost management 
  • engineering, for example civil, structural, electrical
  • architectural and design services (design of buildings, spaces and infrastructure)
  • environmental and sustainability services, for example: carbon neutral efficiencies which will help you to achieve carbon neutral

You will also be able to include additional project or customer specific contract changes.

This agreement supports key government policies and strategies including:

  • the construction playbook
  • building information modelling (BIM)
  • life cycle cost
  • prompt payment
  • social value
  • carbon net zero

This is a 4 year agreement.

Benefits

  • value for money: we selected all suppliers using both qualitative and commercial measures
  • there are options for you to carry out further project specific checks to meet your needs
  • social value: you have the flexibility to tailor social value requirements in each further competition to meet your needs (includes local supply chain spend, apprenticeship opportunities and reduction of pollution)
  • collaboration: uses the Framework Alliance Contract which encourages collaboration between supplier and customer
  • complements our other construction frameworks to offer a complete, start to finish solution and integrated service
  • fast and flexible: enables you to use and amend a range of the most commonly used contract forms to ensure they meet your own internal governance
  • expert knowledge and support: our experienced team will offer both technical and commercial support
  • you can also access a range of specific guidance documents and templates on the CPS knowledge hub
  • supports flexible industry standard call off model form contracts including:
    • New Engineering Contract (NEC)
    • Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT)
    • Project Partnering Contract (PC2000)
  • policy: aligned to latest best practice policy and standards including:
    • the Construction Playbook
    • Carbon Net Zero
    • Constructing The Gold Standard
    • also uses government “boilerplate” clauses to standardise industry terms and conditions for best value
  • lot structure: themed and sector led lot structure which supports a broad range of customer requirements across central government and wider public sector
  • can also provide services overseas

Carbon Reduction

Some of the suppliers for this agreement have agreed to comply with the Procurement Policy Note 06/21: 'Taking account of Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major government contracts'. If a supplier has published a carbon reduction plan, you can find it on their individual supplier details page.

Products and suppliers

There are 26 suppliers on this agreement

Lot 1: Built Environment
Construction advisory services to support a wide range of projects and programmes in the built environment

Expires:

20 suppliers

Lot 2: Urban Regeneration
Construction advisory services to support a wide range of urban regeneration and infrastructure projects and programmes

Expires:

14 suppliers

Lot 3: International
Construction advisory services to support a wide range of projects and programmes in locations world-wide

Expires:

7 suppliers

Lot 4: High Rise
Construction advisory services to support a wide range of high rise projects and programmes

Expires:

11 suppliers

Lot 5: Defence
Construction advisory services to support a wide range of projects and programmes including those of a sensitive nature where strict security regulations are needed regarding access to classified data , materials and sites.

Expires:

12 suppliers

Lot 6: Environmental
Environmental and  Sustainability Technical advisory services in support of construction related projects and programmes.

Expires:

9 suppliers

How to buy

You can buy from this agreement through further competition or direct award. The time it will take to complete a further competition will depend on the size, scale and complexity of your project or programme.

Before buying from this agreement you should read the customer guide. This document will contain information which will help you to select the right lot for your needs. If you are still unsure, contact the category team.

How to access this agreement:

  1. register as an additional client with CCS by completing the registration document
    1. you will need to return the completed document to us by email
    2. there is no joining fee and no commitment, even after registering
  2. if you would like to run a procurement you will also need to complete an additional client user agreement (ACUA) form
    1. you will need to return the completed document to us by email
  3. once you have completed the forms, you can then access supplier alliance member rates
  4. we will issue you with a unique reference number for your project or programme
    1. you must reference and include your unique reference number in all communication with supplier alliance members
    2. you will also need to state which procurement portal you will be using to make sure suppliers can register to the portal and can respond to your bid
    3. once the supplier alliance member has received the additional client user agreement reference number for your project, they can bid on your invitation

Knowledge Hub:

There are many useful documents on our Construction Professional Services (CPS) Knowledge Hub page. These include:

  • Expression Of Interest (EOI) and Request For Information (RFI) templates
  • completed examples for direct award and further competition

You can find out how to join the Knowledge Hub in our Knowledge Hub guide.