CCS has awarded a major new procurement agreement which is helping shape public sector construction.
The Construction Works and Associated Services agreement helps build things like new schools, hospitals, office buildings, universities, prisons, and houses as well as refurbish existing properties, undertake repairs and demolition, and decommission redundant assets.
It is the first government-led construction agreement which can be used by the whole public sector and prevents public bodies having to run their own costly and time-consuming procurement exercises.
What are the benefits?
- Supports key industry objectives – organisations are able to address objectives outlined in the Government Construction Strategy, Construction 2025 and Industrial Strategy
- Access to SMEs – offering a level playing-field for SMEs: there are lots for different contract values and regional suppliers, to ensure that smaller companies can compete
- Social Value – ability to define and measure social value requirements
- 7 year framework – providing customers and suppliers with the assurance they need to complete long-term construction projects
- Flexible Application at call off – supports the use of all commonly used construction contracts and procurement strategies
- Framework Alliance Contract (FAC) – an approach to contracting which prioritises collaboration, early contractor engagement and performance management, which systematically reduces costs, shortens project timescales, and reduces health and safety incidents on sites
- Sub-alliance capability – a unique and innovative way of integrating and connecting various projects and parties to ensure consistency, increase efficiency, improve value and embed lessons learned
- Advice and support from industry experts
- Free to use and offering significant savings
Sam Ulyatt, Commercial Director, Buildings at CCS said:
This new agreement provides a solid foundation for public sector bodies to achieve the best outcomes and value for their investment across the whole construction lifecycle. The principles of this agreement are collaboration and integration with supply chains, boosting innovation at a critical time and supporting the government’s work towards achieving a zero carbon 2050 target.
Find out more
To find out more, visit our webpage or register for our ‘Introduction to Constructions Works and Associated Services’ webinar to learn what you can buy and how to buy it through the framework:
2 April at 10am – Register here