New public sector consultancy framework for Scotland to be released

SCAPE Group is to launch its first dedicated consultancy framework for the Scottish public sector.

Accessible to any public sector organisation in Scotland, the scape Procure Scotland Consultancy framework will offer a broad range of professional services available in the market, with an upper value of £300 million.

The services available across the Scottish framework include, but are not limited to, project management, quantity surveying, building surveying, commercial surveying, architecture and design services, civil and structural engineering and infrastructure consultancy, electrical and mechanical engineering, health and safety, highways consultancy and engineering services and strategic asset management.

Scape’s Prior Information Notice (PIN) for the new framework is to be published online on August 27 via the Public Contracts Scotland procurement platform. A market awareness day will also be held in Edinburgh in September, where interest companies and arrange one to one meetings.

Mark Robinson, Scape Group chief executive, said, “The public sector is operating in a much tougher economic environment and is being pushed to deliver more with fewer resources. We are committed to supporting our clients and evolving our services to better meet their changing needs, while ensuring value for money and efficient delivery of their projects.

“The decision to widen the remit of our consultancy offer has been taken following thorough market analysis and client consultation, at the same time we have created a dedicated £300m Scottish framework in response to the strong and growing pipeline of consultancy projects in Scotland. The appointed delivery partner(s) will work closely with the local supply chain networks to facilitate access to local companies, and to maximise local spend. To date, the BECS framework has engaged with over 335 SMEs through its extensive supply chain. We expect the new frameworks to expand on this success with our broadened range of services.”

The framework will be open to individual organisations and consortium bids and will run for a period of four years from August 2020.