Fifteen contractors appointed to £500m public sector framework in Scotland


FIFTEEN contractors have secured places on a £500 million framework to deliver new build, infrastructure and refurbishment works for Scotland’s public sector.

The Public Buildings and Infrastructure (PB3) framework from SPA allows public sector organisations to source contractors for works relating to the construction and refurbishment of educational, healthcare, emergency service and community buildings. It can also be used for residential properties within mixed-use developments, as part of a commercial building conversion, or for delivering student accommodation.

The PB3 framework has four workstreams, covering: new build only; refurbishment only; new build and refurbishment; and new build, refurbishment and infrastructure for projects at three different value bands.

The list of appointed companies, listed alphabetically, is: Balfour Beatty, BAM Construction, Bancon Construction, CCG (Scotland), Clark Contracts, Compass Building and Construction Services, Galliford Try Construction, GHI Contracts, Hadden Construction, Interserve T/A Tilbury Douglas Construction, Kier Construction, M & J Group (Construction and Roofing), Maxi Construction, Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure, and Robertson Construction Group.

SPA director, Clive Feeney, said, “Our Public Buildings and Infrastructure framework has been built with the Scottish public sector’s needs at the forefront. It offers a broader range of works, more flexibility for mixed use projects, and expanded value bands to provide more options for procuring projects. A significant new addition is the ability to procure standalone infrastructure projects, such as bridges, retaining walls, drainage and new roadways.

“The new framework has been divided into five Scottish regions, with a range of regional and national contractors appointed, giving local authorities the chance to use local contractors where appropriate. We have also made changes to the pricing schedule to give partners more cost certainty at the start of the procurement process.”

The framework will run from 27 October 2021 until 30 September 2025, however individual call-off projects can be completed beyond the four-year duration as long as the contract is in place prior to the framework expiry date.

PB3 replaces SPA’s previous Schools and Community Buildings SCB1 and 2 frameworks, under which SPA Partners delivered 11 new primary schools, 13 new nurseries, 28 primary school expansions and 26 primary and secondary school refurbishments.