Following a rigorous procurement process, four highly regarded contractors, supported by an extensive local supply chain, have been appointed to lead the new National Construction framework. 

The National Construction framework will see Willmott Dixon, Robertson, Wates and Lendlease appointed as lead contractorssupported by a supply chain network of over 70,000 SMEs.

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The new lot structure will offer enhanced levels of capacity and a comprehensive mix of skills and expertise to support the ongoing construction requirements of the public sector across the United Kingdom.

National Construction has also been designed to offer an element of choice, with separate lots designed to deliver services by geography and value band.

Lot Region Lot value Project value Contractor
1 Major Works – England & Northern Ireland £1.5 to £1.75 billion £2-20 million Willmott Dixon
2 Major Works – Wales £300 to £500 million £2-20 million Willmott Dixon
3 Major Works – Scotland £500 to £750 million £2-20 million Robertson
4 Major Works UK £1.5 to £2 billion £10-50 million Wates
5 Principal Works (UK £1.5 to £2 billion £50 million+ Lendlease

Against a backdrop of devolution, continued uncertainty and the evolving requirements of the public sector, this framework has been configured to enable rapid engagement, efficient delivery and the capture of in-depth social value insights.

This framework will help to deliver a wide range of projects including regeneration schemes, new primary and secondary schools, universities and colleges, hospitals, central government buildings and much needed housing to cater for the changing needs of the UK population.

As with all of our frameworks, National Construction will be fully performance managed using key performance indicators that facilitate cost and time efficiencies, high standards of client satisfaction, as well as ensuring optimum levels of training and apprenticeships, local supply chain usage and supply chain fair payment terms.

Mark Robinson, Scape Group Chief Executive, comments: “The competition for this framework was fierce, and the calibre of bids extremely high. Willmott Dixon, Robertson, Wates and Lendlease evidenced the right blend of quality and value offers, along with the expertise and capacity to deliver the diverse needs of the public sector both now and in the future. The possible Brexit cost to the construction sector due to a loss of EU talent, the increased costs of building material imports andhigher tariffs could be significant. Therefore a robust and stable delivery model led by strong contractors and supported by local enterprise, will be an important delivery option for the public sector as we progress through the next four years.

The quality of our built environment underpins the economic growth and attractiveness of the UK from an inward investment perspective, so facilitating their delivery is vital to the health of the wider economy. The National Construction framework, structured with multiple lead contractors, ensures public sector bodies have capacity and expertise at their fingertips. Governed by our rigorous performance management processes, we will ensure that this framework, will continue our heritage of speed and quality of delivery, with social value sitting at the heart of project success.