Seven win places on EMPA's minor works frameworks

Ashe Construction, G F Tomlinson and Robert Woodhead have emerged as the big winners in two frameworks for minor projects that Scape has set up for the East Midlands Property Alliance (EMPA) worth a total of £140m.

Ashe has won four of the lots on offer, worth a total of £47m, G F Tomlinson's two lots are worth £33m in total, while Robert Woodhead has won four lots worth £32m.

Other winners of the 14 lots in total include Interserve and Jenkins Weir, who have each won one lot worth £8m; Clegg Construction, with one lot worth £7m; and Lindum Group, with one lot worth £4m.

Seven of the lots cover projects worth between £55,000 and £350,000, while the other seven cover projects between £350,000 and £2m.

Both frameworks are for four years, starting this year.

EMPA aims to improve the procurement and delivery of projects for local authorities by saving time and money.
Head of EMPA Alan Coole said: "The constraints on the finances of public sector bodies remain a firm reality, making it so important that they receive value for money from their construction projects. Contracts are secured through our extremely robust tender processes, so our clients can rest assured that their projects will be delivered on budget, on time and to a high standard. All seven of the firms we have selected put forward excellent submissions.”

Stuart Lawrence, managing director of G F Tomlinson, which has already won £68m worth of work in EMPA's intermediate framework, said: “To have been awarded EMPA framework contracts worth more than £100m combined within a matter of weeks is really fantastic news and a credit to the hard work by the team here. Scape’s frameworks are continuing to provide an increasing number of public sector clients with high quality construction work which saves them time and money.”

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