Carillion has been appointed by Scape Group as the sole framework provider on a new facilities management framework, with a value of up to £1.5billion for a six year period.
Scape, a public sector owned built environment specialist offering a full suite of national frameworks, started a competitive tender process in March 2014. Carillion was selected above other competitors because it offered the best quality and value for money.
This is the first framework of its kind to be open to any public sector body in the UK and it also encompasses a full suite of both “hard” (including preventative and planned maintenance) and “soft” (including cleaning, catering, front of house) facilities management services.
Additional resources provided under the framework include, cleaning, catering, car park management, health and safety, consultancy, grounds maintenance, internal office mail and messaging services. The value of projects is upward of £100,000 per annum.
The framework is OJEU approved which reduces the procurement process, so the service development stage can be completed within four weeks for individual users of the framework. Scape also guarantees high standards are achieved across all projects through a broad range of key performance indicators.
These cover aspects such as, response times, repair completion times and adherence to schedules. In addition 75% of labour must be based within a 40 mile radius of the site and 85% of supply chain must be small or medium sized business.
Mark Robinson, group chief executive at the Scape Group, said: “Our priority was to offer clients a service which provides viable options in a sector which is increasingly under pressure to deliver more services in a shorter period of time with smaller budgets. What makes this framework different to anything else is its universal accessibility – every public sector body throughout the UK will be able to use it and the services covered are extremely broad. By appointing Carillion as our partner, we are confident that these services will be of outstanding quality whilst offering unparalleled value.”
Haydn Scarborough, bid director at Carillion, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Scape as their partner in delivering facilities management services to a variety of public sector bodies through this innovative framework. Combining Carillion’s national FM coverage with Scape’s unique link to the Public Sector will offer clients a competitive option for the delivery of their services.”
The Facilities Management Framework is the second large-scale national framework that Scape has launched this year, having announced Balfour Beatty’s appointment to the £1.5billion Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework in January.