Scape announces £1bn specialist consultancy frameworks


Public sector procurement organisation Scape Group has unveiled its new National Consultancy frameworks, which cover the whole of the UK and will be worth £1bn.


The new frameworks will replace the current Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework, due to be re-procured in 2020.

The services available across the frameworks include, but are not limited to,

  • project management,
  • quantity surveying,
  • building surveying,
  • commercial surveying,
  • architecture and design services,
  • civil and structural engineering,
  • electrical and mechanical engineering,
  • health and safety,
  • highways consultancy,
  • engineering services and strategic asset management.

One framework will cover England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the second will solely serve Scotland. Prior information notices for the re-procurement of the frameworks have be published online. 

Scape Group chief executive Mark Robinson said: ‘The decision to widen the remit of our consultancy offer has been taken following thorough market analysis and client consultation. The appointed delivery partner(s) will work closely with 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.’

Scape said its National Consultancy frameworks will be accessible to any public sector organisation, and offer the broadest range of professional services available in the market, with an upper value of £1bn.

These will be direct award frameworks, with each lot led by an industry-leading player supported by an extensive local supply chain.

Each lot provides specialist support in the areas of built environment consultancy, civil engineering and infrastructure consultancy and asset management respectively, giving clients access to comprehensive consultancy services that meet their individual needs.

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

The frameworks will include lots for:

England, Wales & NI – Lot 1 Built environment consultancy £350m

England, Wales & NI – Lot 2 Civil engineering and infrastructure consultancy £250m

England, Wales & NI – Lot 3 Asset management £100m

Scotland – Lot 1 Built environment consultancy £150m

Scotland – Lot 2 Civil engineering and infrastructure consultancy £100m

Scotland – Lot 3 Asset management £50m

Market awareness days will be held in London, Leeds and Edinburgh during September, where interested companies can request one to one meetings.

An OJEU Contract Notice will be published later this year with preferred bidders announced in summer 2020. 

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