VolkerFitzpatrick has been successfully appointed to the £8bn transformative Procure Partnerships National Framework.
The framework, which is set to be the biggest framework ever awarded across the UK, is structured over eight sub-regional lots covering five value bands, starting at £50k and going up to £50m+. VolkerFitzpatrick has been awarded the framework in both infrastructure and construction sectors, for London, South East and East of England in lots ranging in value from £5m to over £30m.
VolkerFitzpatrick’s inclusion in the Procure Partnerships Framework underlines its commitment to excellence, innovation and growth across the regions and its ability to support public bodies in delivering their strategic targets.
The contractors’ framework assures public sector buyers that those selected have been pre-assessed and approved for their commercial robustness. It also features a series of pre-agreed terms, together with social value targets.
James Hindes, VolkerFitzpatrick’s managing director, said: “We are delighted to have earned a spot on the Procure Partnerships Framework. Our regional approach combined with our in-house construction expertise will allow us to deliver value in a way that benefits the communities in which we work.”
The Procure Partnerships Framework has been operating and delivering a successful national contractor framework across England for the past four years, supporting the delivery of over 150 projects year on year.
It was established to support public sector bodies to procure contractor partners. The framework is divided regionally, supporting the framework values of local delivery with national governance.
Robbie Blackhurst, Director at Procure Partnerships, said: “We’re delighted to welcome VolkerFitzpatrick to the Procure Partnerships Framework. Their knowledge and expertise will be an invaluable asset to the framework, and we look forward to working with them over the next four years.”
The framework streamlines the procurement process and offers clients confidence in the quality of the work, backed by a series of benchmarks concerning delivery and costs, allowing them to manage and mitigate the risks involved with large-scale projects.