Scape chooses seven contractors for £14bn framework

Seven construction contractors have been chosen by Scape, a local authority-owned procurement group to take part in its £14bn construction framework

Kier, Morgan Sindall, and Graham are among seven contractors that have been selected by local authority-owned procurement group Scape for its £14bn construction framework. The remaining four contractors are Wilmott Dixon, McLaughlin & Harvey, John Sisk &Son, and Mace. 

Whilst all seven contractors have been chosen for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, Morgan Sindall, Kier, and McLaughlin & Harvey are also on the list for the framework in Scotland which is expected to make up £2bn of the £14bn total value. Scape Scotland will manage the framework for Scotland separately from the framework for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. 

Adrian Hill, acting deputy managing director of Scape, said: “The contractors selected submitted bids of an outstanding quality and they now have an opportunity to set new standards of excellence and return significant value to the public sector from its investment.”


Scape’s Construction Framework 

Scape’s Construction Framework is divided into 16 ‘Lots’, which are split in half between the framework for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and the framework for Scotland. 

Scape’s Construction framework for England, Northern Ireland, and Wales


  • Lot 1 England & Wales: Project value: £0 - £7.5mn - Morgan Sindall
  • Lot 2 England and Wales: Project value: £0 - £7.5m - Kier
  • Lot 3 England and Wales: Project value: £7.5m - £75m - Willmott Dixon
  • Lot 4 England and Wales: Project value: £7.5m - £75mMorgan Sindall
  • Lot 5 Northern Ireland: Project value: £0 - £7.5m - Graham
  • Lot 6 England and Wales: Project value: £7.5m - £75m - McLaughlin & Harvey
  • Lot 7 England, Wales, Northern Ireland: Project value: £75m+ - John Sisk & Son
  • Lot 8 England, Wales, Northern Ireland: Project value: £75m+ - Mace

John Simons, Acting Group Procurement Director, said: “Our next generation of frameworks are designed to empower the public sector at a time when it is not only playing a critical role in the recovery from the pandemic but also helping tackle our climate emergency and delivering construction projects that create value for all in society.

“We have built on more than 15 years of experience to bring in new innovations, greater control and choice so that our colleagues in the public sector can meet their increasingly complex and multi-layered objectives, whilst still allowing them to do so through our proactively managed direct award model and its foundations of rigour and compliance,” he added. 

The frameworks, valid from 2021 to 2025, are available to all public sector organisations and businesses for both new-build and refurbishment projects. Scape has claimed that its procurers had considered the contractor’s ability to demonstrate their environmental and social values as well as the construction quality, safety, and efficiency. 



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