The frameworks have been developed and revised (through comprehensive consultation) by public sector organisations who understand the needs of their peers.
TRIED AND TESTED
The first framework became active in 2010, followed shortly after by two more. All three frameworks have now been re-procured. The percentage of repeat clients is very high.
QUICK AND EFFICIENT PROCESS
A rigorous pre-qualification process already undertaken saves the client time and effort. Furthermore, this enables the appointment of a contractor in a minimum of six weeks if the programme is demanding.
VALUE FOR MONEY
A rigorous selection process to appoint Constructor Partners to the frameworks was undertaken which included both price and quality. Open book accounting principles enable client commercial managers to ensure that competitive best value rates are obtained in all instances.
The type of contract can be selected by the client so long as it is partnering and collaborative; procurement can take place from RIBA Stage 0 through to Stage 4, according to the needs of the project.
The client pays no direct fee to use the re-procured frameworks. The Framework Management Fee is now recovered from the Constructor Partner through their competitively tendered overheads