£27M Scottish Professional Services framework suppliers announced

Jason Stapley, chief procurement officer at Pagabo

NATIONAL framework provider Pagabo has announced the 116 suppliers successfully appointed to its two new Professional Services frameworks covering Scotland and all remaining areas of the UK separately.  

Among the appointments are industry-leading names such as multi-disciplinary consultancies Rider Levett Bucknall, Turner & Townsend, Pick Everard and WSP. Meanwhile, there is a number of appointments, such as Hexa Consulting, Tetra Tech, Ridge and Stace, which have been awarded a spot for the first time.  

Clients will be able to access solutions covering the full spectrum of construction and premises consultancy services including project management, architecture, engineering, town and masterplanning, and strategy advice. The framework covering England, Wales and North Ireland is valued at £780m, while the new Scotland-specific framework is valued at £27m.  

Five suppliers have been appointed to the Scotland agreement, while 116 are included in the version for the other UK regions.  

Jason Stapley, chief procurement officer at Pagabo, said: “Professional services is our most popular framework offering so we were expecting a high level of quality bids for the new iteration – and we were not wrong. Now on its third instalment, this framework goes from strength to strength – continually demonstrating quick, simple and effective procurement possibility.  

“There is a perfect blend of continuation from the previous iteration alongside changes that address the needs of clients and suppliers. As a result, the opportunities offered to suppliers are very valuable and clients are provided with easy access to the best selection of suppliers in the consultancy industry.  

“There were more than 200 bids to be on multi-national framework, with just over half of those being successful in appointment. Only 33 organisations have been reappointed following the previous version of the framework, proving our sophisticated bid process ensures only the most suitable suppliers are appointed. Small and medium sized enterprises also make up 79% of the supplier list, which we’re very proud of as framework opportunities like this help to strengthen the pipeline of work for the business involved and ensures the best social value possible for communities.”  

This announcement comes following the earlier announcement of Lot 1 providers, seeing AtkinsRéalis appointed as the sole supplier for the UK agreement, and AtkinsRèalis and Turner & Townsend appointed jointly for Lot 1 for Scotland.  

The Education Alliance Trust remains as the contracting authority for the two new agreements. The frameworks will go live in early April, taking over from the current iteration on its expiry. 

For more information, please visit www.pagabo.co.uk  

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