Construction firms awarded share of £100 million Scape contract

Two successful building contractors have been awarded a share of a £100 million contract by public sector construction procurement, design and consultation specialists Scape.

G F Tomlinson and Jeakins Weir have been awarded the contract, which runs for a total of four years from January 2014, following a rigorous OJEU procurement process.

This is a regional framework arrangement for empa (the East Midlands Property Alliance) which is managed by Scape.

The aim of empa is to improve the procurement and delivery of construction projects and property maintenance for local authorities saving time and money for them and their council taxpayers.

G F Tomlinson and Jeakins Weir have been awarded a share of empa’s Intermediate framework for contracts valued between £50K and £2M.

G F Tomlinson’s contract will cover the northern area of the region, including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. This share of the contract has a total value of £68 million.

Jeakins Weir’s contract will cover the southern area of the region, including Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Rutland – and Warwickshire, Coventry, Solihull and Peterborough, which also form part of the framework. This share of the contract has a total value of £32 million.

Stuart Lawrence, managing director at G F Tomlinson, said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded this empa framework contract, which is thanks to a lot of hard work by the team here at G F Tomlinson.

“Scape’s frameworks are continuing to provide more and more public sector clients with construction works which save them time and money and we’re delighted to be part of this going forward.”

Alistair Weir, managing director at Jeakins Weir, said: “This is excellent news for our company and I’d like to pay tribute to all the effort our staff members have put in to ensure we carry out work of the very highest
standards, which has helped us to secure this contract.

“The empa frameworks provide a boost for the construction industry and the wider local economy, while also ensuring public sector bodies can use their resources wisely to receive the best possible value for money.”

Head of empa Alan Coole said: “Public sector bodies continue to see their budgets reduced so it’s more important than ever that they receive value for money from their construction projects.

“Our tender processes are always extremely robust so our clients can rest assured with the certainty that their projects will be delivered to a high standard, on time and within budget. Both G F Tomlinson and Jeakins
Weir put forward excellent submissions and I would like to congratulate them on successfully securing this particular framework.”

Scape has numerous frameworks operating nationally including Major Works; Minor Works; Asset Management, Surveying and Design Services and Project Management and Quantity Surveying. It operates regional frameworks across the wider East Midlands on behalf of empa and its members. The total value of Scape’s frameworks comes to more than £2.5bn.