Chartered Institute of Building Magazine of the Chartered Institute of Building


Consultants land spots on £500m professional services framework

20 August 2020

Arcadis, Arup, Currie & Brown and Turner & Townsend are among a large group of consultants to have landed a place on a £500m, four-year-long professional services framework.

The framework, run by Procure Partnerships, had applications from more than 400 individual practices.

Running alongside Procure Partnerships’ national contractor frameworks, the professional services framework has appointed suppliers to the following disciplines:

  • Architectural Design
  • Landscape Architectural Design
  • Project Management
  • Structural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying
  • MEP Design
  • Building Surveying
  • Principle Designer
  • Fire Engineering
  • Sustainability and Environmental

Arcadis, Hollis, Currie & Brown, Turner & Townsend, Gardiner & Theobald and Gleeds are among 14 firms to have taken spots on the framework in the project management discipline.

Arup, Curtins and Cundall are among 12 companies to have won places in the structural engineering discipline. And Bureau Veritas, Hoare Lea and OFR Fire Risk Consultants have all been appointed to the fire engineering discipline.

For details of the other companies involved, click here.

Robbie Blackhurst, Procure Partnerships framework director said: “This agreement has been two years in the making and it now allows the Procure Partnerships Framework to offer a one stop shop of both professional services and contractor appointments to our public sector clients. The framework is divided into sub-regional lots supporting the appointment of both local and national practices, offering both Direct Award and Further Competition project call offs.

“We were extremely impressed with the quality of tenders received and delighted with the calibre of suppliers that we now have locked into our 4 year agreement. The breadth of public sector delivery experience across our supplier partners is impressive and we are excited to work with and support them.

“It was important to us that our supplier partners have demonstrable experience of delivering across all public sub sectors. This attracted 20% of the total evaluation which has meant that we have suppliers who have outstanding experience of delivering Education, Healthcare, Leisure, and Blue Light projects within their specific allotted geographies.”