The Scape Regional Construction framework has taken a strengthened approach to demonstrating value for money, and as standard, now measures social value, via a TOMs (Themes, Outcomes, Measures) method, developed in association with Social Value Portal. Scape will also continue to monitor project performance via additional Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for local spend and local employment. The framework will also ensure that a social enterprise is engaged on every project.
The framework will replace the East Midlands Property Alliance (empa) framework, which expires in early 2018.
Victoria Brambini, Managing Director of Scape Procure, comments: “We are tremendously proud of the success of the empa framework, which has offered an excellent profile of contractors to the public sector in the region and has consistently created new opportunities for local SMEs within their supply chain. The Regional Construction framework builds upon the empa framework aiming to generate greater value for money and project success for the public sector across the region.
“By extending the Regional Construction framework’s reach into the East of England, we will be able to provide public sector organisations with access to a framework that not only delivers high quality and cost effective services from contractors that have demonstrated the right balance of cost and quality, but crucially also has specific social value objectives. We are looking forward to working with our clients and partners, both existing and new, to deliver even greater value for local communities in the period ahead.”
Mick Williamson, Managing Director of Fortem, said “We are delighted to have been awarded onto the framework and look forward to working together with Scape to deliver exceptional work over the next four years.”