Willmott Dixon has been selected by Procurement Hub, part of Places for People as its partner for Lot 2 – England and Wales on its Major Projects Framework 2.
Lot 2 for the Procurement Hub Major Projects Framework will enable both public and private sector customers in England and Wales to appoint Willmott Dixon and Willmott Dixon Interiors to projects of any size. The framework will run for an initial four-year period, with the option for it to be extended for a further two years.
The appointment to the second iteration follows a successful relationship between the two organisations during the inaugural Procurement Hub Major Projects Framework. Running from 2018 to 2022, Willmott Dixon delivered 30 projects at a value of more than £100m for public and private sector clients, achieving a customer satisfaction score of more than 92%. The company also has 22 projects in development that are being procured using the framework, valued at more than £200m.
Some of the key features of the framework include:
- transparent and low framework fees, which reduce for larger project values
- 100% of fees generated will be donated to charities, support social value projects, or be reinvested directly into the public sector
- low carbon alternatives presented
- 100% renewable energy used on every site
- a minimum of 85% of project values will be available to local supply chains and SMEs
- mandated Modern Slavery Awareness training for contractors on each project
- fast payment of sub-contractors (within 19 days)
- up to eight jobs created per £5m of project value
- immediate starts to projects – no further competitions required
- support from Procurement Hub’s dedicated framework management team.
Alan Heron, Director of Procurement for Procurement Hub and Places for People, said: “This framework aims to be one of the most socially conscious, greenest, financially robust, and flexible frameworks available anywhere in the UK, enabling clients to benefit in all areas of procurement. We are aiming to achieve this by reflecting the principles of the UK Government’s Green Paper ‘Transforming Public Procurement’, The National Procurement Policy Statement, The Construction Handbook, The Construction Playbook, and the recently published ‘Constructing the Gold Standard’ report.
“We’re incredibly proud that the core ethos of this innovative new framework and the appointed contractors embody the principles of key current and future legislation and best practice.”
Graham Shaw, Managing Director of Willmott Dixon Interiors, said: “We are hugely excited at the opportunity to continue our strategic partnership with Procurement Hub and build on the success of the first framework agreement. Through its alignment with the principles laid out in the Construction Playbook, the framework provides a value driven procurement route that is helping to drive major change across our industry. It delivers a flexible and financially robust mechanism for customers that fosters greater collaboration, better relationships and supports the achievement of sustainability and social value targets.”
Josh Armstrong, Senior Framework Manager, said: “Willmott Dixon Interiors has delivered six projects to date with a further eleven projects either in pre-construction or in construction. Securing an appointment on the framework will support the business in growing across key delivery regions, whilst offering customers a solution that provides clear commercial checks and balances, meaningful social value outputs and a route to Net Zero Carbon on major refurbishments.”
Through the inaugural Procurement Hub Major Projects Framework, Willmott Dixon Interiors has delivered key projects including the CAT B fit out of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s new London Offices and the creation of modern office space for 250 employees at Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust in Harlow.
The company is also renovating the iconic EMD Cinema on behalf of Waltham Forest.
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