Scottish engineering and technical framework contract goes live

engineering88068_1430A major national contract to help Scottish councils source specialist engineering and technical consultancy services has recently gone live.

Scotland Excel’s second generation Engineering and Technical Consultancy Framework is expected to be worth £17 million a year and will be in place for four years from this month.

A total of 27 suppliers have been awarded onto the framework that will help local authorities source a range of engineering and technical works – including works that can support Scotland’s City Deal projects.

The framework will offer councils quick access to suppliers that have gone through a detailed tender process and are ready to do business in:

  • Road and structures
  • Transportation and traffic
  • Environmental engineering

  • Land surveying
  • Drainage and flooding
  • Geotechnical and testing
  • Project management

  • Julie Welsh, director of Scotland Excel, said: “Scottish councils regularly require specialist technical and engineering services in order to plan and implement the wide range of investment projects and improvement works that are delivered within their communities. Forthcoming works that this contract can support include the multi-million pound City Deal projects.

    “I welcome the launch of our second generation Engineering and Technical Consultancy contract which will give local authorities easy access to a range of suppliers, while also bringing savings and efficiencies for councils. The framework is also good for business as its 27 suppliers are a mix of micro, small, medium and large businesses.”

    There is also the potential for framework suppliers to deliver a range of additional benefits that will give back to communities, including: appointing 19 apprentices and 13 graduates, offering work placements for 23 school pupils, 17 undergraduates and 3 long term unemployed, and hosting advice sessions and workshops for school pupils and college students.

    The contract brings estimated savings for councils of 4.6% and also promotes fair working practices with 24 of the 27 suppliers paying the Scottish Living Wage.

    The 27 framework suppliers are:

    • AECOM Limited

    • Amey OW Limited
    • Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited
    • Atkins Limited
    • Capita Property and Infrastructure Ltd

    • CH2M Hill United Kingdom
    • Clayton Fourie Consultancy Ltd
    • Currie & Brown UK Limited
    • Dougall Baillie Associates Ltd
    • Fairhurst
    • Gardiner & Theobald LLP
    • IIC Technologies Ltd
    • Jacobs UK Ltd
    • Jeremy Benn Associates Limited
    • Local Transport Projects Ltd
    • Mott MacDonald Limited
    • MWH UK Limited
    • OVE Arup & Partners Scotland Limited
    • Peter Brett Associates LLP
    • RSK Environment Limited
    • Sweco UK Ltd
    • RPS Consulting Services Limited
    • Tracsis Traffic Data Limited
    • Turner & Townsend Project Management Ltd
    • WSP UK Ltd (trading as “WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff”)
    • WYG Environment Planning Transport Ltd
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