Scape names firms on £4bn utilities framework

Kier and McLaughlin & Harvey have been appointed to Scape’s latest £3bn Utilities Works and Services Framework for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

McLaughlin & Harvey has also been appointed to lead the £1bn Scottish version of the framework, alongside RJ McLeod.

The frameworks are designed to provide clients with access to contractors to help them deliver low-carbon energy, transport and water infrastructure.

Public sector clients are able to use the panels for construction and civil engineering work across utilities including docks, ports and harbours, rail, aviation, water, renewables, energy and telecommunications.

They are set to run for four years, with an option to extend this for a further four.

Scape group chief executive Mark Robinson said: “The Scape utilities frameworks have been created to support better-connected communities, future-proof national infrastructure and scale up green energy projects that support the use of renewables.

“These new frameworks will help clients accelerate the works and services needed to support a low-carbon economy in the years to come. As with all our frameworks, enhanced social value will underpin every project, ensuring we leave a positive, sustainable legacy within each community.”

A statement from Scape said that the frameworks will now enter a mobilisation phase, with clients expected to begin using them from the end of February.

McLaughlin & Harvey framework director Chris Boyle said: “This framework offers the opportunity to provide utility companies and their customers real value for money in project delivery while also providing economic and social benefits for local communities across the UK.”

Scape is owned jointly by six local authorities – Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Warwickshire County Council and Gateshead Council – and procures public frameworks across the UK.

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