Construction Professional Services for North-Eastern Universities
Following on from our successful Major Construction Agreement, NEUPC have recently awarded the Construction Professional Services Framework Agreement for North-Eastern Universities. The agreement is another innovative collaboration between Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside Universities, this new agreement will facilitate scheme with a construction value of up to and over the value of £50m.
Driven by extensive capital programmes at the universities over the next five to ten years, along with a desire to attract and retain a pool of high-quality consultants, the agreement will also provide a more efficient use of resources both for client and consultant when tendering for schemes. It is hoped that early Consultant involvement will maximise the potential of each scheme, with the participating universities seeking closer links with selected Consultants to increase understanding between the parties, to improve working relationships and ultimately better delivered schemes.
It is hoped that by collaborating on this framework, the potential level of spend that will be channelled through this framework will help to persuade Consultants to retain a high quality of resource in this region. Consequently, the quality of site and project teams shall be maintained and successful relationships between the institutions and Consultants fostered.
Providing a simple and flexible solution to design team requirements, the framework is split into four lots.
• Lot 1 Project Management Related Services
• Lot 2 Architect & Design Team Related Services (£0 to £4m (Construction Cost (ex VAT)))
• Lot 3 Architect & Design Team Related Services (£4m+ (Construction Cost (ex VAT)))
• Lot 4 Financial Advisory Services
The framework was awarded on 1st October 2018 for 5 years with the option to extend for up to two 12 month periods.
Full details will be available on HE Contracts shortly. For further information please contact NEUPC’s Construction & Estates Category Manager, Michael McGill