Categories: Industry News, Pagabo News
In the latest of several framework announcements, we have today (3 May) revealed the 93 suppliers appointed to our £1 billion Refit and Refurbishment Framework, which goes live today.
This is the second iteration of the Refit and Refurbishment Framework, including Overbury, Morris & Spottiswood and Lindum. Meanwhile, new suppliers include the likes of John Sisk & Son, Stepnell and Tilbury Douglas.
The framework’s total value has increased to £1 billion to meet the demand from our ever-growing national client base across all major business sectors. Suppliers have been appointed across regional sublots, which sit under the five main value-based lots:
The large increase in total suppliers is a result of our dedication to providing fair access for organisations of any size, with 68% of the appointed parties being SMEs. This dedication is to provide ample choice for clients, and to ensure the generation of maximum positive social impact for communities in which schemes will be delivered.
Jason Stapley, Chief Procurement Officer at Pagabo and our parent organisation The 55 Group, said: “With the focus on meeting net zero targets, many clients are becoming increasingly aware of the role refit and refurbishment will have on emissions across their assets and estates. It’s why it was so important to us to work with existing client organisations, specialists and the contracting authority to make sure this second-generation framework was absolutely fit for purpose.
“It’s been a huge effort from all involved to reach this point and launch the framework to market. Along with making sure everything we bring to market stays at the forefront of best practice and pushing the gold standard in procurement, we have been able to examine what works well and where we could make changes for greater benefit.
“The big increase in suppliers is down to a higher level of SME appointment than the original framework – something we’re dedicated to increasing all the time. We know that locality breeds the best social value possible, with SMEs and microbusinesses being absolutely central to this. We’re very much looking forward to seeing the first procurements come through the framework, and to see the difference all these suppliers will be able to make for clients and communities around the UK.”
The framework will run for four years, providing a compliant and collaborative route to market for public sector clients to appoint suppliers through both direct award and further competition processes. To fully embed social value into the heart of all procurement activity from the outset of projects, all appointed suppliers and clients will have access to a free version of Loop’s social value calculation tool for Pagabo procured works.
The contracting authority for the new framework is Red Kite Learning Trust (RKLT), which is continuing the role from the original framework.
The 93 companies that have been awarded a place on the new framework (in alphabetical order) are:
Access the latest version of our Refit and Refurbishment Framework below: