Kier has been re-appointed as the sole provider for Scape Group’s £1.5bn National Minor Works framework.
The framework, managed by public sector-owned Scape Group, will see Kier carry out projects worth between £50,000 and £4m over the next four years.
It is the second time Kier has been exclusively selected to deliver the framework, having became the sole provider on Scape Group’s debut Minor Works framework in 2011.
The four-year deal saw Kier deliver more than 500 projects, at a rate of one project per day over a six-month period at its peak.
These included the construction of a fire service training centre, university campus refurbishments, primary school classrooms and a mental health centre.
The latest framework sees the upper project value rise from £2m to £4m, which it is hoped will support a more diverse range of projects and allow clients to work with a greater level of efficiency.
The framework will also include a number of key performance indicators that put an emphasis on local employment and local spend.
Scape Group chief executive Mark Robinson said: “Kier has successfully established the minor works framework as a highly valued service for the public sector. The team have executed over 500 projects with a quality approach, a steadfast focus on creating client value and a continued passion for stimulating local economic growth.
“The public sector continues to weather a perfect storm; the mounting pressures associated with budget and talent shortfalls, coupled with increased demand for public services, places extraordinary pressure on our colleagues.
“By raising the upper project value to £4 million, our aim with the new Minor Works framework is to offer more flexibility that will allow the public sector to work more efficiently, by combining more projects into diversified programmes.”
Kier Group chief executive Haydn Mursell said: “This agreement provides an ideal opportunity to build on the excellent relationship we have already developed with Scape Group, cementing our role as a leading provider of solutions to the public sector and underlining the strength of our national construction offering.
“Kier and Scape share a very similar ethos and we are both committed to using our extensive market experience to deliver exceptional projects, whilst creating opportunities for employment and training in the locations where we operate. We have already delivered a wide range of successful projects together, and we look forward to working on an even broader spectrum of schemes over the next four years.”