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Wates chosen for Scape £133m Midlands framework

Scape has kick-started its new regional frameworks with three firms chosen for deals worth £233m.

Wates has been chosen for Scape’s East Midlands Property Alliance provincial framework, which covers construction work valued between £500k and £7.5m.

The four-year deal runs from January 2014. 

The contract is part of Scape’s search for partners for a series of regional contracts, including an intermediate construction framework, worth between £175m and £233m, to be divided up among four contractors, while the minor works framework will see 14 contractors appointed, with lots worth between £9m and £12m totalling between £106m and £140m in value.

Wates’ previous contracts with Scape include its appointment alongside Kier and Willmott Dixon to the £275m intermediate projects partnering framework with EMPA in 2009.

Willmott Dixon was reappointed to the Scape major works framework in a deal worth up to £1.25bn in April.

Wates Construction Midlands and North managing director Phil Harrison said: “I am delighted with the announcement that Wates has been named as the contracting partner for the EMPA provincial framework, a procurement route that has and will continue to provide cost and time efficiencies in the delivery of public sector construction works.

“Since our appointment to the EMPA intermediate framework in 2009, we have delivered a range of works across the region and we have worked in partnership with Scape to ensure this work has brought with it a boost to the regional economy through local subcontractor engagement.

“We look forward to continuing our relationship with Scape to provide public sector clients with true value for money.”

Head of empa Alan Coole said: “Our tender processes are always extremely thorough and I would like to congratulate Wates on successfully securing this particular framework.

“We are also committed to using a high percentage of local contractors and suppliers in the vicinity of each project, maximising local spend and reinvesting in the local economy.”

Scape has numerous frameworks operating nationally including major works; minor works; asset management, surveying and design services; project management; and quantity surveying. It operates regional frameworks across the wider East Midlands on behalf of EMPA and its members. 

The total value of Scape’s frameworks comes to more than £2.5bn.

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