The Southern Construction Framework (SCF) is now being established with the appointment of the successful contractors and will be launched on 29 April.
This new framework supersedes the very successful South East and London (SEaL) construction framework for major projects, which has so far had a £2 billion turnover and has generated more than £100 million of collective savings.
The 11 contractors appointed across the three lots will deliver up to £3.9 billion in the four-year life of the framework. The SCF builds on the success of previous frameworks for major schemes in the South East and South West, and is designed to complement existing arrangements for smaller projects that are run separately in the three regions. The SCF provides one framework of three lots for the more major projects in these areas. Owing to the variance in arrangements for smaller projects, the values of major schemes that are eligible to use the new framework will be:
- Greater than £1million in the South West
- Greater than £4million in the South East
- Greater than £5million in London