Decision details

Award of the Construction Project Framework Agreements (REF IA1585 and IA2060)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Staffordshire County Council are to commence procurement of its multi-provider Framework Agreement split into separate lots to capture both traditional and modular construction-build techniques. This framework is a recurrent procurement procured every 3 years with the next commencement of the agreement around 1st December 2020. This will provide continuity with the end of the existing Framework. The term of the new Framework will be for a maximum of 4 years. Strategic Property anticipate that the Staffordshire County Council spend over the 4-year term will be approximately £80 million. The procurement will allow for additional spend to account for both flexibility in the Council estimates and an allowance for other public sector partners to access the Framework. The Framework will be used predominantly to deliver new school builds, major refurbishments, and construction of the corporate estate. A Cabinet decision is sought to approve a delegated decision to a Senior Leadership Team Officer for the initial appointments to the Framework and any relevant call-off contract awards thereafter.



“Our new framework agreements for the procurement of construction projects will ensure we can continue to achieve the best value for money for our residents.


This will enable us to carry out new build works, alterations, extensions, refurbishment and fit-outs to county council-owned buildings. These will mainly be schools, academies and education projects and occasionally corporate estate construction and refurbishment.”


Mark Deaville, Cabinet Member for Commercial


Reasons for the Decision – To approve the full procurement process to secure and manage the two Framework Agreements for Construction Projects.


Decision (a) That the Council commences and concludes its regulated procurements in line with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 for the IA1585 Framework Agreement for Construction Projects (modern-methods of construction ‘traditional’ build) and for IA2060 Framework Agreement for Construction Projects (modern-methods of construction ‘modular’ build), in readiness for agreement commencements of, no later than, 1 December 2020;


(b) That following the conclusion of the procurement, Cabinet delegates authority for the Director of Corporate Services to approve:


       i.    both Framework Agreements to be awarded and entered with the successful tenderers to both Framework Agreements; and

      ii.   all subsequent call-off contracts under both Framework Agreements to be awarded and entered into with the successful providers under these Framework Agreements;

     iii.    any novation of both Framework Agreements and call-off contracts to new providers or variations to the terms of both Framework Agreements or call-off contracts, in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015; and

iv. the 1-year extension to both Framework Agreements in accordance with the terms of the Framework Agreements (if applicable).

Report author: Paul Timmins

Publication date: 19/03/2020

Date of decision: 18/03/2020

Decided at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 25/03/2020

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