Willmott Dixon has been selected by Procurement Hub, part of Places for People as its partner for Lot 2 – England and Wales on its Major Projects Framework 2.
Lot 2 for the Procurement Hub Major Projects Framework will enable both public and private sector customers in England and Wales to appoint Willmott Dixon and Willmott Dixon Interiors to projects of any size. The framework will run for an initial four-year period, with the option for it to be extended for a further two years.
The appointment to the second iteration follows a successful relationship between the two organisations during the inaugural Procurement Hub Major Projects Framework. Running from 2018 to 2022, Willmott Dixon delivered 30 projects at a value of more than £100m for public and private sector clients, achieving a customer satisfaction score of more than 92%. The company also has 22 projects in development that are being procured using the framework, valued at more than £200m.
Some of the key features of the framework include:
- transparent and low framework fees, which reduce for larger project values
- 100% of fees generated will be donated to charities, support social value projects, or be reinvested directly into the public sector
- low carbon alternatives presented
- 100% renewable energy used on every site
- a minimum of 85% of project values will be available to local supply chains and SMEs
- mandated Modern Slavery Awareness training for contractors on each project
- fast payment of sub-contractors (within 19 days)
- up to eight jobs created per £5m of project value
- immediate starts to projects - no further competitions required
- support from Procurement Hub’s dedicated framework management team.
Alan Heron, Director of Procurement for Procurement Hub and Places for People, said:
“This framework aims to be one of the most socially conscious, greenest, financially robust, and flexible frameworks available anywhere in the UK, enabling clients to benefit in all areas of procurement. We are aiming to achieve this by reflecting the principles of the UK Government's Green Paper 'Transforming Public Procurement', The National Procurement Policy Statement, The Construction Handbook, The Construction Playbook, and the recently published ‘Constructing the Gold Standard’ report.
"We're incredibly proud that the core ethos of this innovative new framework and the appointed contractors embody the principles of key current and future legislation and best practice."
Nick Mennell, National Framework Manager, Willmott Dixon, said:
“We are delighted to have secured our place on the framework and thrilled to be continuing our partnership with Procurement Hub. The framework provides an excellent mechanism to enable customers to quickly and easily work with our Construction and Interiors businesses, while supporting the principles laid out in the Construction Playbook.
“The goals and values at Procurement Hub match ours including sustainability and social value targets. We can’t wait to continue the momentum of the first framework, providing customers with a fantastic financially robust and flexible framework for the future.”
Through the inaugural Procurement Hub Major Projects Framework, Willmott Dixon delivered a wealth of construction and interiors projects across England and Wales. Key highlights include the creation of the £21m Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre on behalf of East Herts District Council, a £12m 65 home independent living complex in Leicestershire on behalf of emh care & support, and a CAT B fit out of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s new London Offices.
The company is also onsite delivering the £60m Rochdale Upperbanks residential and hotel scheme on behalf of Rochdale Borough Council. Furthermore, in Walthamstow the company is renovating the iconic EMD Cinema on behalf of Waltham Forest.