Sewell Construction secures place on 8th framework

Sewell Construction has been appointed to its 8th national pre-procured framework, enabling clients to gain quicker and easier access to the team’s skills and expertise.

Frameworks are simple, quick and value for money procurement solutions with an array of additional benefits, including quality, speed and simplicity.

Suppliers available to the client have already been market tested and approved, providing assurance of their quality and capability to deliver, and every supplier has completed EU-compliant competitive processes to secure their place, ensuring value for money.

Sewell Construction has been appointed to frameworks including Pagabo, the Procure Partnerships Framework, Places for People and NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative.

The latest is the £10.5 billion NHS Shared Business Services framework, which is divided into five ‘lots’ across the UK, covering a range of construction and building work, refurbishment, design and alterations up to the value of more than £35 million.

Sewell Construction is one of 10 contractors to be awarded a place in the Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire area of Lot 1 for public sector and healthcare projects valued up to £2.5 million.

This means all public sector organisations, such as the NHS and local authorities, can approach the business directly, or through streamlined tender among those listed, to complete construction projects without having to spend additional costs and time on procurement processes.

This framework will be reviewed after three years, but could run for a maximum of seven years, potentially seeing Sewell Construction’s involvement continue until 2027.

Sewell Construction was successful in securing a place on the framework after meeting stringent criteria as part of a competitive two-stage tender process, which began in January 2020.

Projects could be completed in sectors including education, health and social care, leisure, libraries, blue light, offices, transport, military, commercial buildings, and more.

Rob Cawkwell, Managing Director of Sewell Construction, said: “Health and education are two of our core markets and these frameworks give our clients quicker and easier access to our skillsets and our extensive experience of working with public sector clients.

“They don’t have to run their own procurement exercises before beginning a project and they can approach us with an early brief, so we can sit alongside them from the start, creating a solution with cost efficiency and buildability in mind.

“This is very important to us as a business and we’re delighted we’ve been successful. We’re looking forward to furthering and building on our excellent existing public sector client relationships.”

Sewell Construction has been operating across the Yorkshire and Humber region for over 140 years and is part of Sewell Group, which delivers investments, developments and facilities management solutions for public and private sector customers.

The team has vast experience across a whole hosts of projects, working with and for primary care organisations, hospital trusts, community facilities, schools, universities, colleges and sixth forms, and local authorities.