McLaughlin & Harvey appointed on new £4bn SCAPE Frameworks

Date Posted 06.02.24

SCAPE has launched its new Utilities Works and Services frameworks, designed to empower utility sector organisations to shape their utilities projects and programmes through an accelerated, direct award model.

A £3bn framework covers England, Wales and Northern Ireland and a separate dedicated £1bn framework will serve Scotland.

McLaughlin & Harvey appointments

Following a rigorous evaluation process, SCAPE has appointed Kier and McLaughlin & Harvey to deliver projects in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and McLaughlin & Harvey and RJ McLeod to lead the Scotland framework. All appointments were made based on compliance with the UK Utilities Contract Regulations and Scottish Utilities Contracts Regulations.

About the SCAPE Utilities Works and Services frameworks

The frameworks have been created to provide clients with access to specialist contractors capable of helping them to deliver the low-carbon energy, transport and water infrastructure needed to meet sustainability targets and serve community needs in the years ahead.

The frameworks will enable the delivery of projects across a variety of sectors including docks, ports and harbours, rail and metro, aviation, water, renewables, energy (gas and electricity, including maintenance), and telecommunications.

Each sector has an important role to play in the UK’s green transition, from enabling new grid connections that facilitate the integration of renewables and protect the country’s energy supply for the future, to connecting communities and unlocking growth through new rail projects and enhanced coastal infrastructure, such as ports and harbours.

Commitment to sustainability and social value

The delivery partners appointed to the new frameworks share SCAPE’s commitment to sustainability and social value, which will underpin each project delivered through the new frameworks. With a framework duration of four years and an option to extend for a further four, this represents a significant opportunity to create a long-term, positive impact.

Efficient procurement

The direct award Utilities frameworks operate a parallel lotting structure, which gives clients a choice of industry-leading contractors, ensuring efficient procurement that demonstrates value for money.

The new utilities frameworks complement SCAPE’s suite of consultancy, civil engineering and construction frameworks.

The SCAPE Utilities frameworks have been created to support better-connected communities, future-proof national infrastructure and scale-up green energy projects that support the use of renewables. These new frameworks will help clients accelerate the works and services needed to support a low-carbon economy in the years to come. As with all our frameworks, enhanced social value will underpin every project, ensuring we leave a positive, sustainable legacy within each community.

Mark Robinson

Group Chief Executive of SCAPE

McLaughlin & Harvey is delighted to be awarded a place on the SCAPE Utilities Works and Services frameworks for Scotland and England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We look forward to working with SCAPE and the utility providers to deliver exceptional projects. This framework offers the opportunity to provide utility companies and their customers real value for money in project delivery whilst also providing economic and social benefits for local communities across the United Kingdom.

Chris Boyle

Framework Director at McLaughlin & Harvey

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