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Government Creates Commercial Construction Framework
Large commercial construction firms, especially those in need of the scaffolding contractors, will undoubtedly be following the story of a new framework for commercial construction in the UK with interest.
According to Construction News, the new agreement will be the largest in the country and to be worth £30 billion over the initial four year run.
The idea of the framework is to allow public bodies, such as government, both national and local, as well as the likes of NHS Trusts to appoint contractors for construction jobs.
There is the possibility this scheme could be extended for another three years, based on it’s performance once the initial term is over.
The framework is to be created alongside the government’s construction strategy, which will be unveiled later in the year.
One of the key terms of this strategy is to focus on off-site construction on publicly-funded builds, ensuring time spent on site is kept to a minimum. In fact, the autumn budget will declare that buildings constructed in this manner will be favoured from 2019 on all such buildings.
There are already several frameworks in action within the UK, including a £2.9 billion consultancy, framework and management framework launched by the government in May last year, however, the size of this one is sure to make it particularly of interest to construction contractors. By making information about them public prior to launch, companies within the industry can ensure they’re int he best position to meet the framework throughout their supply chain.