Beard wins place on £1bn construction framework

By Ben Carey on March 03, 2019

Beard has secured a place on public sector procurement specialist Pagabo’s £1 billion National Framework for Medium Works.

As part of the framework, the Swindon-based construction firm will be appointed to individual projects for a wide range of works which include new builds, extensions, refurbishments and maintenance schemes.

The framework, which can be used by any public sector body, will deliver cost-effective building works across the country for civic, education and NHS organisations, housing associations, leisure providers, libraries and museums.

As well as covering Swindon and Wiltshire the framework extends to Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, East and West Sussex, Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath, Dorset and Somerset.

The three-year framework which has a one-year option to extend, has been split into three value bands with Beard bidding successfully for projects on Lot 1 (£250,000- £1m) and Lot 2 (£1m-£5m).

Matt Leach, Beard Pre-construction Manager, said, “We’re delighted to have secured a place on this important national framework which recognises Beard’s significant experience of working successfully with public sector clients and our expertise in delivering education, healthcare, housing, leisure and civic building projects.

“This framework will provide some exciting project opportunities for us to help Pagabo achieve its aim which is to deliver value-for-money, high-quality public sector buildings across the country.”

Pagabo Chief Executive Officer, Simon Toplass added, “The Medium Works Framework sits firmly within our impressive family of construction frameworks that consider construction as a service and not just as a product. We constantly hear from our clients that they’re not just buying a building, but they want a service that gets them to the outcomes they want. Medium Works, like all of our frameworks, simplifies the process but considers how the client wants to procure, their timings, speed of appointment and ‘on-time’ delivery.”