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National FM Procurement Market Awareness Event - Still Time to Register

14 March 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970
A national Facilities Management framework, with an anticipated value of between £1bn and £1.5bn, is being procured by Scape to support clients in delivering their FM requirements.

A Market Awareness event will take place on Tuesday 18 March at the Hilton East Midlands Airport Hotel at Junction 24 of the M1 (DE74 2YW) from 9:30a.m. to 12:00p.m. at which Scape will inform the market with an opportunity to consult with and receive feedback from potential suppliers.

Potential suppliers are invited to arrive from 9.30a.m. for refreshments. The event will commence with a presentation at 10am, followed by question and will conclude at 12noon. In order to manage the events potential suppliers are limited to a maximum of three attendees per organisation.

To register your interest in attending the event, email: with ‘Scape National FM Framework Market Awareness’ in the subject field and include the organisation name and names and position of each attendee within the organisation.


Public sector procurement

The Facilities Management framework will extend public sector procurement specialist Scape’s current portfolio of national construction and professional services frameworks.

The objectives of the frameworks are to provide public sector clients with the efficiency benefits of collaborative procurement whilst increasing quality, effectiveness and ensuring quicker practical service delivery.

Mark Robinson, Group Chief Executive at Scape, said: “Preliminary research has identified that while many authorities are faced with Facilities Management challenges no similar procurement led offer exists in the market place.”

Robinson added: “The framework will operate nationwide but as with all Scape services, delivered locally contributing to the local economy.  We envisage that a single provider will be awarded the framework at the conclusion of the procurement process to provide all the required services themselves, through their supply chain or via a consortium.”


Both hard and soft facilities management services will be included in the framework

These will include: Building and facilities management services; Repair and maintenance services; Catering services; Internal office mail and messenger services; Health and safety consultancy services; Grounds maintenance services and Car park management services among others.

Scape has advertised a Prior Information Notice (PIN) in OJEU to make the market aware of this procurement. The company is undertaking pre-procurement engagement in line with UK Government Lean Procurement guidelines in the form of this Market Awareness event.


The full list of potential services for the framework are:

Facilities management services.

Building and facilities management services.

Repair and maintenance services.

Repair and maintenance services of building installations.

Construction work.

Catering services.

Internal office mail and messenger services.

Health and safety consultancy services.

Grounds maintenance services.

Reprographic services.

Security services.

Reception services.

Event services.

Refuse disposal and treatment.

Cleaning services.

Facility related sanitation services.

Car park management services.


Scape is a local authority controlled company, based in Nottingham, whose shareholders are Derby City, Derbyshire County, Gateshead, Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire County and Warwickshire County Councils. The company’s objectives are to bring economy and efficiency to the whole building process - including for new buildings and refurbishment projects – and it achieves this through the development of standard designs and strategic procurement arrangements.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 14 March 2014


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