East Midlands firms win place on £1.56bn civils and infrastructure framework

Winvic Construction

Two East Midlands-based contractors have been appointed to a new £1.56bn civils and infrastructure framework.

National procurement firm Pagabo has handed Winvic Construction and Whitehouse Construction a place on the lucrative framework, with the Northampton and Ashbourne-headquartered firms lining up alongside big-hitting names such as Galliford Try, Buckingham Group and Sir Robert McAlpine.

A raft of national firms with offices in the East Midlands have also secured a place on the framework.

They include Amalgamated Construction, trading as AmcoGiffen (Castle Donington); Colas (Grantham); Danaher & Walsh (Mountsorrel); FP McCann (Ellistown, Grantham and Weston Underwood); Jackson Civil Engineering Group (Chesterfield); Kier (Corby, Northampton and Nottingham); Morgan Sindall (Nottingham) and Sir Robert McAlpine (Kettering).

The framework will go live on 1 June 2022 and run until May 2026 with the option to extend for a further two years. It will allow local authorities and public sector bodies to procure a range of rail, nuclear, bridges, roads, maritime, telecommunications, water and alternative power projects.

Jason Stapley, managing director at Pagabo, said: “We’re really pleased to see our new civils and infrastructure framework go live with a range of excellent suppliers, especially after such great interest and demand from the market. The framework, which is the first that Queen Elizabeth Facilities Ltd will be acting as the contracting authority for, will provide clients with that all-important confidence in the suppliers they choose for their projects.

“Providing the vehicle for compliant procurement of built environment works means that we have a big responsibility when it comes to helping meet the ambitious net zero targets set out by government. We are committed to working with public sector bodies to achieve this through consideration of emerging technologies and project controls, while connecting clients with the right suppliers.

“Whether it is tackling the impacts of the climate emergency through flood alleviation projects or working towards net zero targets through using alternative fuels or development greener travel infrastructure, this framework offering will make sure that the projects procured through it over the coming years are working towards tackling the climate crisis.”