According to Scape, its BECS framework, worth up to £350m over the next four years, offers "the broadest range of consultancy services available to the public sector".
The appointment of Perfect Circle is the first time that a joint venture has been appointed by Scape. The three partners will work with a supply chain of approximately 150 SMEs in support. Perfect Circle has also specifically committed to creating opportunities for micro businesses.
The new BECS framework unites and extends the services that are available under two of Scape’s existing frameworks: the national asset management, surveying & design services framework and the national project management and quantity surveying framework. The decision to create a single consultancy services framework is expected to improve procurement efficiency further.
Scape Group chief executive Mark Robinson said: “In the current uncertain economic climate, rapid appointment, access to the right skills and advice to get the best from the public estate will be absolutely critical. This is why we have created this all-encompassing framework, uniquely designed to deliver exceptional results to our public sector colleagues.
“The bid submissions received for the framework were of exceptional quality and it was a close competition, however the Perfect Circle partnership delivered the most economically advantageous tender, and supported by an extensive local supply chain, will provide the best level of service to our public sector clients."
Duncan Green, chairman of Perfect Circle and managing partner at Pick Everard, said: “Perfect Circle brings together three industry-leading organisations into a full service consortium that has the influence, scalability and expertise to make a significant and positive contribution to the challenges currently affecting the public sector.
“The consolidation of consultancy services into one framework presented a unique opportunity for our respective businesses to join forces and create an offering of unrivalled added value and efficient solutions nationwide. Local delivery through SMEs and local supply chain providers sits at the heart of our service offering, and will play a significant role in future community engagement and increased innovation."