Mott MacDonald was recently appointed to the new public sector framework agreement for construction consultancy services by the National Procurement Service for Wales. The deal sees the consulting firm provide a range of technical and mechanical services around property to National Procurement Service partner organisations.
The National Procurement Service (NPS) was set up in 2013 to enable the Welsh public sector to collaborate more closely in procuring goods and services. The service is designed to allow 20% to 30% of the Welsh annual expenditure in common and repetitive expenditure, around £1 billion, to be pooled, resulting in a net benefit of savings of £25 million per year.
More than 73 organisations in Wales have signed up to be part of NPS, including all local authorities, the NHS, the Welsh Government and Welsh Government Sponsored bodies, the Police and Fire services, and Higher and Further Education.
To provide the participating organisations construction consultancy services, NPS has selected Mott MacDonald as part of a new public sector framework. The deal will see the consulting firm provide a wide range of services across all of Wales, in mechanical, structural and electrical engineering, quantity surveying, project management, ecology, landscape architecture, BREEAM assessments and all-in multi-disciplinary services incorporating architecture.
Commenting on the contract, Paul Maliphant, Mott MacDonald’s Framework Director, says: “Mott MacDonald has a long track-record of providing services to the Welsh public sector property market. The key to our successful service is delivering schemes with enhanced social outcomes by increasing community benefits and providing local employment opportunities to maximise value for money. We are looking to work closely with Welsh-based small and medium sized enterprises to help deliver future projects.”
The framework will run until the end of 2016, with options to extend by two twelve month periods to the end of 2018.