Meet the industry-leading firms that have joined Perfect Circle’s expanded ‘PrimeCore’ team
Industry-leading firms have joined Perfect Circle’s ever-expanding supply chain – bolstering the property, construction, and infrastructure's mission to deliver procurement value by connecting the public sector and its projects to the best talent and integrated team.
Perfect Circle achieved unprecedented success in leading SCAPE’s former Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework, delivering more than 2,600 contracts across a public sector spend of £500m in the past four years.
As a result, in January 2021, Perfect Circle was awarded the new Built Environment and Infrastructure lots of the SCAPE Consultancy framework for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Along with Perfect Circle’s principal partners Pick Everard, Gleeds and AECOM, new preferred partners have joined its “PrimeCore” team – delivering project management and quantity surveying services to continue growth in providing service excellence to more than 300 public sector organisations.
They join together as part of the consultancy’s already vast market of approved suppliers, with more than 600 supply chain partners creating better integration and collaboration in dynamic service delivery teams.
The new preferred partners will help to drive the framework into new sectors, making significant contributions to the government’s build back better programme.
Perfect Circle managing director Victoria Brambini said: "Our ethos is deep-rooted in partnership, working and bringing the strongest integrated team together to deliver the best services to clients, with embedded creation of community benefits right across the UK.
“This is because we know that effective collaboration not only brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise into the group, but also a collective passion and drive for improvement – making a real difference to clients, communities, employees and supply chain partners.
“The scale and success of leading SCAPE’s former BECS framework has been recognised by the enthusiasm and commitment from suppliers to become part of our PrimeCore team.
"As we continue to be selected by public sector clients to deliver their projects via the new SCAPE Consultancy framework, we will further bolster our mission to deliver procurement value by connecting the public sector and its projects to the best talent and integrated team.
“We are delighted to have added further expertise to our already expansive supply chain and engaged industry-leading firms into our PrimeCore team.”
Perfect Circle delivers the broadest range of consultancy services available to the public sector via SCAPE Consultancy, a direct award framework that drives collaboration, speed and efficiency, social value, and value for money.
The services are categorised as prime core (project management and quantity surveying), core (including building surveying, architecture, and the engineering disciplines), and non-core services, with principal partners Pick Everard, Gleeds and AECOM and the new preferred partners able to deliver all services, and suppliers being engaged to deliver any core and non-core services.
The SCAPE Consultancy framework runs from January 2021 until 2025.
Accessible to any public sector organisation, the framework offers the broadest range of professional services available in the construction and infrastructure industry, with each lot providing experts in each sector.
The fully OJEU-compliant procurement route brings together the strongest collaborative team with value for money, while contributing substantially to local social value.
Mark Robinson, group chief executive of SCAPE, said: “By extending its ‘PrimeCore’ dedicated supply chain, Perfect Circle is ensuring it has access to a wide range of specialist expertise.
"This means that clients can be confident that through SCAPE Consultancy, their projects will be ready to be accelerated by having the right team in place from the very outset.”
Since its inception, Perfect Circle has assembled a supply chain of more than 680 firms that have access to work with a diverse range of public sector organisations.
More than £74m has been spent across the supply chain on public sector projects over the past four years.
Stantec framework director James Morgan said: “Stantec is delighted to join Perfect Circle as a preferred partner on the SCAPE Consultancy framework, delivering the Built Environment and Infrastructure lots.
"Together, we have a shared commitment to delivering community enrichment, social value, sustainability and economic growth.
“We look forward to providing expert consultancy and innovative solutions to our public sector clients through both framework appointments, with a particularly prominent role on lot 2 – Infrastructure – providing key schemes for environmental protection and transport such as, for example, the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford corridor (CaMKOx).”
WT Partnership joint managing director Dean Smith said: “We are thrilled to be designated one of Perfect Circle’s preferred partners, providing built environment and infrastructure consultancy services across the SCAPE Consultancy framework.
“This will allow us to maximise upon our key business objectives of supporting the wider public sector, providing excellent value for money, and promoting social value to enhance local communities throughout the UK.”
“We have an established track record in the delivery of infrastructure projects and look forward to providing contractor-friendly designs that respond to the needs of clients and the local community, while integrating with other partners and local SMEs under the framework.”
Peter Martin, partner at Hollis, said: “As a firm that shares their passion for innovation and drive to generate social value and enhance sustainable outcomes for our clients, we’re delighted to be named as a preferred partner of Perfect Circle.
"We believe our aligned approach, ethos and expertise makes us an ideal partnership to help deliver both economic recovery and improvement for the public sector. We’re excited about working together on the SCAPE Consultancy framework and the opportunities ahead.”
Adam Spacey, framework manager at Jacobs, said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with Perfect Circle in delivering the next generation of the SCAPE Consultancy framework for both Built Environment and Infrastructure.
"Aligned with SCAPE’s vision, we look forward to bringing our market and digital capability to help deliver smart, integrated solutions that support projects with tangible social, environmental and economic benefits for the communities they serve.”
Ashley Buckland, managing director at JB Associates said: "JB Associates is incredibly proud to be named as a Preferred Partner for Perfect Circle on the SCAPE Built Environment and Infrastructure Consultancy frameworks. It is an exciting opportunity for an SME like us to develop our business and to work on a varied range of projects with Perfect Circle’s many public sector clients across England, Wales and Northern Ireland."
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Julian Henley, head of public and civic sectors at Rider Levett Bucknall said: "RLB is delighted to be a Preferred Partner of Perfect Circle and will bring an independent viewpoint and breadth of national experience to the SCAPE framework. This is a critical opportunity to drive economic growth, propel the levelling up agenda and create a sustainable future for UK regions while supporting its commitments to a carbon neutral future.”
Stuart Syddell, partner at Stace said: "Joining the Perfect Circle team as a Preferred Partner is an exciting step for Stace. We will draw on our experience of delivering projects in the local government and public sector to ensure projects deliver benefits to the communities it serves with the best value outcome."