Perfect Circle awarded Built Environment and Infrastructure lots on SCAPE’s specialist consultancy framework
Perfect Circle – a company jointly owned by Pick Everard, Gleeds and AECOM – has been awarded the Built Environment and Infrastructure lots on SCAPE’s specialist £1bn Consultancy framework.
The property, construction and infrastructure consultancy will be working on two of the three lots across the SCAPE Consultancy framework for England, Wales and Northern Ireland – which runs from January 2021 until 2025, with the option of a two-year extension.
Accessible to any public sector organisation, the framework will offer the broadest range of professional services available in the construction industry, with each lot providing specialist support in each area.
Following on from the success of leading the SCAPE Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework for the past four years, Perfect Circle will be delivering:
- SCAPE Consultancy, Built Environment (valued at £350m), which will include surveying and design, project management, and quantity surveying for new projects and current assets.
- SCAPE Consultancy, Infrastructure (valued at £250m), which will provide dedicated consultancy services to support the design, delivery, and maintenance of infrastructure.
“We are absolutely delighted that both the SCAPE Consultancy, Built Environment and the SCAPE Consultancy, Infrastructure frameworks have been awarded to Perfect Circle.
"Our impressive partnership with SCAPE is now set to further strengthen and we look forward to continuing the involvement, growth and collaboration with our extensive and diverse supply chain.
“We will share and engage the industry ambition, expertise and innovation to build back better.
"Our teams will continue to provide value driven services with a dynamic and digital approach to meet the most challenging of needs of our public sector clients.
"We will be at the forefront of the green industrial revolution crucially promoting projects that underpin the country’s economic recovery and deliver a lasting legacy.”
Duncan Green, chair at Perfect Circle
The new framework is an evolution of the SCAPE BECS framework, which was operated with a quantum value of £350m and launched in 2016.
Led by Perfect Circle, the framework was widely embraced by the public sector, delivering more than 1,450 commissions and engaging with more than 335 SMEs through the consultancy’s local supply chains.
“The partnership between SCAPE and Perfect Circle is one of the most successful in our industry, having supported more than 300 clients over the past four years, delivering value and quality right across the public sector.
“The commitment to excellence has been key to the achievements of the current framework, so we are immensely proud this has been recognised in the selection of Perfect Circle as a SCAPE partner to continue to deliver its promise of the highest possible service standards for clients for the next four years.”
Victoria Brambini, managing director at Perfect Circle
More than £44m in social value was generated on projects commissioned via the BECS framework during Perfect Circle’s tenure, including the delivery of 900 hours of employability workshops.
“Investment in infrastructure and the built environment can significantly and meaningfully alleviate economic distress and deliver social value for the communities and regions it serves.
“Like SCAPE, Perfect Circle is dedicated to maximising social value outcomes. Since founded in 2016, we have strived to lead the way in best practice within social value commitment and continued development.
"We are proud of the £44m worth of social value we have generated, whether through employment and skills development, community engagement, local spend and SME spend.
“We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with SCAPE for a further four years. We look forward to supporting them, along with our existing and future clients, in ensuring that each built environment and infrastructure project is optimised to provide a strong, sustainable legacy for generations to come.”
Richard Whitehead, senior management board representative at Perfect Circle
Perfect Circle has assembled a supply chain of more than 680 partners across the UK since the start of the BECS framework, helping micro-businesses and SMEs to work with a diverse range of public sector organisations.
“Being part of Team SCAPE is all about partnership and bringing together the strongest collaborative team to create a lasting legacy for local communities.
“When Pick Everard, Gleeds and AECOM came together to form Perfect Circle five years ago, we adopted SCAPE’s ethos to ensure that collaboration is at the heart of everything we do.
"This is because we know that true partnership not only brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table, but also a collective passion and drive for improvement – making a real difference to clients, communities, employees and supply chain partners.
“Together with SCAPE, we have delivered real value to our public sector clients, who have benefitted from vastly reduced procurement time and real savings for the public purse.
"As well as this, we’ve assembled a supply chain of more than 680 partners across the UK – helping micro-businesses and SMEs to work with a diverse range of public sector organisations.
“We know these businesses are the backbone of our industry and the building blocks of strong, local communities.
"That’s why we’re dedicated to supporting their growth by giving them a route to market, as well as promoting financial resilience, ensuring fair and even faster payments to help with valuable cash flow. Our 30-day payment terms have been the lifeblood for the SMEs and microbusinesses we work collaboratively with.
“Through our joint commitment of delivering collaborative solutions, Perfect Circle, SCAPE and our supply chain have played an increasingly integral role in shaping the future of the UK.
"We’re really proud to have seen everyone pulling in the right direction together, providing exactly what clients need for their communities.”
Jon Enever, senior management board representative at Perfect Circle
The new suite of frameworks, valued at a total of £1bn, covers six lots across two direct-award frameworks – the SCAPE Consultancy framework for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the SCAPE Scotland Consultancy framework.
They have been designed to help the public sector achieve better project outcomes, from individual assets through to major town and city centre regeneration initiatives, while embedding sustainability and zero carbon options that help effectively respond to the climate emergency.
As well as Built Environment and Infrastructure, the suite of frameworks include SCAPE Consultancy, Place Shaping.
SCAPE Scotland, which is based in Edinburgh, has established its consultancy framework under a separate legal structure to reflect Scottish law and procurement regulation.
“The quality of the bids we received was simply outstanding. Our new partners for these frameworks have the capacity to be transformative for our colleagues in the public sector seeking specialist consultancy support for projects in their communities.
“We’ve evolved these services and applied the lessons learned from the hugely successful BECS framework following extensive client and industry consultation, analysis, as well as expanding the range of services clients can access.
"It means our new frameworks are not only hugely comprehensive but incredibly pertinent to a public sector now leading the UK’s push to build back better, build back greener and that is eager to help accelerate the economic recovery.
“A core commitment to community enrichment, job creation, apprenticeships and tangible social value runs through every lot.
"The enhanced goals set in these frameworks and the fact that their breadth and scale is greater than what’s gone before will ensure they set a new benchmark for positive social and economic impact from professional services in construction.”
Mark Robinson, group chief executive at SCAPE
For more information about the SCAPE Consultancy and the SCAPE Scotland Consultancy frameworks, please visit SCAPE's website.