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What is SCAPE Consultancy?

SCAPE Consultancy is a direct award framework that drives collaboration, efficiency, time and cost savings. Fully procurement-compliant, it represents a route to the most extensive property, construction and infrastructure consultancy services available to the public sector.

The SCAPE Consultancy | Built Environment and Infrastructure frameworks were awarded to Perfect Circle in 2021 for a four-year term (with the option of a two-year extension), and have a combined value of £600m. The framework can significantly reduce the time needed for brief preparation and procurement procedures, enabling earlier delivery of projects and programmes. Direct access to the SCAPE Consultancy framework provides clients with access to an extensive supply chain, combining the strongest collaborative team with value for money while amplifying the local economic, environmental and social impact of every project.

Is direct award a compliant way to procure services?

SCAPE Consultancy is fully compliant with UK procurement regulations, and is subject to a highly involved and systematic governance process to ensure the very best client experience.

SCAPE is a public sector organisation – it was founded in 2006 by six local authority shareholders to create a better approach to procurement, find a simpler way to form partnerships with the most talented teams, and accelerate vital construction, consultancy and civil engineering projects.



What suppliers can I use?

Contact your Regional Lead to discuss your preferences for local suppliers.

How do I know I’m getting value for money?

The commercial rates that underpin the SCAPE Consultancy | Built Environment and Infrastructure frameworks were competitively tendered against a projected OJEU total value of £600 million.

For each commission, we prepare a bespoke fee proposal that demonstrably links back to these commercial rates, giving you as the client complete transparency that you are benefitting from this economy of scale, no matter how small your requirement may be. We ensure supply chain efficiency with competitive market rates, bringing you real value for money.

Can you run tender competitions for suppliers?

It is possible to run tender competitions for suppliers under the framework. Where a client is specifically seeking bespoke outcomes in selected parts of the design team or is keen to engage with a local supplier, we can work with you to develop sub-consultancy packages for tendering.

How long does it take to get contracts and agreements set up?

Direct engagement with our team is quick and efficient, resulting in your contract being set up for service delivery in as little as a week. We can significantly reduce the time needed for brief preparation and procurement procedures, ensuring your service delivery starts as soon as you need it.

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