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Public Sector FAQs

Public Sector

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What is the BECS framework?

A fully OJEU compliant procurement route to the most extensive property, construction and infrastructure consultancy services available to the public sector.

Created by SCAPE, the National Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework was awarded to Perfect Circle in 2016 for a four-year term with a cumulative value of £350m.

The BECS framework can significantly reduce the time needed for brief preparation and procurement procedures, enabling earlier delivery of projects and programmes. Direct access to SCAPE’s unique framework delivery partner, Perfect Circle, opens up access to an extensive supply chain, bringing the strongest collaborative team with value for money while contributing substantially to local social value.

Is direct award a compliant way to procure services?

Our framework is fully compliant with UK and EU procurement regulations, having been created by SCAPE. All property, construction and infrastructure services can be directly accessed through the BECS framework.

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 BECS framework were competitively tendered against a total value of £350 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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