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What is Perfect Circle?

Perfect Circle is a property, construction and infrastructure consultancy for the public sector, delivering the broadest range of consultancy services via SCAPE's fully compliant National Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework. We offer a unique range of framework experience to public sector clients.

Perfect Circle is the trading name of Perfect Circle JV Ltd, a company jointly owned by Pick Everard, Gleeds and Aecom - leading, innovative firms with expert industry knowledge and expertise, supported by an extensive local supply chain.

How do I become a Perfect Circle supply chain partner?

You can view the step by step process in our supply chain partner hub. Register your interest by completing our contact form, or contact your Regional Lead for more information.

What insurances and warranties will I need to present to become a supply chain partner?

Insurances required will vary depending on the services your business offers and will form part of the approval journey and completion of the supply chain questionnaire, in line with PAS 91 and other system requirements. Contact your Regional Lead for more information.

What is the BECS framework?

SCAPE's Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework offers the most extensive property, construction and infrastructure consultancy services available to the public sector.

Delivered by Perfect Circle, the BECS framework is the most efficient route to market for public sector built environment projects and asset management. It allows direct award for commissioning services with full public procurement compliance.

What is SCAPE?

SCAPE is a public sector organisation, dedicated to creating ongoing efficiency and social value via the built environment. SCAPE and its subsidiaries offer fully managed frameworks, property services, innovative design solutions, community investment opportunities and joint ventures.

By bringing together the strongest teams from the public and private sectors, SCAPE’s rapidly deployed, highly measurable and collaborative approach delivers value for money and quality buildings while stimulating local economic growth and community enrichment.

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What does ‘direct award’ mean?

Direct award is a method by which a commissioning authority can directly call off services from a supplier, through a framework, without conducting a further competition.

Is direct award truly compliant?

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 is meant by social value?

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 requires “public authorities to have regard to economic, social and environmental wellbeing in connection with public services contracts”.

There is no conclusive list of what these benefits may be and therefore must be considered in the context of local needs. As a result, all public sector projects must contribute to the long-term wellbeing of communities.

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