There is an increased sense of determination across Government departments, to upgrade outdated assets and infrastructure. The requirement for public sector purchasing authorities to comply with public procurement regulations make this process ever more challenging to achieve critical in service dates, particularly with a diminishing pool of in-house procurement expertise. This is compounded by the ever increasing threat of legal challenge, following the introduction of the Remedies Directive, resulting in many purchasing authorities spending considerable sums on legal advice to satisfy both departmental and wider government scrutiny.
Our experienced teams offer purchasing authorities across all government sectors an opportunity to significantly reduce the procurement timescales, by offering a variety of services, via frameworks that use standard NEC 3 contracts. Purchasing authorities are not required to undertake any further tendering, as our services have already been awarded through an OJEU-compliant procurement process. This avoids the need for any pre-selection or time consuming tendering activity, providing clients with an efficient process that delivers asset and infrastructure solutions that are sympathetic to both form and function.