A joint venture has been formed between real estate consultancies AECOM, Gleeds and Pick Everard to deliver a £350 million Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework for Scape Group, the local authority-owned built environment service provider.
This will be the first time that Scape has appointed a joint venture, with the three partner companies working together over the next four years, supported by their respective local supply chains, to deliver new public sector projects. ‘Perfect Circle’ is the name which has been given to the consortium.
Perfect Circle will deliver services under the BECS framework and will include strategic asset management, highways consultancy and engineering services, civil and structural engineering, architecture and design services, commercial surveying, building surveying, quantity surveying and project management.
The consortium was chosen through an OJEU-compliant tender process which was based on cost evaluation as well as environmental, economic and social sustainability criteria.
Scape says that around 150 SMEs will support the consortium as supply chain partners, with 27,000 discipline experts throughout the group, while Perfect Circle has also made a commitment to create “significant opportunities for micro business.”
Chairman of Perfect Circle and Managing Partner at Pick Everard, Duncan Green, commented: “Perfect Circle brings together three industry-leading organisations into a full service consortium that has the influence, scalability and expertise to make a significant and positive contribution to the challenges currently affecting the public sector.”
Everard added that the consolidation of consultancy services into one framework was a unique chance for their respective companies to come together and offer unrivalled added value and efficient solutions throughout the UK.
Chairman of Gleeds Worldwide, Richard Steer, said: “The BECS Framework presents a significant business opportunity; our teams worked incredibly hard to produce a best-in-class bid and it is now our job to ensure that we are able to hit the ground running once the framework goes live.”