Exclusive: Lend Lease has emerged as the sixth successful firm to have been invited to bid for Scape’s £1.25bn major works framework
Lend Lease has emerged as the sixth successful firm to have been invited to bid for Scape’s £1.25bn major works framework and will fight it out with five other industry big hitters for the coveted role.
As Building exclusively revealed this morning, public procurement body Scape has invited six firms to bid for the sole contractor role on the framework, which is worth up to £1.25bn over four years.
The firms invited include: Laing O’Rourke; Interserve; Morgan Sindall; Bouygues; and Willmott Dixon, the current holder of the contract.
Now it has emerged that Lend Lease is the sixth firm to have been invited.
Contrary to reports elsewhere, Wates did not make the shortlist.
Vinci is understood to have withdrawn from the race while Kier, which holds Scape’s £1bn minor works framework, did not bid for the job.
Willmott Dixon won the job on the previous two occasions it was tendered, while Skanska won the role the first-time around.
Over 125 public sector clients procure work through Scape, with projects including a wide range of buildings, including schools, care homes, leisure centres as well as residential buildings.
Scape is owned by six local authorities - Gateshead council, Debyshire council, Derby city council, Nottinghamshire council, Nottingham city council and Warwickshire council - and reinvests surpluses back into the business.
Scape major projects shortlist is:
- Willmott Dixon
- Morgan Sindall
- Laing O’Rourke
- Lend Lease