Wood, together with property and construction consultants Pick Everard, has added to its procurement portfolio through appointment to one of Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) major public sector frameworks, bringing together a broad range of capabilities to support the public sector across the UK and internationally.
Together, the companies have been appointed to five of the six available lots under the Construction Professional Services framework, the UK’s largest public sector framework of its kind. With a total value of up to £1.7bn, it replaces CCS’s Project Management and Full Design Team Services framework, to which Wood and Pick Everard were both previously appointed. Under this new consortium, clients will benefit from the two organisations’ combined forces now serving the appointed lots in collaboration.
Crown Commercial Service supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2020/21, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.04bn – supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.
The lot appointments will position the two organisations to support public sector bodies in delivering a wide and varied range of major and minor building and civil engineering projects throughout the UK, as well as internationally under lot 3. This will cover projects that include infrastructure, urban regeneration, and high-rise accommodation typically more than 18m in height, along with the provision of environmental and sustainability technical services.
Ian Cromie, senior vice president at Wood, said: “Adding this major framework to our portfolio alongside Pick Everard is excellent news for us at Wood. It brings significant opportunities for our combined and complementary business expertise to create benefits for the wider public sector through our development schemes.
“Being appointed to five of the six available lots will see our solutions made available across a wider breadth of the sector through a well-structured, compliant and respected procurement route. We very much look forward to working in close collaboration with Pick Everard through this consortium, and to working with our clients on schemes procured through the framework.”
Pick Everard managing partner Duncan Green said: “We have worked closely with Wood throughout recent years and this appointment is the next step in the evolution of our relationship. The complementary expertise and shared client-focussed approach across our businesses will position us well to tackle any project in the public sector, providing the best possible solutions for any client.
“We’re also really pleased to see the appointment mark us within the top consultancies being successfully awarded more than four lots on the framework, backing up the excellent industry reputations of both businesses. We look forward to continuing our collective work to deliver the excellent, high-quality services and developments for the public sector that we are known for.”