BAM secures first national framework place for its minor works business
Hemel Hempstead, 19 March 2020 - BAM’s evolving Minor Works business has achieved a major win by being appointed to a new £2.5 billion national framework.
The National Minor Works Framework, launched by Procure Partnerships, is free to access for all public sector bodies including local authorities, NHS Trusts, universities, the police, fire and ambulance services, and housing providers.
The Minor Works business is a relatively new part to BAM FM’s business, and is growing steadily.
As Steve Atkinson, Head of Projects in BAM FM, explained: ‘This type of work might be smaller in scale to what BAM usually builds, but the clients really value having this work delivered by a trusted partner. Now we are on six of the framework’s ten regions, for work in the £50,000 to £1 million bracket, we are in a really good position to grow.’
These projects typically involve smaller capital works on existing buildings such as refurbishment, alternations and small extensions.
‘Often clients put this type of work out to local firms, without the protection of a legal structure, but this framework provides a trusted supply chain in a safe, transparent, legal and auditable structure. As a result, it makes it much easier for clients and removes a major headache for a relatively small job. We specifically targeted the £50,000 to £1 million band, and the six geographic areas where we have good experience and resource, because we did not want to overstretch ourselves and risk disappointing the client. This is also the first framework we have gone for, and we couldn’t have succeeded without the help of the national Frameworks Team. They shared their valuable experience of both frameworks, OJEU processes and they know the Procure Partnerships client well too. We are all part of BAM, and this new service can be a real help for our existing construction and FM clients. We already had some good leads from the construction part of the business and are really keen for more’, added Steve Atkinson.
In November 2019, BAM Construction was appointed to all 20 lots on Procure Partnerships national Major Works framework.
Robbie Blackhurst , Framework Director at Procure Partnerships, said: ‘The addition of the Minor Works Framework to the exiting Major Works framework means we can now offer public sector bodies a one stop shop to compliantly procure contractors to deliver their projects ranging from as little as £50,000 right up to £100 million plus.
The six regions BAM is appointed to for minor works are: Yorkshire, East Midlands, West Midlands, London, South East and South West.
More information can be found at www.procurepartnerships.co.uk