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£1 billion Scottish framework aims to unlock low carbon utilities infrastructure

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Public sector procurement group SCAPE Scotland has launched a new £1bn utilities works and services framework.

Following an evaluation process, it has appointed McLaughlin & Harvey and RJ McLeod to deliver projects.

The framework has been created to provide clients with access to specialist contractors capable of delivering low carbon energy, transport and water infrastructure needed to meet sustainability targets.

It should enable the delivery of projects across sectors including docks, ports and harbours, rail and metro, aviation, water, renewables, gas and electricity, and telecommunications.

The framework has a duration of four years and an option to extend for a further four.

The direct-award utilities framework operates a parallel lotting structure, which gives clients a choice of contractors, ensuring efficient procurement that demonstrates value for money.

It comes in addition to SCAPE’s consultancy, civil engineering and construction frameworks, already operating across Scotland.

Mark Robinson, SCAPE chief executive, commented: “The SCAPE utilities framework for Scotland has been created to support better-connected communities, future-proof national infrastructure and scale-up green energy projects that support the use of renewables.

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