The Crown Commercial Service has launched its new framework which includes five different lots, covering architectural, engineering and urban planning services as well as technical consulting, testing and analysis.
A total of 65 participants can be appointed to the 24-month framework, which is worth £1.6bn to £2.9bn. There is also the option to extend contracts by another two years.
In terms of civil engineering, the focus is mainly on lot 5 – Civil & Structural Engineering Services – worth between £6M and £83M. This lot will be awarded to 10 providers. The core services required are building information modelling (BIM) experts, as well as civil and structural engineers. Non-core services include counter terrorism advice, environmental services advice and design services.