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NEC3 contracts selected for new YORbuild procurement frameworks

Two new procurement frameworks which employ NEC3 contracts have been launched in the Yorkshire region.

YORconsult, which will be jointly procured by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Sheffield City Council, will provide a framework for consultancy services commonly used in the design, development and delivery of construction works to the region’s local authorities, public sector bodies and third sector organisations.

It will complement the existing YORbuild Framework to provide a one stop shop for user requirements – from outline master planning through to project handover.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council will be the contracting authorities for the new YORcivils Framework which will provide efficient and value adding solutions for the procurement of civil engineering works.

The YORbuild Framework was originally launched in December 2009 and has quickly built a wide and diverse user base consisting of local authorities, educational establishments and charities.

The framework provides an OJEU compliant solution to the procurement of new build, refurbishment and design and build projects of any value under the NEC3 form of contract.

YORbuild framework development and performance manager Lee Parkinson said: “NEC3 was selected for the new frameworks as the integrated suite of contracts is applicable to all types and sizes of public sector new build, refurbishment and design and build projects.

“NEC3 provides a great framework for collaborative working as well as a clear visibility of cost for the client team.”

NEC General Manager Rekha Thawrani said: “The key objective of NEC3 is to encourage the parties involved to work together to effectively allocate risks and create a working relationship which will ultimately provide value for money and a successful outcome.

“It is for these reasons that NEC3 was selected for the YORbuild, YORconsult and YORcivils Frameworks and why we remain the only contract suite to be endorsed by the Construction Clients’ Board of the UK Cabinet Office’s Efficiency & Reform group.”

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