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4th October 2017

NEPO appoints 46 suppliers to deliver regional Construction & Engineering Consultancy

NEPO has awarded a solution providing the North East public sector with a compliant, value-for-money route to appoint consultancy services for construction and engineering projects.

With an estimated annual value of £4.5m, the Construction & Engineering Consultancy solution has been grouped into 16 lots:
  • Multidisciplinary building construction related services
  • Multidisciplinary transportation and civil engineering related services
  • Highways asset management
  • Flood, coastal and marine
  • Ecology
  • Housing
  • Architectural services
  • Mechanical and electrical services
  • Project management
  • Transport planning
  • Building surveyor services
  • Structural engineering
  • Highways structures
  • Planning
  • Building commercial management
  • Engineering commercial management

A full list of suppliers appointed to each lot can be viewed at www.nepo.org/solutions/construction-engineering-consultancy. Of the 46 bidders awarded onto the framework, six have registered offices in the North East and 16 have regional head offices. Within those figures 17 SMEs have been awarded onto the solution.

As part of its commitment to embedding social value in procurement, NEPO has set out clear expectations for its suppliers to create a positive impact within local communities. This has resulted in a number of benefits including:
  • Commitment to utilising local SMEs in supply chains
  • Paying supply chain invoices on time
  • Providing graduate opportunities
  • Attending school and college careers fairs
  • Creating apprenticeships
  • Engaging with schools through training and work experience initiatives

Michael Curtis, Construction Category Specialist at NEPO, said:

“The award of the NEPO solution for Consultancy and Engineering Consultancy is the culmination of extensive market consultation and a rigorous procurement process. We would like to thank all suppliers who participated in our 2016 market engagement session as this provided valuable insight to a deliver a robust solution that improves on previous arrangements.”

The Construction & Engineering Consultancy solution is available for use by NEPO Member Authorities and Associate Members based in the North East. Please contact construction@nepo.org for further information.