ISG retains sought-after place on £5.2bn Southern Construction Framework

22 March 2019

ISG retains sought-after place on £5.2bn Southern Construction Framework

For the first time, ISG has secured a place across all three regional lots of the Southern Construction Framework which is set to deliver up to £5.25bn of public sector construction work across the south of England over the next four years. 

ISG was appointed to the South West, South East and London lots of the current framework, a joint initiative between Hampshire County Council and Devon County Council. 

The framework has delivered over £2.5bn of public projects, adding more than £110m of value for 75 public sector clients across the South West, South East, and London. 

The new framework iteration will launch on 29 April 2019.

ISG is currently on site at the University of Bristol to create its new £9.8m Humanities Hub, which was won through the Southern Construction Framework, is now on site and the team has completed significant demolition works to make way for new teaching and lecturing facilities at the heart of the city campus, and within the grounds of the Grade ΙΙ listed Victorian villas on Woodland Road. 

Incorporating break-out spaces, staff offices, student study areas and a screening theatre, this new hub will be instrumental in meeting the University’s vision to provide new world-class facilities for research and teaching.

Success across all three lots of the new framework confirms ISG’s commitment to public sector frameworks. 

The team scored an impressive 91.35% placing second in the South West and third in London and South East. 

This gives ISG the ability, through two-stage mini-competition, to tender for projects of more than £2m in the South West, projects of more than £4m in the South East and projects of over £5m in London. 

Zoe Price, group director for public sector frameworks at ISG, commented: “We are delighted to be reappointed to the Southern Construction Framework and look forward to continuing our successful partnership.

“At ISG we pride ourselves on our commitment to frameworks as this allows us to concentrate on long-term relationships between clients, professionals and contractors focused on shared objectives and common values.

“We are looking forward to delivering high quality projects across the three regions in which we will be working.”

The collaborative approach of frameworks, like SCF, allows for early contractor engagement, honest and transparent procurement and delivery processes, and a true commitment to delivering employment and skills opportunities.

Steve Clow, assistant director of property and facilities at Hampshire County Council, said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of 11 contractors to the next generation of SCF.

“Our unique integrated team approach has helped to deliver significant benefits for Public Sector clients across the south of England.”

Framework working forms an efficient and customer focused way of working across all sectors.

ISG currently works across seven public sector frameworks in the UK and has a dedicated team to further improve and target framework appointments.

This has seen the team working across a range of projects from leisure centres to blue light buildings, educational establishments to court buildings.

It is part of ISG's strategy to increase our market share across public sector frameworks from 3% to 10% by 2021.