ISG takes centre stage on Pagabo’s new £10 billion Major Works Framework

24 January 2020

ISG takes centre stage on Pagabo’s new £10 billion Major Works Framework

We are delighted to have been named on Pagabo’s £10 billion, six-year Major Works Framework across all three lots in its key regional areas. 

ISG is one of 28 contractors delivering projects starting at £5 million through the second iteration of the Major Works contract, which launches in April 2020. The framework - which is open to all public and private sector organisations - is split into three project value bands across seven UK regions. ISG have been named on all lots across the six regions in which we operate, despite a large amount of competition, one of only three main contractors to achieve this level of coverage.  

Zoe Price, chief operating officer for ISG’s UK Construction business, said: “This is a fantastic result, and we are delighted to be continuing our collaborative relationship. 

"Working with Pagabo allows for early engagement, honest and transparent procurement and delivery processes, and a true commitment to delivering employment and skills opportunities. 

“Our partnership to date has seen the delivery of a social value impact worth over £160m across four projects demonstrating a shared commitment to supporting our communities.”

To be considered for Pagabo’s Major Works Framework, contractors were required to prove strong finances, relevant experience and echo Pagabo’s passion for social value, SMEs and technology. Winning contractors were selected through a rigorous OJEU compliant tender process.

In order to provide greater choice for customers, Pagabo allows six core contractors for each geographical lot in every region. ISG is pleased to have secured a place on lots across all geographical areas in which it operates allowing the business to have a greater impact on communities across a wider geographical area. 

The framework’s first four-year iteration has seen the delivery of many high-profile projects, including ISG’s completion of the new Centre of Advanced Technologies at Barking and Dagenham College soon to be followed by the £35m flagship scheme at Richmond upon Thames College. The new building is set to become a major careers hub and community destination and the project has generated more than £53m of social value in Richmond, including the creation of 10 apprenticeships and 41 jobs.

Pagabo’s managing director Jason Stapley said: “The first iteration of the Major Works Framework has seen double digit growth year on year, since its inception in 2016. In 2019 alone, we’ve delivered £833m worth of construction projects for the public sector up and down the country.

“We believe its success is down to our customer-focused approach; we’ve made it our mission to simplify the commissioning process with technology and innovation, we place social value at the heart of everything we do and ensure full flexibility, OJEU compliance and greater choice for everyone wanting to use the framework.

“Contractors have recognised this and clearly appreciate this forward-thinking approach. To date, we’ve delivered more than £2 billion of social value across the country and we are investing more than £1 million into technology.”

ISG is currently on site at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Wolverhampton through the Pagabo Major Works framework. This iconic project sees a £100m investment into the city on the old Springfield Brewery campus which is set to open to students in Autumn 2020. 

In 2019, ISG also successfully secured a place on four lots on the new £1 billion Pagabo refit and refurbishment public sector framework. 

For more information on the frameworks, please visit the Pagabo website