Local contractors joined Concertus Design and Property Consultants, part of The Vertas Group, at Suffolk New College last week for the first engagement event following the launch of the new Suffolk Construction and Building Services Framework 2023.
Key topics on the agenda were Social Value, Sustainability, and the upcoming pipeline, with representatives from Concertus highlighting the importance of delivering Suffolk County Council’s (SCC) Net Zero aspirations.
Andy Bates, Associate Director for Construction at Concertus, said: “We were delighted to see so many familiar and new faces attend the engagement event last week. We want to bring all suppliers along on this journey with us, working collaboratively to deliver exceptional framework projects. For over a decade we have been working closely with suppliers to make Suffolk a better place to live for our local community. This framework will extend this until 2027.
“Highlighting the priorities for the next four years was crucial and will allow us to promote and support the health and wellbeing of all people in Suffolk, strengthen our local economy, protect, and enhance our environment, whilst providing value for money for the Suffolk taxpayer. We look forward to working with each supplier on this framework and continuing our positive working relationships”.
The event took place at Suffolk New College where Concertus and other local employers work closely with learners throughout the year as Industry Partners. Kayleigh Norris, Careers and Adult Personal Development at Suffolk New College said: “It was our pleasure to welcome Concertus to Suffolk New College for their Framework engagement event at Chef Whites. It was great to have employers from the construction Industry interested in supporting Education and the benefits of Education and industry working together.”
The new iteration of the framework consists of three separate construction lots and two building services lots. The framework aims to ensure the Council and other public sector partners who choose to use the framework, have an effective and efficient route to deliver projects across the East of England.
The new framework will run over four years from 1st June 2023 to 31st May 2027. For more information on each Lot and the appointed suppliers, click here.