What We Do

Acting as the agent, our aim is to make the construction framework process straightforward.

The Suffolk County Council Construction Framework covers projects from £50,000 to £40 million and upwards, and offers unrivalled capacity, responsiveness, expertise and flexibility. We will provide the skills, knowledge and support to deliver outstanding results.


Our Construction Framework service package:

  • Simple and easy to use.
  • Demonstrates value for money.
  • Complies with EU procurement rules.
  • Robust and involves parties that are experienced with working in the public sector.
  • Contains a pre-selected and scored list of locally based contractors in the East of England.
  • Benchmarked using key performance indicators and enables ongoing benchmarking against market costs.

Construction Framework benefits include:

Allows All Forms of Construction Contracts

Including NEC and JCT contracts, Traditional, Design and Build, single and two-stage.

Appointing Contractors

An appointment can be made in 8-10 weeks. This means your project can progress quickly.

Best Practice

The Framework has received best practice endorsements by Constructionline and the National Federation of Builders.


Our flexible approach means that you can manage the procurement process yourself, or take advantage of our full procurement management service. We can also produce bespoke packages to meet your needs.

Compliance with Procurement Regulations

The Framework was procured under OJEU procedures and awarded in 2019. We constantly update our knowledge of procurement regulations to ensure compliance.

Cost Savings

Framework contractors have been selected through balanced financial and quality evaluation, with overhead and profit maximums set at award of Framework.

E-Tendering System

We have a secure electronic procurement portal to ensure efficient management of further competitions, audit trails and compliance with procurement regulations.


This is the 4th Generation of the Framework, procuring circa 2500 projects in the public sector over the lifetime of the Framework in the Eastern Region.

Fair Payment

Our contractors are signed up to the Fair Payment Charter, committing to payment within 30 days throughout their supply chain.

PAS 91

Used for pre-qualification of contractors, including CHAS/SSIP requirements.

Performance Monitoring

We have systems in place to ensure that works delivered under the Framework are of high quality. Our contractors are measured on time, cost and quality. We also have an ongoing programme of on-site Health and Safety audits.


You can have confidence in the performance of our appointed contractors, based on key performance indicators (KPIs) and long-term collaborative relationships.


All of our contractors have passed frequent financial checks.

Social Value

Our contractors are signed up to add value to the communities in which they operate, by raising educational attainment and supporting the local economy throughout project delivery.

Strong, Local Supply Chains

With regular financial checks our contractors engage with, develop and motivate their supply chains - delivering best value for our clients.

Time Savings

Use of the Framework eliminates the need for lengthy full OJEU tendering processes, which typically take at least 3-4 months.

Value Management

Our contractors have a proven track record for delivering the best value, consistently delivering below the EFA benchmarking rate.


“What was impressive was that working with the team at Concertus was easy and enjoyable. They knew what we wanted and removed a lot of the issues and obstacles around the process quickly and efficiently. The result is a framework that provides great value for money in the Eastern Region and one we hope other parties will benefit from.”

Martin Jennings, Senior Procurement Officer, Suffolk County Council

Work With Us

We work with clients in both the private and
public sector. Contact us to start your project.

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