On the 24th May, prominent public and private sector leaders within the construction and property industry will come together at the Construction Frameworks Conference – the sector’s largest conference of the year.
The conference, hosted by Built Environment Networking and in association with Scape Procure, will see some of the industry’s biggest names from both the public and private sector lead a discussion on frameworks to help delegates achieve best value from their procurement, demonstrate best practice in developing and operating frameworks, and allow for the sector to meet and collaborate.
The day-long conference will bring together major public-sector framework operators, public and private sector procurement professionals, framework professionals and potential bidders for those frameworks – with best practice presentations, panel discussions and workshops part of the conference.
Keith Griffiths, MD of Built Environment Networking said: ‘’Our conferences have a history of bringing together the top business and civic leaders who have the power and influence to make a change – with our most recent Economic Growth Conferences in Cambridge, Leeds and Bristol an example of that. Frameworks are a major part of the construction sector with over 7,000 operational in the UK, with billions of pounds of work and consultancy fees let through them each year. This conference will give businesses the opportunity to connect and collaborate with those in the sector, whilst discovering new ways to achieve best value, reduce costs, achieve best practice and ultimately win new clients.’’
Corporate Partner Scape Group is a public-sector organisation, dedicated to creating ongoing efficiency and social value via the built environment, through its fully managed frameworks. By bringing together the strongest teams from the public and private sectors, Scape’s rapidly deployed, highly measurable and collaborative approach delivers high quality projects that stimulate local economic growth and create training and employment opportunities for local people, whilst being cost-efficient.
Victoria Brambini, Managing Director of Scape Procure, said: “The Construction Frameworks Conference is an important date in the industry’s calendar, providing a space where best practice for construction frameworks can be showcased, discussed and debated, among framework leaders.
“The conference also provides public sector bodies from a range of sectors across the country the opportunity for valuable face time with framework operators, to have their questions answered and to find out how they could achieve maximum social value, efficiency and quality for every pound spent, with the overall aim of achieving the best results for local communities.”
Cliff Jones, Head of Construction Procurement, Commercial Directorate, Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is one of the confirmed speakers for the conference’s session on developing and setting up a world class construction framework. Speaking ahead of the conference he said: ”A framework is about establishing a long term performance based collaborative relationship with integrated supply chains that address the clients business objective. The criteria within the selection process for appointment to a framework will reflect this. All involved in a supply chain on such a framework need to understand the clients business objectives and collaborate both within their own supply chain and with other supply chains appointed to the framework. This collaboration extends beyond that required to deliver individual projects alone i.e. strategic collaboration with the client to develop and deliver operational efficiency and productivity savings for the clients business. All involved need to be engaged to make any such framework a success, and we’re delighted to be part of the discussion at the conference.
Join us for the Construction Frameworks Conference on the 24th May.