The University of Birmingham Build Higher Frameworks are supporting the next 10 years of ambitious estates development. These new procurement frameworks are free to access by all Higher Education institutions, making the significant time, complexity and cost that comes with procuring and tendering new frameworks or one-off projects disappear.
As well as benefitting the University of Birmingham, the Build Higher Frameworks allow the Higher Education sector to build longer term relationships with key, experienced contractors and consultants who provide construction, design, and surveying services.
Six frameworks have been created via the University of Birmingham Build Higher Construction Framework:
- Construction companies for project value up to £2.5m
- Construction companies for project value £2.5m-10m
- Construction companies for project value £10m+
- Client-side surveying support
- Architectural-led design
- Engineering Services design
Each supplier went through an intense selection process to ensure all that were successful are the very best of the industry.
Collaboration and partnering are two of the many objectives and initiatives that form the backbone of the frameworks. Working alongside the University, one of these suppliers, AA Projects, have uniquely taken this a step further and have recently released a video on how the framework was procured; the benefits that it can bring to the Higher Education sector; and the ease of use.
Matthew Home, Head of Procurement Contracting for University of Birmingham, said “We know how onerous procurement can be, so we wanted to create a framework that creates efficiencies in the sector as well as use our estate as evidence of the quality that’s available to our peer organisations”.
Darren Hurst, Director at AA Projects, said “Whenever we talk to Higher Education estates teams one of the first questions we are always asked is, how can we appoint you? With the University of Birmingham Build Higher framework, HE institutions can now access sector specific knowledge with suppliers who are engaged and proactive, who all prioritise working collaboratively”.
For more information see www.aaprojects.co.uk