ISG reappointed to Procure Partnerships North West Framework
On the current iteration, we delivered the new Breathing Apparatus (BA) Training School on behalf of Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, and are also in the pre-construction phase for Crewe Fire Station, two projects that continue to build on our expertise in the emergency service or ‘blue light’ sector.
Now operating nationally, Procure Partnerships have been delivering successful frameworks across the North West of England for the past four years supporting the procurement and delivery of over 150 construction projects within this period.
As well as helping to facilitate collaboration and innovation to deliver projects that will meet the changing needs of our built environment and support ambitions to build back better, the framework will be structured to enable the delivery of meaningful social value, benefitting our communities, our environment and helping to protect the future of the industry through enhanced upskilling and training. The framework drives and monitors social-value-add benchmarked against the national TOMs.
On the BA Training School project, a total of £1.7 million was generated in social value, with our team developing a bespoke plan to support the local community with opportunities for the long-term unemployed and support for an ex-offender mentoring programme, delivering over 600 hours of employment support. Other initiatives included volunteering for local charities such as ‘City of Trees’ and providing bid writing training to Chorley Youth Zone to support their funding applications.
Faye Dolan, National Framework Manager at Procure Partnerships, commented: “Procure Partnerships are delighted to have concluded the renewal of the North West Contractor Framework after an exceptionally successful first iteration. We look forward to engaging with our contracting partners, old and new, whilst continuing to support brilliant public sector projects – Congratulations to all contractors who have secured a place!”
Natalie Palframan, Key Account Manager (North) at Procure Partnerships, commented: “It’s really exciting to announce the contractor partners who will play a part in the success of the second iteration of the North West Framework. I’m looking forward to working with these outstanding contractors to support the public sector in delivering long-lasting projects, to high quality and best value over the next four years.”