12/08/2014

Shepherd Construction appointed to £1bn regional framework

Shepherd construction has been selected as a preferred tenderer for the north west construction hub (nwch) high value framework for use by local authorities and other public sector organisations in the north west region.

One of only seven contractors appointed to the nwch, shepherd construction was selected for its collaborative working ethos and ability to positively influence the constructing excellence agenda. Centred around public sector construction procurement in the north west, the hub will deliver key projects with a total value of up to £1bn over the next four years.

The hub will be used on individual schemes worth more than £9m for public sector clients including local authorities, further education establishments, and the health sector across the north west of england.

Shepherd construction’s appointment to the framework recognises the company’s ability to deliver a range of efficient and cost-effective solutions, for example, through its use of bim. In addition, credentials including offering apprenticeships, maximising local supply chain involvement and carbon and waste to landfill reductions, all combined to ensure shepherd construction met the strict criteria for entry to the nwch.

This announcement follows the firm’s recent appointment to the nationwide £5bn education funding agency framework which will deliver free schools, university technical colleges and other school buildings.

Mark pettit, pre construction director at shepherd construction, commented: “being appointed to the north west construction hub reflects our ability to design and deliver world-class construction projects through innovation and collaboration.

 “the framework will ensure that partnering forms a key factor in the region’s strategic procurement policy, and by appointment, will enable shepherd construction to enhance the delivery of the hub’s construction activity across the north west. We look forward to working in partnership with public sector organisations across the region to design and deliver a shared vision of excellence in north west public sector construction.”