As one of Perfect Circle’s founding shareholders, Gleeds will be delivering the Built Environment and Infrastructure lots for England, Wales and Northern Ireland on SCAPE’s specialist £1bn Consultancy framework.
Perfect Circle – a company jointly owned by Pick Everard, Gleeds and AECOM – has been awarded the two lots across the SCAPE Consultancy framework, which runs from January 2021 until 2025, with the option of a two-year extension.
Accessible to any public sector organisation, the framework will offer the broadest range of professional services available in the construction industry, with each lot providing specialist support in each area.
Following on from the success of leading the SCAPE Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework for the past four years, Perfect Circle will be delivering:
SCAPE Consultancy, Built Environment (valued at £350m), which will include surveying and design, project management, and quantity surveying for new projects and current assets.
SCAPE Consultancy, Infrastructure (valued at £250m), which will provide dedicated consultancy services to support the design, delivery, and maintenance of infrastructure.
Jon Enever, senior management board representative at Perfect Circle and chief client officer at Gleeds, said: “Being part of Team SCAPE is all about partnership and bringing together the strongest collaborative team to create a lasting legacy for local communities.
“When Pick Everard, Gleeds and AECOM came together to form Perfect Circle five years ago, we adopted SCAPE’s ethos to ensure that collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. This is because we know that true partnership not only brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table, but also a collective passion and drive for improvement – making a real difference to clients, communities, employees and supply chain partners.
“Together with SCAPE, we have delivered real value to our public sector clients, who have benefitted from vastly reduced procurement time and real savings for the public purse. As well as this, we’ve assembled a supply chain of more than 680 partners across the UK – helping micro-businesses and SMEs to work with a diverse range of public sector organisations.
“We know these businesses are the backbone of our industry and the building blocks of strong, local communities. That’s why we’re dedicated to supporting their growth by giving them a route to market, as well as promoting financial resilience, ensuring fair and even faster payments to help with valuable cash flow. Our 30-day payment terms have been the lifeblood for the SMEs and microbusinesses we work collaboratively with.
“Through our joint commitment of delivering collaborative solutions, Perfect Circle, SCAPE and our supply chain have played an increasingly integral role in shaping the future of the UK. We’re really proud to have seen everyone pulling in the right direction together, providing exactly what clients need for their communities.”
The new frameworks are an evolution of the SCAPE BECS framework, which was operated with a quantum value of £350m and launched in 2016. Led by Perfect Circle, the framework was widely embraced by the public sector, delivering more than 1,450 commissions and engaging with more than 335 SMEs through the consultancy’s local supply chains.