TWO national consultancy frameworks for public procurement have gone live with one dedicated to Scotland and the other covering England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Scape Group said the Scape Procure Scotland Consultancy framework would offer the broadest range of professional services available in the market, valued at up to £300 million.

The value of both networks is estimated at £1 billion. They provide specialist support in built environment consultancy, civil engineering and infrastructure consultancy, giving clients access to comprehensive services to meet their individual needs.

The Scottish framework includes project management, quantity surveying, building and commercial surveying, electrical and mechanical engineering and strategic asset management. These are direct award frameworks, with each lot led by an industry-leading player supported by a local supply chain, to drive forward public sector projects.

Scape’s prior information notice (PIN) for the new framework was published online through the Public Contracts Scotland procurement platform.

Mark Robinson, its chief executive, said: “The public sector is operating in a much tougher economic environment and is being pushed to deliver more with fewer resources.

“We are committed to supporting our clients and evolving our services to better meet their changing needs, while ensuring value for money and efficient delivery of their projects.

“The decision to widen the remit of our consultancy offer has been taken following thorough market analysis and client consultation, at the same time we have created a dedicated £300m Scottish framework in response to the strong and growing pipeline of consultancy projects in Scotland.”