26 June 2023

Full suite of construction-related contracts now offered

The specialist portfolio supports end-to-end construction cycle

The launch of Scotland Excel’s latest construction frameworks has completed the organisation’s specialist construction portfolio, which now offers the full suite of building-related contracts.

The Building Construction Consultancy and Property Maintenance and Refurbishment frameworks are the most recent to join the portfolio which offers public bodies a one-stop-shop to engage third party suppliers at every point of the construction cycle.

The portfolio has a range of specialist suppliers incorporating both small and micro businesses who service local areas and large, national companies. These suppliers have been through the tender process and are ready to do business and are also committed to supporting public bodies drive to return social value to communities.

The portfolio consists of the following frameworks:

Building construction consultancy

The BCC framework helps organisations source the wide range of construction-related professional services needed for all phases of a building life cycle (including planning and design).

It incorporates architecture, civil and structural engineering, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, quantity and building surveying, clerk of works and project management.

It also includes conservation architecture, landscape architecture, CDM advice, master planning, environmental engineering, and in-house and architecture led multi-disciplinary.

Engineering and technical consultancy

Public bodies regularly require specialist technical and engineering services in order to plan and implement investment projects and improvement works within their communities.

The framework specialises in road and structures, transportation and traffic, environmental engineering, land surveying, drainage and flooding, geotechnical and testing, and project management.

Demolition and deconstruction

The demolition framework helps councils and other organisations deliver planned demolitions as part of improvement work and also respond quickly to dangerous buildings with emergency demolitions (with a three hour or less response time). with suppliers committed to recycling up to 95% of materials

New Build Residential

The New Build Residential Construction framework is the largest framework in the portfolio and gives councils and other social housing providers a route to form contracts for the design and build of new properties.

It helps organisations procure the building of a range of residential buildings, including flats, houses, residential homes, student accommodation and as social rented or mixed tenure.

It enables councils to meet Scottish Government house building targets; supports construction of energy efficient homes and promotes use of local sub-contractors.

Energy efficiency contractors

The EEC framework support Scotland’s councils, housing associations and other public bodies in achieving their Net Zero targets.

It offers an effective route to procure a range of innovative energy efficiency measures that cut carbon emissions, tackle fuel poverty and create warmer homes.

It enables organisations to source contractors to deliver measures including wall, floor and loft insulation; windows and doors replacement and retrofit, roof insulation, repair and replacement, electric heating, air source and ground source heat pumps as well as renewables and energy storage solutions.

Property maintenance and refurbishment

PMR helps organisations source the wide range of services needed to refurbish and maintain properties. It specialises in bathrooms, electrical, fencing and gates, flooring, heating, joinery, and kitchens.

It also includes painting and decorating, plastering and ceramic tiling works, plumbing, renewables, roofing, ventilation, windows and doors and multi trades.

Supply and delivery of construction materials

The framework helps the country’s councils and housing associations source a range of construction and roads related materials. It brings together six previous frameworks, to offer Scotland Excel members a one-stop-shop to source materials that include: electrical, building and timber, plumbing and heating, road maintenance, as well as trade materials that support construction projects, ongoing maintenance and ad-hoc repairs.


The asbestos works and services framework supports organisations to source planned, ad hoc and emergency asbestos related works and services from specialist contractors.

It includes asbestos surveys, asbestos removal and disposal, asbestos analytical services, asbestos surveying and analytical services.

Security services

Security services are an integral part of safeguarding construction sites. This framework supports public bodies to procure a range of security services including guarding, stewarding, marshalling, key holding, mobile patrols and cash collection.

Outdoor play

Contracting authorities frequently incorporate outdoor play areas into their plans when scoping new residential areas.

The outdoor play framework helps organisations to source outdoor play equipment and includes the design, supply and installation of outdoor play equipment; outdoor gym equipment; multi use games areas (MUGAs); wheeled sports areas; and artificial surfaces.