Midas Construction has been selected as part of a major £5.2 billion framework, supporting a wide range of public sector clients across the south of England to procure and deliver value for money, quality buildings.
The Southern Construction Framework (SCF) is recognised as one of the most successful schemes of its kind in the country, having provided support and an effective construction procurement route for some 78 local authorities and other public organisations across the south of England. It connects these customers with the best contractors in the region, streamlining planning and procurement and bringing added value through early contractor involvement.
Midas Construction, part of the Midas Group, has been reappointed to this fourth generation framework; having first being selected in 2009 to Construction Framework South West (CFSW) Generation 1 (before it was replaced by SCF), and securing a place on each subsequent framework renewal to date. The company will work on two of the three SCF4 lots, on projects greater than £2 million in the South West (Lot 1) and over £4 million in the South East (Lot 2), over the four-year duration of the framework.
SCF is one of several successful public sector frameworks which are an important source of activity for Midas, such as Hampshire’s Intermediate Construction Framework (ICF) and the £8 billion Department for Education (previously ESFA) Framework. Midas’s reappointment builds on its strong partnership and proven track record of success with SCF; having won the framework’s innovation award in 2017 and the Group’s Framework Manager, Simon James, announced SCF Framework Manager of the Year in 2018.
Alan Hope, chief executive of the Midas Group, said: “We are delighted to be reappointed to the Southern Construction Framework and look forward to continuing our successful partnership with SCF, supporting the framework itself and our customers, and delivering high quality projects across the two regions in which we will be working.”
“The collaborative approach of frameworks, like SCF, aligns well with our vision at Midas of industry leading customer service and performance, based on long-term positive relationships with our customers; and frameworks are an important part of our strategy.”
It’s a strategy which is working well for the Group, with more than 75 per cent of its work being on a repeat business basis, and projects delivered through frameworks accounting for 40 per cent of secured projects in 2017-2018.
SCF, a collaboration between Devon and Hampshire County Councils now boasts a track record of delivery going back more than a decade. It can be used by a wide range of public body organisations; including local authorities, health, education, emergency services and charities across London, the South East and South West as well as non-public body organisations that may need to use the framework to comply with conditions associated with the use of public funds on their projects. It covers major new build, extension, refurbishment and improvement projects and infrastructure works.
Midas was appointed to 30 projects under previous SCF arrangements, covering a variety of sectors and with a total value of more than £162 million. Successfully completed projects include phase one of the Oceansgate marine enterprise hub in Plymouth; Yeovil Innovation Centre; a series of new facilities for the Weston College Group, including the award-winning redevelopment and modernisation of Weston-super-Mare’s Winter Gardens; the refurbishment and extension of St Georges music venue in Bristol; refurbishment of Deane House for Taunton Deane Borough Council; a number of school projects including Tor School in Glastonbury, Wincanton School, Loddiswell Primary School and Trinity School in Exeter; and four Extracare facilities for adults with disability in Hampshire.
Pictured: Alan Hope