Leading interdisciplinary consulting and design agency McBains Cooper has been appointed onto three Crown Commercial Service (CCS) frameworks for public sector work.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office, supporting the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services.

McBains Cooper have been awarded a position on three of the six-lot frameworks allowing the company to be appointed to a call off contract either by direct award or further competition: Lot 1 – multi-disciplinary services; Lot 3 – architectural and design team services and Lot 4 – cost management services.

The framework is available to all central Government departments and other UK public sector bodies, including local authorities, health, police, fire and rescue, education and the devolved administrations.

McBains Cooper has already worked on a number of major public sector projects in the education, health, housing, police and custodial sectors.

Each lot provides national UK coverage and has been awarded for an initial two-year period, with the potential for two annual extensions, up to a maximum four-year duration.

Lot 1 has a total estimated contract value of £2.1 billion over the four-year period.

Michael Thirkettle, Chief Executive, McBains Cooper, said:

"This appointment is testament to the growing reputation and expertise of McBains Cooper.

"Properties within the contracting authorities' estates may vary widely, ranging from historic buildings through to modern state of the art structures – all areas where McBains Cooper has had extensive experience.

"Securing these contracts provides McBains Cooper with an unprecedented level of access to a vast pipeline of UK public sector projects, especially given the Government's recent commitment to a £500bn-plus infrastructure investment programme.

"McBains Cooper has already worked on a raft of public sector projects and has expertise in delivering efficiency savings, in particular in terms of sustainable development, which will help increase public sector savings."

26th June 2017

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