PAGABO has announced the awards for its £47 billion, five and a half-year developer-led framework.

Acting initially on behalf of Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, national framework provider Pagabo has established a framework of 30 development companies capable of providing developer-led schemes and development management services across the UK for the public sector.

The bid lots cover a huge variety of development sectors, single and multi-occupancy residential and student accommodation, commercial buildings, transport infrastructure and car parks, prisons and high security buildings, education, healthcare, care homes and extra care buildings, and mixed-use schemes.

Each contract structure is separated into three value bands as well as on a sector and regional basis to make sure the relevant developers/development managers are available to clients for the right size of project. The value bands are split into three increments and cover developments of up to and above £100 million.

Queensberry is one of 30 development companies that have been awarded a place on the new framework.


Paul Sargent, Chief Executive Queensberry said:

“It’s a major achievement for Queensberry to qualify for this framework. It opens up a new channel for us to win business with public sector partners. We can now be brought in as development manager for major regeneration initiatives without the need for a prolonged public procurement process. We are pre-qualified under the arrangements and able to engage in direct dialogue with Councils who adopt Pagabo. This is so important in these times of accelerated change. It gives local authorities a real alternative option when wishing to retain our services.”

Jason Stapley, Managing Director at Pagabo, said:

“With all our frameworks we aim to simplify the whole procurement process, ensure flexibility and provide greater choice for clients, all packaged up with OJEU compliance – our developer-led framework is no different in that respect. It will allow developers the ability to procure works through a compliant and simple to use framework and help the public sector with vital expansion plans, creating an overall more robust sector.

“We’ve been absolutely blown away by the response we’ve had in this tender process and are really pleased to be bringing a unique procurement offering to market with such a strong set of companies.”

The framework is Pagabo’s first framework dedicated to developers/development managers. It is available to all public sector bodies including schools, universities, local authorities, police and emergency services, NHS organisations, health and social care providers, and housing associations, as well as central government departments and the Ministry of Defence.

In order to be considered for the framework, providers were required to go through a rigorous OJEU compliant tender process, prove financial suitability and relevant experience. As well as this, providers on Pagabo frameworks are required to share the company’s passion for social value and technology.

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