BAM appointed to South West region of £4.5billion Southern Construction Framework

BAM Construction has been appointed to the Southern Construction Framework’s South West lot, for projects over £4 million.

The Southern Construction Framework (SCF), is a leading construction procurement framework delivered by the public sector for the public sector in the South of England. It has announced the awarded contractors for its fifth generation, which includes new £1-5million value lots for the South West region. Only contractors that can demonstrate exemplary carbon benchmarking assessment for all builds have been chosen.

20 contractors have been awarded a place on SCF Construct of which 12 are new to the framework.

The winning contractors for the £4m+ lots are:

South West - BAM Construction, Bouygues UK, Galliford Try Construction, ISG Construction, John Graham Construction, Kier Construction, Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure, Tilbury Douglas, VINCI Construction, Wates Construction, Willmott Dixon Construction

BAM has already delivered many schemes for the Framework, including the UKHO (UK Hydrographic Office) in Taunton, Somerton School in Somerset, Plymouth University’s NEDF, and in Bristol, Frenchay Primary School and the University of West England’s New Engineering Building, and Lyde Green and Elm Park Schools.


UK Hydrographic Office - BAM

UK Hydrographic Office, Taunton

Tim Chell

Tim Chell, Regional Director for BAM in the Western region

“BAM is at the front of the field when it comes to the design and construction of net zero carbon and low carbon schemes, and in working with the local supply chain to find new and cost-effective solutions to achieve quality and sustainability.

“Our roots, and track record and commitment in the South West are deep and so our appointment to this fifth generation in the South West is a great sign that the trust our clients have put in us to work with them to enhance their working, healing or learning lives is being recognised.

“This appointment also allows us to build on an excellent partnership with the Southern Construction Framework team, for whom we have already created many very special buildings.”

Created to support public sector construction and development in the region, across all sectors including education, health, local authority, leisure developments, SCF Construct is available to all public bodies in the South East, London and the South West.   This latest generation includes additional lots for the South West, between £1m and £5m, which brings local expertise to clients in the region and the potential to access new local supply chains.

Winning contractors were put through a robust bidding process for the new generation framework, which will be launched in May 2023. The framework will give public sector organisations access to a full range of public sector construction solutions and includes access to construct-only or design and build, construction, and management services.  

A commitment to provide a trustworthy, equitable, and ethical vehicle for delivery based on greater transparency and governance underpins the framework.  For its fifth generation, SCF has chosen contractors that can demonstrate exemplary carbon benchmarking assessment for all builds and has prioritised carbon retrofit capabilities as part of its industry leading Carbon and Social Value targets.  

SCF is the market leader in Two Stage Open Book project delivery, under which the framework will operate exclusively.  This Government-recommended delivery method is part of an initiative to reform UK construction practices and is unique in the way it brings the contractor, stakeholders and suppliers together at the very start of a construction project. 

Kingsley Clarke, SCF Operations Lead, South West said: “Via our new sub £5m lots, we’ve also opened the door to SME contractors in the South West and we’re very much looking forward to working with them and their local supply chains on some innovative schemes in the region.”

The new generation SCF Construct complements the current SCF Residential and SCF Consult frameworks which have delivered over £8 billion worth of combined construction schemes in the last 16 years since SCF was first established.

For more information on the fifth generation SCF Construct framework, click here.


University of West England’s New Engineering Building - BAM

New Engineering Building, University of West England