Willmott Dixon have been appointed to lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the newly introduced Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework. Running from 2019-2026, the framework enables public sector organisations to access all types of building and civil engineering projects.

The framework is arranged in 11 lots, with lots arranged by value and region. This includes general construction and also specialist market areas:

  • housing
  • high-rise
  • maritime
  • airfields
  • demolition / decommissioning
  • construction management

Individual lots are divided into regional sub-lots appropriate to the market sector and value range. The lower value lots support direct access to SME suppliers. All of the commonly used procurement routes, tendering methods, payment arrangements and standard forms of contract are available. Standard common government boilerplate clauses are included for things such as GDPR and intellectual property rights. Individual customers have the freedom to include additional project or customer specific contract amendments. The framework supports the implementation of government policies and strategies:

  • building information modelling (BIM)
  • life cycle cost
  • prompt payment
  • project bank accounts
  • early contractor involvement
  • social value

Framework benefits

  • A flexible application allowing the use of all common construction procurement methodologies and supporting early engagement of the supply chain
  • Supports the implementation of government policies and strategies
  • Brings together industry with the end user to promote collaborative working practices
  • Improves outputs by adopting an innovative framework alliance approach
  • Promotes innovation and efficiency through the adoption of technology and modern methods of construction (MMC)
  • Supports the use of whole life cost approaches in public sector spending
  • Introduces government “boilerplate” clauses to standardise industry terms and conditions for best value
  • Supports a sustainable industry through prompt payment and social value initiatives
  • Provides access to SMEs at regional level
  • Complements integrated CCS frameworks for construction professional services, modular building, building materials and facilities management