Stepnell reappointed to Procure Partnerships Framework

Category: Frameworks

We are delighted to confirm that Stepnell has been successful in securing a place on the next generation of the Procure Partnerships Framework (PPF).

With forecasts of over £8bn of work being procured through this framework over the next four years, the new iteration is set to transform public sector procurement. In 2022/23 Stepnell delivered £17m of projects under the Framework with a forecast of in excess of £40m of projects being delivered during the current year 2023/24.

Our successful bid was only made possible through the hard work and efforts of Stepnell employees delivering live projects across the life of the previous framework. A customer satisfaction rate of over 98% recognises the quality of finished works that we have produced for clients, and our focus continues to be delivering a quality product, to programme with delighted clients.

Key successes across the first four years of the framework have included:

  • 100% record of compliance, performance and providing data on PPF projects
  • 100% delivery of projects to client quality aspiration to time/budget
  • 98% average client satisfaction 
  • 12 completed projects
  • 54.21% average social value add 
  • £12.27m social value add
  • 2 PPF Social Value Awards 2023 nominations
  • Average local spend: 67% @ 30-miles
  • 161,900 accident free hours PPF projects

The framework as a whole has national coverage, broken down into geographical Lots with regional governance that align well with our coverage across the Midlands, East Midlands, South West and the South. The lots we have secured places on are Construction works from £50k to £15m, Infrastructure Works from £1-15m and Decarbonisation and Retrofit from £50k to £15m across all our geographical regions.

Both the infrastructure and decarbonisation Lots are new to the national Procure Partnerships Framework, having a successful North West infrastructure framework already in place.

Infrastructure gives clients the opportunity to access our infrastructure expertise including public realm works and site wide infrastructure, such as current schemes at Market Square in Coalville Leicestershire, Marlborough Square in Northampton, and Stavely 21 in Chesterfield.

Our infrastructure expertise also includes some unique one-off projects such as an aerodynamic testing facility – Catesby Tunnel, which includes some of the flattest roads in Europe, if not the World.

The Decarbonisation Lot provides an excellent opportunity for clients to access the services of our embedded Energy & Renewables Company – Step Energy. We have a longstanding history of delivering energy and renewable focused projects, with a wealth of experience in the sector.

With a clear emphasis across the industry towards refurbishment of existing buildings coupled with energy reduction measures to reduce both embodied carbon and lifecycle emissions. Step Energy has been set up to provide clients an in-house solution to energy efficiency and carbon reduction.

We look forward to continuing providing clients with the best experience throughout their project lifecycles, with added value, targeted social value, sustainable solutions and decarbonisation at the core of all schemes, evidenced through excellent KPI conformance.

Robbie Blackhurst, Director and Founder of Procure Partnerships Framework commented: “We have expanded our portfolio to cater to the growing needs of the industry whilst ensuring clients have access to specialist contractors for their projects. Stepnell has an extensive portfolio of delivering successful projects, and we’re delighted to welcome them back onto the second iteration of the Procure Partnerships Framework. Their specialist expertise in infrastructure and decarbonisation is an invaluable asset to the framework, and we look forward to seeing what Stepnell achieves over the next four years.”

If you would like to know more about our offering through the Procure Partnerships Framework please contact Framework Director Lewis Archibald.

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