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Appointment to new £1bn Pagabo Framework

Russell WBHO has been appointed to the £1bn Pagabo Refit & Refurbishment Framework.

The company is one of 93 suppliers named in the framework which went live today, Wednesday May 3rd 2023.

It is the second iteration of the Refit and Refurbishment Framework and sees a number of new firms successfully appointed.

The framework’s total value has increased to £1 billion to meet the demand from Pagabo’s ever-growing national client base across all major business sectors. Suppliers have been appointed across regional sublots, which sit under the five main value-based lots:

  • Lot 1 – £50k to £500k
  • Lot 2 – £500k to £1m
  • Lot 3 – £1m to £5m
  • Lot 4 – £5m to £15m
  • Lot 5 – £15m+

The framework will run for four years, providing a compliant and collaborative route to market for public sector clients to appoint suppliers through both direct award and further competition processes. To fully embed social value into the heart of all procurement activity from the outset of projects, all appointed suppliers and clients will have access to a free version of Loop’s social value calculation tool for Pagabo procured works.

The contracting authority for the new framework is Red Kite Learning Trust (RKLT), which is continuing the role from the original framework.

Jason Stapley, Chief Procurement Officer at Pagabo and our parent organisation The 55 Group, said: “With the focus on meeting net zero targets, many clients are becoming increasingly aware of the role refit and refurbishment will have on emissions across their assets and estates. It’s why it was so important to us to work with existing client organisations, specialists and the contracting authority to make sure this second-generation framework was absolutely fit for purpose.

“It’s been a huge effort from all involved to reach this point and launch the framework to market. Along with making sure everything we bring to market stays at the forefront of best practice and pushing the gold standard in procurement, we have been able to examine what works well and where we could make changes for greater benefit.

“The big increase in suppliers is down to a higher level of SME appointment than the original framework – something we’re dedicated to increasing all the time. We know that locality breeds the best social value possible, with SMEs and microbusinesses being absolutely central to this. We’re very much looking forward to seeing the first procurements come through the framework, and to see the difference all these suppliers will be able to make for clients and communities around the UK.”

For the full list go to the Pagabo website here.