Hub launches EPS framework, at last

Two years after promising more efficient public procurement through a new engineering and professional services framework, the North West Construction Hub has confirmed the full list of approved EPS consultants.

The EPS framework covers the following disciplines, broken down into a complex set of lots divided by contract value and geographic area:

  • Architecture
  • Building and Quantity Surveying
  • Project and Programme Management
  • Multi Discipline Services
  • Sustainability and Environment
  • Valuation and Market Analysis
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Building Services
  • Regeneration
  • Landscaping and Artisan Services

Full list of consultants below

The full list of 55 consultants was published on a new website launched by EPS joint venture partners NWCH, Manchester City Council and the Centre for Construction Innovation at the University of Salford.

Hundreds of firms applied for a place on the EPS following a series of open days and invitation to tender in autumn 2010. The first successful bidders were not named until April 2012 .

The initiative began life at the North West Development Agency but was re-evaluated and delayed following the agency's demise when the hub was handed over to the current partners.

The partners said the EPS will "enable public sector organisations, construction companies and built environment professionals to work in partnership to deliver projects more efficiently, on time and cost, with an enhanced focus on quality and added value outcomes to support local communities."

For more information visit the dedicated EPS framework website

EPS consultants

  • AA Projects
  • Aecome
  • Aedas Architects
  • Ansell & Bailey
  • Appleyard & Trew
  • Atkins
  • Austin-Smith:Lord
  • Bernard Taylor Partnership
  • Beverley Clifton Morris
  • Bowker Sadler Partnership
  • Building Design Partnership
  • Capita Symonds
  • Davis Langdon
  • Dixon Webb
  • Drivers Jonas Deloitte
  • EC Harris
  • The Environment Partnership
  • Fairhursts Design Group
  • Faithful + Gould
  • Gill Massey
  • GVA
  • Halcrow Group
  • Ian Simpson Architects
  • IGL Surveying
  • Jacobs Engineering UK
  • Jennings Design Associates
  • John McCall Architects
  • JYM Partnership
  • Keppie Massie
  • Kinnear Landscape Architect
  • KKA Architects
  • Lancaster Maloney
  • Lovelock Mitchell Architects
  • Mace
  • Mott MacDonald
  • NPS Property Consultants
  • Ove Arup & Partners
  • Paddock Johnson Partnership
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • PRP Architects
  • Rider Levett Bucknall
  • S I Sealy & Associates
  • SDA Consulting
  • Simon Fenton Partnership
  • Steven A Hunt & Associates
  • Sweett UK
  • Taylor Young
  • Todd & Ledson
  • Triangle Architects
  • Turner & Townsend
  • URS Infrastructure & Environment UK
  • Wardell Armstrong
  • Wilkinson Cowan Partnership
  • WSP
  • WYG Engineering

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This is a totally exclusive procurement process, which will not bring any of the suggested savings. Two years to get to a point where 90% of the professionals in the North West are to be excluded from tendering opportunities over the next four years! Disgusting – I seriously question whether this exclusive process is legal and would urge the Institutes representing the majority of the professional disciplines to take what ever action possible to stop such an abuse of the mass of talented people who will now be prevented from working locally.It is interesting that the Engineering discipline pulled out of the process completely when it was originally set up as an Engineering Procurement PQQ

By Martin Band

cannot argue with any of Martin Bands comments! A brilliant example of the public sector at their very best. ps is the North West particularly good at being so bad??

By tdb