Use of the South West Consultants Framework can potentially bring a number if benefits to Users:

  • Significant savings in front end procurement costs
  • Users can either call off from the framework (Lot B only), or re-open competition within it, removing the need for them to conduct full tender exercises or lengthy Consultant evaluations each time they have a requirement, saving both the time and cost associated with procurement exercises
  • Minimises duplication of effort and time taken within the tendering process (for Users and Consultants)
  • A clear, straightforward mechanism for engaging Consultants
  • Early Consultant engagement facilitating rapid project start up
  • More timely and efficient programme delivery
  • Reduced overall construction costs from improved relationships
  • Greater sharing of User/Consultant intelligence
  • High quality consultancy services from function experts in their individual disciplines
  • Competitive rates through the Framework Agreement
  • The established Framework is fully compliant with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015
  • The Framework will be managed and monitored by Torbay Council, who will take your views and requirements into account in managing the Framework.