Groundwork laid for new CCS Construction agreement

Engagement is underway on a major new commercial agreement to support public bodies to build, maintain and dispose of their buildings.

A Prior Information Notice (PIN) has been published for a new Construction Works Contractors agreement – which will enable public organisations, including government departments, arm’s length bodies, NHS Trusts and local authorities, to secure contractors for the construction, refurbishment and demolition of built assets.

The agreement could be worth around £30bn over 7 years, including an optional three-year extension. The framework is being designed to be suitable for all sizes of potential suppliers, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The agreement would be longer term than other CCS commercial agreements, to take account of the length and complexity of some major projects. It is being developed to support delivery of the Government Construction Strategy.

Sam Ulyatt, Strategic Category Commercial Director for CCS said: ‘The release of the PIN allows a great opportunity for all elements of the supply chain to work together to ensure we build a framework structure that works across the construction industry, and addresses the needs of both client and contractor. I would encourage all to participate to ensure this framework becomes the first choice for all public bodies.’

Engagement with potential suppliers and customers is underway. CCS conducted market surveys for potential suppliers and customers in 2017, for which 90 responses were received.

An industry day for potential suppliers will be held at Manchester Conference Centre on 14th February at 1pm.

If you would like to register to attend the industry day, please email with your details.

To follow the latest on the new Construction Works Contractors agreement, visit the CCS procurement pipeline page.