FAQ

Who is involved in YORhub?

Funding has been provided by the Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership and YoHr Space.

Each framework has a dedicated management team consisting of Procurement and Legal professionals from the Lead Authorities involved. Across the three YORframeworks the Lead Authorities are:

  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • Rotherham Borough Council
  • Scarborough Borough Council
  • Sheffield City Council

Who can access YORhub frameworks?

The YORframeworks are open for the use of Local Authorities, Public Sector Bodies i.e. Emergency Services, Police and Third Sector Organisations within Yorkshire and the Humber.

Is it free of charge for Local Authorities, Public Sector Bodies and Third Sector Organisations to procure projects via the YORbuild and YORcivil Frameworks?

There is a charge for using the YORframeworks which funds resources to provide a procurement service to members in addition to the framework management role. For information on fees for individual frameworks please see the frameworks section.

Do prospective Clients have to commit all of their projects to the YORframeworks or can they just procure one off projects?

Prospective Clients do not have to commit all of their projects to YORhub; YORhub should be of great interest to Local Authorities, Public Sector Bodies and Third Sector Organisations who may be contemplating one off project procurements. We would hope that through the excellent performance of Contractors and Consultants on the YORframeworks that prospective Clients will commit to the procurement of their projects via the Frameworks on an ongoing basis.

Can projects of any value be procured via YORhub frameworks?

Yes, none of the frameworks have a lower or upper limit on project value.

Why do collaborative construction frameworks similar to YORbuild provide improved performance and out turn costs?

Through the aggregation of Client requirements the framework has the potential to offer consistency in workload to the Contractor or Consultant over a large geographic region. In addition, the large value of the framework contracts attracted significant interest from companies across the region, improving competition, helping to drive down prices.

What form of Contract will be employed for projects under the YORFrameworks?

The YORframeworks have been procured to use the NEC3 form of contract for all call-offs, although YORconsult and YORbuild2 do allow for the use of alternative forms of contract. Please contact the Framework Managers for more information.

Why would a Local Authority, Public Sector Body or Third Sector Organisation procure a project via a YORFramework?

The YORframeworks have been procured in compliance with European Procurement requirements and provide users with access to Contractors/Consultants who have demonstrated their competence and capabilities against robust evaluation criteria. Due to the nature of the frameworks’ procurement, Local Authority, Public Sector Body or Third Sector organisations will be able to “call off” projects via a framework through a number of protocols which make the procurement of projects swifter and more efficient. In addition to this, collaborative construction frameworks have demonstrated improved performance and out turn costs through improved working and supply chain management.