The team that set up the framework comprised experienced procurement, asset management and legal professionals from each of the Contracting Authorities. These Authorities have a number of years previous experience of establishing and managing framework and partnering arrangements. Many of the lessons learnt from previous frameworks have been included. The process included the following:

  • Compliance with The Public Contracts Regulations 2015
  • Rigorous quality checking
  • Consideration of case law relating to frameworks
  • The tender opening was independently witnessed
  • Firms appointed on the basis of 50% price/ 50% quality

Price assessment based on:

  • Tendered fee %s (overheads and profit)
  • Design on-cost (lots 3, 4, 5 and 7 only)
  • Schedules of rates for Equipment/Plant, Site Accommodation, People

Quality assessment based on:

  • Operations management (People/ Programme/ H&S/ BIM & Contractors Design)
  • Social responsibility (Employment and Skills plan and method statement/ Economic regeneration)
  • Sustainability (Carbon reduction)
  • Supply chain management (SCM performance management)


Organisations wishing to call off any projects via the YORcivil2 framework should satisfy themselves that the framework complies with their standing orders/ constitution.

Two separate OJEU adverts (one for each geographical area) were published on the 3rd December 2016, and an amendment was published on 24th January 2017. All notices can be found on Ted (Tenders Electronic Daily).

Copies of all OJEU notices are available below:

North and East area (2016-OJS234-427163-en) and amendment (2017-OJS016-026346-en)

South and West area (2016-OJS234-427165)  and amendment (2017-OJS016-026345-en)

OJEU Notice wording

“A framework agreement for Construction works, including Contractors design when required. The works involved are principally civil engineering works, bridges/structure works, highway surfacing works, flood alleviation works and Coastal works. In addition some building works may also be included. This framework replaces the original YORcivil Contractors Framework and builds upon its legacy of partnership and collaborative working.”

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV) codes

  • 45000000 Construction work
  • 45100000 Site preparation work
  • 45200000 Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work
  • 45300000 Building installation work
  • 45400000 Building completion work
  • 45233000 Construction, foundations and surface works for highways, roads
  • 45240000 Construction work for water projects
  • 71000000 Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

NUTS codes

North and East Area:

Lots 1 to 5 – UKE

Lot 6 – UKE and UKC

South and West Area:

Lots 1, 3, 5 to 7 – UKE and UKF

Lots 2, 4, 5 to 7 – UKE