The team that set up the YORconsult2 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 and due diligence
  • Consideration of recent case law relating to Frameworks e.g. Northern Ireland cases.
  • The Tender opening was conducted electronically
  • All firms who submitted tenders were first assessed against the Minimum Standards section of the framework tender. Firms passing the minimum standards then had their tenders assessed on a Price (60%) / Quality (40%) basis with firms being appointed to the framework in line with the tendering criteria.

Price assessment based on:

  • Percentage Fee Element (for building projects)
  • Hourly Staff Rates
  • On-cost
  • Multiplier
  • Refurbishment Uplift
  • Lead Designer Uplift
  • Principal Designer Uplift
  • Additions for Tender Document Preparation
  • Additions for Project Management / Contract Administration / Employers Agent Roles

Quality assessment based on:

  • People
  • Potential to manage and control costs and progress on call-off projects
  • BIM / Soft Landings
  • Employment and Skills Method Statement
  • Framework Management


Organisations wishing to call off any projects via the YORconsult2 framework should satisfy themselves that the framework complies with their standing orders/ constitution. The following information is included in this respect.

Two separate OJEU adverts were published, both on the 3rd March 2018 for the North & East Areas (reference number 2018/S 044-096152) and South & West areas (reference number 2018/S 044-096142). Details can be found on the web-site

OJEU notice wording

The YORconsult2 framework agreements have been “set up to serve all public sector bodies (and their statutory successors) and 3rd sector organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber region, North East of England, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire, as detailed in the procurement documents. It is for construction related consultancy services and services ancillary to construction work, estate services, local authority planning services and environmental services. The full list of accessing bodies is detailed within VI.3. Principles of collaborative working and partnering will be key to the relationships under the framework.”

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV) codes

  • Main CPV code: 71000000 Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

For details of other CPV codes used please see OJEU notices detailed above.

NUTS codes