YORconsult2 Overview

YORconsult2 was launched on 07 November 2018. It is a framework for the procurement of consultancy services, principally for construction related services:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Building
  • Housing
  • Environmental Services
  • Estates Services
  • Local Authority Planning Services

In addition to the core areas listed above YORconsult2 also covers specialist areas such as renewable energy services, and has introduced a new lot for archaeology services.

YORconsult2 provides local authorities and other public sector organisations and registered charities with access to high quality construction related consultants. Provision is included for the following organisations to access the framework:

  • Central Government Departments and their Agencies,
  • National Health Service Bodies,
  • Local Authorities (including County Councils, Unitary Authorities, District (Borough) Councils, Town Councils and Parish Councils),
  • Registered Social Landlords (including Registered Providers and Housing Associations) and any other category of social landlord,
  • Local Authority regulated companies including Arms Length Management Organisations,
  • Police Authorities,
  • Fire Authorities (including Fire and Rescue Authorities),
  • Educational Establishments (including schools maintained by Local Authorities, Academies, City Technology Colleges, the Learning and Skills Council, Further Education Establishments and Universities), and
  • Registered Charities

Areas

YORconsult2 is structured to complement the geography and diversity of demand across the region. The core Yorkshire and Humber region covers some 15,500 square kilometres with a population of approximately 5 million situated in its cities, towns and villages. As an enhancement over the original framework, coverage under YORconsult2 has been extended to include the North East, Lincolnshire and parts of the Midlands.

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YORconsult2 North and East map

YORconsult2 South and West map

The YORconsult2 framework consists of two sub-regional frameworks each with separate lots dealing with different types of works. By structuring YORconsult2 in this way it ensures that the diverse requirements of regional Local Authorities and other regionally based Public Sector bodies can be met by competent Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in addition to larger regional and national contractors.

Two regional Local Authorities have collaborated as a project team in the procurement of the YORconsult2 framework each representing one of the sub-regional frameworks:

  • East and North sub-regional framework – East Riding Of Yorkshire Council
  • South and West sub-regional framework – Sheffield City Council

Lots

Each area of the YORconsult2 framework consists of 16 lots based upon the different disciplines (listed below).

YORconsult2 Framework Lotting Structure
Lot 1 Civil Engineering Services
Lot 2 Transportation Services
Lot 3 Multi Disciplinary Building Services
Lot 4 Architectural Services
Lot 5 Quantity Surveying Services
Lot 6 Structural Engineering Services
Lot 7 Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Services
Lot 8 Building Surveying Services
Lot 9 Project Management/ Contract Administration and Site Supervision Services
Lot 10 Renewable Energies Services
Lot 11 Asbestos Survey Services
Lot 12 Environmental Services
Lot 13 Estates Professional Services
Lot 14 Local Authority Forward Planning Services and Development Management Services
Lot 15 Archaeology Services
Lot 16 Coastal Services (East and North Area only)