Note: this section refers to the original YORbuild framework which expired in November 2015 and was replaced by YORbuild2. Please visit the YORbuild2 Call-off Methods page for up to date information.
Accessing the YORbuild Framework
Accessing the YORbuild Framework is easy. Any public sector organisation can enjoy the many benefits that it offers following these six steps:
- Contact a YORbuild Framework Manager to discuss your requirements.
- Set out the key aspects of your project i.e. potential cost, timescales and key drivers for the procurement/call-off process (agreeing the appropriate lot).
- Agree with the YORbuild Framework Manager the service that you require.
- Execute the Access and Confidentiality Agreement (see attached document opposite) granting use from the relevant Contracting Authority to use the YORbuild Framework.
- Carry out the call-off process to select a YORbuild Contractor.
- Monitor Contractor Performance
During the project delivery stage the YORbuild team will work closely with the user of the framework in the delivery of the strategic initiatives and measurement of key performance indicators including a project de-briefing for larger projects where necessary.
Quality Initiated Call-Off (QIC)
A Framework Consultant is directly selected using the QIC (rotation) process from the respective lot of the framework without competition based upon qualitative criteria. A Tender is then developed with the selected single Framework Consultant and any subsequent call off contract is awarded.
Quality Mini Competition (Two Stage)
A number of Framework Consultants return submissions for the award of a call-off contract by means of a quality competition only. A Tender is subsequently developed with the selected Framework Consultant and any subsequent call off contract is awarded.
Price Quality Mini Competition (Two Stage)
A Tender is subsequently developed with the selected Framework Consultant and any subsequent call off contract is awarded. Note that the framework has been set up to permit variance in the balance of price/ quality assessments which can range between 20/80 and 80/20.
Price/Quality Mini Competition (Single Stage)
A number of Framework Consultants submit competitive quotations for the award of a call-off contract by means of a price & quality competition. Note that the framework has been set up to permit variance in the balance of price/ quality assessments which can range between 30/70 and 90/10.
Price Only Mini Competition (Single Stage)
A number of Framework Consultants submit competitive quotations for the award of a call off contract by means of a price competition only.
Framework Tendering Lessons Learnt
The YORbuild Framework Management Team (FMT) are aware that the tendering market has been ‘warming up’ over the last few months, mainly as a result of an increase in private sector activity and this looks set to continue as the economy improves. This situation can also arise in the run up to and during the summer holiday period each year.
To address potential issues with tendering capacity the FMT have been working with framework contractors and users to ensure that tender lists comprise a suitable number of firms with adequate capacity and capability to carry out future work. The document below contains a summary of measures that can be taken or are recommended to minimise the risk of insufficient tender returns.