Construction Professional Services Framework

Reference code: 
PCD 273
Date signed: 
16 October 2017
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

This paper recommends the award of 17 suppliers to a 6 lot framework for the provision of various construction related professional services. The framework is scheduled for a 4 year period, and has an estimated value of up to £50m, the MOPAC element being £40m. Approval of this framework does not restrict MOPAC to its use only for these services, or to any financial commitment. 


The DMPC is asked to award a four year, up to £50m, Construction Professional Services Framework Agreement with appointment of 17 multi-disciplinary construction consultancy service providers to one or more of six service Lots as listed in exempt Appendix 2.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

1.    Introduction and background

1.1.    MPS Property Services require access to construction related professional services to enable the delivery of the Estates element of the MOPAC capital programme.  The capital programme envisages total investment in the estate of up to £714m.

1.2.    Construction related professional services include project and programme management, cost management, design services and building control services.

2.    Issues for consideration

2.1.    The existing 4 year framework has expired. This paper recommends the award of a 6 lot framework to cover the various services needed to support the delivery of the capital programme. This framework complements the Minor and Intermediate Building Works framework MOPAC approved in August 2017.  The estimated value of the framework is up to £50m, including provision for non-MOPAC bodies call off from the framework.
2.2.    The approval of the award of this framework does not commit MOPAC to any expenditure, and does not restrict MOPAC to its use only in obtaining these services.  

3.    Financial Comments

3.1.    The cost of any MOPAC call off or direct award from this framework will be met from the relevant capital project budget, and will be subject to the relevant MPS and MOPAC governance of the specific business case.

4.    Legal Comments

4.1    The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) is a contracting authority as defined in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015).  When awarding public contracts for goods and services valued at £172,514 or above, all contracting authorities must do so in accordance with PCR 2015. This report confirms the value of the requirement exceeds this threshold.  Consequently, the provisions of the PCR 2015 will apply. 

4.2    Paragraph 4.13 of the MOPAC Scheme of Delegation and Consent (the Scheme) requires that approval is obtained by the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC) for all requests to go out to tender for contracts of £500,000 or above. 

4.3    A full OJEU restricted tender has been undertaken in accordance with Public Contract Regulations 2015.  A procurement exercise has been undertaken to determine MOPAC can compliantly utilise the new Framework Agreement for the purpose of awarding call-off contracts under it. 

5.    Equality Comments

5.1    There are no direct equality implications arising from this decision. 

6.    Background/supporting papers

Appendix 1 – MPS Construction Professional Services Framework 

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