On the 13th December, prominent public and private sector leaders within the construction and property industry will come together at the Construction Frameworks Conference – one of the sector’s largest conference of the year.

The conference, hosted by Built Environment Networking in the South Yorkshire city of Sheffield, will see some of the industry’s biggest names from both the public and private sector lead a discussion on frameworks to help delegates achieve best value from their procurement, demonstrate best practice in developing and operating frameworks, and allow for the sector to meet and collaborate.

The day-long conference will bring together major public-sector framework operators, public and private sector procurement professionals, framework professionals and potential bidders for those frameworks – with best practice presentations, panel discussions and workshops part of the conference.

Kevin Murray, Deputy Director and Head of Property & Construction at the Crown Commercial Services, said: “This conference provides a great opportunity for sharing knowledge which is a key enabler to achieve better whole life value for the taxpayer from public sector construction. It’ll also help drive economic growth across the UK by showcasing a range of alternative procurement and contracting options.”

Simon Toplass, Chief Executive Officer, Pagabo, said “The conference will provide a great forum for the discussion and dissemination of the latest developments in construction frameworks. It will bring together the movers and shakers to share best practices and delegates can learn about the latest advance’s frameworks offer to help leverage public procurement.  Time out of the office must deliver a return on investment – and conferences liker this always deliver.

Rod Brasington, Chief Executive of Prosper, said: “We’re delighted to be speaking at this conference. Procurement has changed a lot over the last few years so it’s important for people in the sector to come together like this and discuss the best practice and how we can all be more efficient in the way we work. We’re really looking forward to the event.”

Mark Chadwick, Director of Business Services at Fusion21 said: “As a national provider of procurement and technical expertise in the built environment, we’re proud to be supporting this event as a conference partner. In addition to exhibiting, we’ll be discussing our new Construction Works Framework, which launches at the end of November and is designed to support our members to deliver capital works programmes across the breadth of the public sector.”

Jonathan Wildgoose, Chair of Wildgoose Construction Ltd, said: ‘’It is a known fact that framework agreements establish the required level of service between a buyer and the supplier. By meeting prominent public and private sector leaders at the Construction Frameworks Conference, we aim to remove barriers and promote the many benefits that our local, family owned SME brings when undertaking new build projects.’’

Andrew Tilford, Commercial Director of Wildgoose Construction Ltd, said: ‘’Attending this conference enables us to demonstrate to the public and private sector that framework buyers can utilise a local SME contractor to meet their bespoke requirements with regards to delivering award winning construction products and services.’’

Karen Davenport, Frameworks Director at BAM Construction, said: “BAM’s leading position in public sector work is based on our ability to develop long term partnerships that embrace collaborative and integrated approaches and add social, economic and environmental value. BAM has been selected to deliver Construction Frameworks for the Department for Education, Crown Commercial Services, Department of Health, in addition to regional frameworks for delivering the design and construction of new build and refurbishment schemes for schools, colleges, universities, council and government facilities and hospitals.”

Keith Griffiths, MD of Built Environment Networking said: ‘’Our conferences have a history of bringing together the top business and civic leaders who have the power and influence to make a change – with our most recent Economic Growth Conferences in Cambridge, Leeds and Bristol an example of that. Frameworks are a major part of the construction sector with over 7,000 operational in the UK, with billions of pounds of work and consultancy fees let through them each year. This conference will give businesses the opportunity to connect and collaborate with those in the sector, whilst discovering new ways to achieve best value, reduce costs, achieve best practice and ultimately win new clients.’’


For more information or to book tickets to the event on the 13th December 2018 please visit: www.built-environment-networking.com/CFC18 and for media enquiries please contact Nathan Spencer on nathan.spencer@www.built-environment-networking.com.