Building Futures

Frameworks - SPA

The Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) is a new approach for procurement in Scotland, created for public sector organisations that buy products and services for the construction, refurbishment and maintenance of social housing and public buildings.

It is backed by LHC, one of the leading and most respected procurement companies in the UK.

As well as providing compliance, quality and best value to members, SPA frameworks support a streamlined process from the award of a contract (call-off) to completion of a project.

All SPA frameworks have been established in strict compliance with the Scottish public sector procurement rules for use by publicly funded organisations in Scotland as detailed in the SPA buyer profile.

CCG has been working with the SPA since its formation in 2016. During that time, public sector clients have benefited from a streamlined, cost-effective approach to deliver affordable housing as well as optimised solutions in the area of planned maintenance.

Take new build housing – by utilising the SPA NH1 Framework, CCG has managed to deliver over 1500 affordable homes whilst creating a pipeline beyond 2021 thanks to a series of strategic partnerships with local authority partners such as East Ayrshire Council, West Dunbartonshire Council and Perth and Kinross Council, amongst others.

In addition, CCG has completed over 1200 planned maintenance installations in the area of kitchen and bathroom replacements undertaken for clients across Scotland.

SPA’s more recent framework launches include NH2 Offsite Construction Framework Workstream 2, a workstream that allows for the development of housing, student and care accommodation using offsite (panelised) methods of construction, of which CCG is ranked 1st in Scotland, and the new Energy Efficiency and Associated Works workstream.