Robert Woodhead secure 4 year regional framework

Robert Woodhead Limited has been selected as one of seven Minor Works Contractors to deliver public sector projects on the East Midlands Property Alliance (EMPA) Minor Works Construction Framework across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. The framework could be worth upwards of £33,000,000 for the contractor over the course of the four year framework.

Robert Woodhead has been appointed as sole contractors on the two EMPA Minor Works Construction Frameworks covering the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire regions. They will be able to deliver public sector construction projects up to a value of £350,000 in Nottinghamshire and projects up to £2,000,000 in Lincolnshire.

The EMPA Minor Works Framework is designed to offer publicly funded organisations an efficient route to deliver construction projects without the need to competitively tender individual or phased projects. This includes the use of a dedicated experienced team who will project manage the construction works from inception to completion with the ability to deliver projects to tight time frames.

Robert Woodhead were selected after a robust procurement process based on their commitment to collaborative working, emphasis on local delivery, strong past performance and community values.

David Woodhead, Managing Director of Robert Woodhead commented “We are delighted to have been appointed. Having previously worked on EMPA frameworks these new contracts will give us the continuity of work to offer our clients real social, economic and community value. We are committed to delivering regional projects locally and providing opportunities to local smaller companies and young people. As a direct result of winning this contract Robert Woodhead will be able to continue to grow and develop the local supply chains which will be a big boost for the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire economies.”

The Nottinghamshire based contractor has recently moved to larger serviced offices in Edwinstowe to accommodate an expanding workforce. Robert Woodhead has delivered multiple projects for public sector clients across Nottinghamshire including over 700 school projects and will continue to deliver repairs and maintenance services for Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council in addition to works secured through the EMPA Minor Works Framework.

Robert Woodhead also has a growing presence in Lincolnshire and will utilise satellite offices in Lincoln and Boston to deliver a local service and develop a local supply chain. Robert Woodhead’s specialist heritage team, Woodhead Heritage are currently delivering Lincoln Castle Revealed for Lincolnshire County Council, a multimillion pound Heritage Lottery Funded project.

Head of EMPA Alan Coole said: “The constraints on the finances of public sector bodies remain a firm reality, making it so important that they receive value for money from their construction projects.

“Contracts are secured through our extremely robust tender processes, so our clients can rest assured that their projects will be delivered on budget, on time and to a high standard. We look forward to working with clients and contractor to deliver improved training for local citizens and encouraging local delivery through the local supply chain which represents over 80% of spend on each project. All seven of the firms we have selected put forward excellent submissions and I would like to congratulate them on their success.”

For general enquiries please contact us or for EMPA project enquires please email empa@robert-woodhead.co.uk

For supply chain enquires please email sboden@robert-woodhead.co.uk

Pictured: The core EMPA Delivery Team

(L – R) Mark Maisey, Alistair Taylor, Glenn Slater, Derek McGrath, Teresa Westwood, David Woodhead, Simon Butler, Simon Boden and Juliet Slater.

Editorial contacts:

Mat Hall, Robert Woodhead Ltd Tel: 01623 873645 Email: mhall@robert-woodhead.co.uk

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