Posted: 7th February
Frameworks should play a very important part in most Consultants’ businesses. For those of us who work in the public sector approximately 70% of construction spend is now through these vehicles. In the private sector many large corporate bodies have framework arrangements in place and more are following suit.
Frameworks have some downsides, but these are generally far outweighed by positive attributes. They reduce procurement costs, secure long-term workload and income, are a collaborative way of working and build long-term client relationships that deliver real benefit through capture of knowledge and best practice for the client. The key to success, however, is not just passively being part after securing involvement, but in ensuring that you put proactive framework management in place on all commissions.