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Place Shaping | Scotland

Project value: All values

Framework details

Framework name
Place Shaping | Scotland

Project Value
All values

Framework Status
Active

Framework Expiry Date
4 January 2025

Partner
Arup
www.arup.com

Arup is an independent firm of specialists committed to delivering industry-wide sustainability initiatives and place shaping consultancy services to the public sector.

Through the SCAPE SCOTLAND Consultancy | Place Shaping framework, Arup is dedicated to delivering value and opportunity for the public sector and communities across Scotland.

Through the framework, we provide a full consultancy service in relation to the strategic management and place shaping of the Scottish public estate, offering technical excellence, efficient organisation and a personalised service. Our team comprises of experts in the fields of structural and civil engineering, multidisciplinary building engineering (structural, mechanical, electrical and public health), geotechnics, water engineering, transportation and environmental studies. These principle areas are supported by a wide range of inhouse risk and resilience, asset management, climate action strategies and digital transformation specialists.

So, whether you're looking for advice on funding, project prioritisation and resourcing, or help to achieve carbon zero targets, you have instant access to our teams who will be on hand to support you, offering training, framework advice and support.

Working collaboratively with our clients from day one, we're able to accelerate projects and deliver efficient, innovative and sustainable solutions. By offering a unique range of framework services, we have an unrivalled record of providing added value and social value back into our local communities.

Together, we are committed to shaping a more sustainable, better world. Let us make sure that your strategic vision for your estate becomes a reality.

The pandemic has had a dramatic impact on communities this year, but it has also highlighted that the connection between people and place matters more than ever. Maximising our community assets and reinventing our public spaces through creative placemaking will play a key role towards both Covid and climate recovery. This is why we are looking forward to working with the local authorities through the SCAPE SCOTLAND Consultancy | Place Shaping framework to help them successfully deliver projects that will bring real benefit to their communities.”

Colin McCreath
Leader of Infrastructure Advisory Services in Scotland | Arup

Our Services

  • Policy and Strategy Advisory Services
  • Corporate Governance, Funding and Finance
  • Transformation and Operational Efficiency Improvement
  • Procurement and Commercial Advice
  • Evaluation and risk advisory services
  • Development and Programme Management Services
  • Estate Management and Asset Optimisation
  • Climate Action and Energy Advisory
  • Digitisation and Technology Advisory

Why choose SCAPE?

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To give you the very best procurement experience, you have access to the following platforms:

An electronic signature and legal document exchange service that makes completing and signing your templates and legal documents easier than ever before. Whilst capturing the essential terms of your contract in a compliant way, DocuSign also speeds up the process between us, you and your chosen delivery partner.

A fully functional, safe and secure extranet that gives you complete control over your project documents in a digital workspace dedicated to your organisation. Gaining access to the tools and advice you need is now faster than ever, giving you peace of mind that when you need support, it’s right there in the palm of your hand.

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Your team

To help deliver your projects to the highest standard and create the best outcomes for everyone, when you need advice, we’re here to help. At any stage of your project, our specialist teams are here to help you with:

  • Responsible and compliant procurement
  • Strategic advice
  • Delivery partner coordination, performance and management
  • Project performance and social value
  • Project risk and legal support
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Our engagement process

01 Before you start

We’ll help you to explore your project requirements and help you to identify the framework options available to you, to achieve the very best possible outcomes.

To use any of our direct award frameworks, a simple form called an Access Agreement is required. It only needs to be signed once, it carries no cost or commitment, and allows you to use any of our current or future frameworks.

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02 Inception

At this point, we’ll be with you as you start to build a relationship with Arup.

We’ll help you to understand the SCAPE process and we’ll be with you at every step of the way to give you any advice or training that you need, to get your project started with confidence.

03 Brief

Arup will work closely with you and your team, holding in depth discussions and workshops to make sure they fully understand your project aspirations, including timescales and budget.

We’ll also be with you at every step of the way, ready to give you guidance or support throughout this process.

04 Delivery Agreement

At this stage, you’ll be ready to enter into an agreement with Arup.

Using the NEC Professional Service Contract or Short Contract, the Delivery Agreement will set the commercial and technical parameters of their appointment,

Your local SCAPE representative will also be on hand to give you any advice you need at this stage.

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Your framework toolkit

We can support you at every stage of your procure journey, from finding a framework to our access agreements or viewing our live procurement projects.

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Keep up to date with our live and upcoming procurement activities, attend a forthcoming market awareness event and download important documents here.

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Find your regional contact

Our teams are locally based, ensuring that local knowledge and expertise is embedded into every project.

Your local contacts are not only employed purely because of their technical capabilities, but also because they have lived and worked in your region for many years. They are ready to advise you about our services and to help you to achieve the superior project and community outcomes you seek.