£600m Southern Modular Building Solutions Framework Success for Extraspace Solutions

Posted on October 16, 2016 by Categories: About Purpol Marketing, Bid Management, Marketing Tags: , , ,

Extraspace Solutions Extraspace Solutions are a Leading Provider of Modular and Prefabricated Buildings for a Broad Spectrum of Sectors in the UK and Ireland. With Offices throughout UK and Ireland, they provide a total package, delivering turnkey solutions for modular building and offsite construction projects, Extraspace Solutions ensure that every project is managed smoothly and comprehensively from start to finish, on time and on budget.

Hampshire County Council procures temporary and modular building requirements via its Modular Volumetric Buildings Framework, in conjunction with framework partner Surrey County Council. Other named councils have also accessed this framework to source temporary/modular and permanent buildings.

The Southern Modular Building Solutions framework was actively tendered in spring 2016 with the aim of offering an alternative to traditional build accommodation. This form of construction lends itself to temporary/demountable buildings and it is also an alternative to traditional forms of construction for permanents buildings. It is estimated that the 4-year framework will have an overall spend of £600m.

ESS recognised the importance of this framework to their business and approached Purpol Marketing to support and develop the bid submission to ensure a position on two lots:
• Lot 3: Permanent Buildings of modular construction between £100k and £3m
• Lot 4: Permanent Buildings of modular construction over £3m

The project had a very short timeframe and required the response to demonstrate knowledge of the construction process, governmental policy issues and latest issues including Government Soft Landing (GSL), Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Whole life costing all within a tight page count. Overall the submission required the demonstration of competence within five areas around the scenario and core issues:
• Design Management and Development
• Project Management
• Handover and Aftercare
• Financial Control
• Framework delivery

Purpol set about drafting the submission responses drawing upon our expertise of the market place, industry issues and framework issues ensuring a consistent message was generated through each lot submission. This was then reviewed with the ESS to draw upon their expert knowledge of the build process for the scenario within each Lot. This ensured best practice, key framework drivers such as BIM and GSL were consistently demonstrated throughout.

Notification has been received that ESS have indeed successfully won places on both Lots 3 and 4, in line with their target. Purpol Marketing are delighted that their expertise has resulted in such an important win for their valued client.

Paul Tierney – Managing Director Extraspace Solutions Limited commented:
“We are over the moon with what Purpol Marketing delivered, they impressed us with their construction knowledge as well as their flexibility to work to our changing requirements. This framework win was a key target for us, securing a place on both lots we wanted is a testament to Purpol’s efforts alongside our team”