Yorkon Awarded Public Sector Framework Agreement for the Supply of Modular Buildings for the Next Four Years
Off-site construction specialist, Yorkon, has been awarded a major framework agreement by Government Procurement Service for the supply of modular buildings across the public sector.
The four-year framework is for the supply of bespoke modular buildings for applications such as nursery, primary, secondary and further education facilities; office schemes, healthcare buildings and patient accommodation.
By avoiding costly competitive tendering, the new agreement will substantially reduce procurement time and cost for Yorkon's customers in the public sector.
Government Procurement Service, an executive agency of the Cabinet Office, is the largest professional buying organisation in the public sector, delivering cost savings by centralising procurement for Government departments, including health, education and local government.
Commenting on the framework, Simon Ambler, Director of Yorkon said, "We are very pleased to have been successful and to be appointed on the framework. This follows a rigorous, independent assessment of our off-site building system and services, as well as assurance of supply, our quality management procedures, regulatory compliance and commitment to innovation, as well as costs."
"The framework gives our customers in the public sector an alternative method of procurement that will substantially reduce procurement time and deliver significant cost savings."
Yorkon is a market-leading supplier of off-site building solutions across the public sector. Recent contracts include:
- A challenging project to double capacity of the cardiac catheterisation unit at Lister Hospital in Stevenage, which involved adding a new storey on to the roof of the existing unit that was provided by Yorkon in 2004
- A two-storey classroom building at Ninestiles School - a high performing academy in Birmingham.
- Construction of a new purpose-built satellite haemodialysis unit for Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust for the delivery of renal services out in the community in line with the Government's health strategy.
Yorkon provides bespoke steel-framed buildings, which are manufactured off site in significantly less time, with less disruption and less impact on the environment. Its projects have been recognised by numerous independent awards and accolades for design, build quality, project performance and customer service excellence.
Over the past six years Yorkon has delivered 96 per cent of its building projects on time and 94 per cent on budget, rising to a staggering 99 per cent for the last two years - well in excess of construction industry averages.
Yorkon is part of the Portakabin Group.
The advantages of off-site construction include:
• Programme times reduced by up to 50 per cent for earlier handover and occupation
• Reduced disruption with safer, quieter and cleaner construction
• A robust pre-installed concrete floor option for enhanced performance for high traffic areas
• Buildings can be easily extended vertically or horizontally and expanded without decanting
• Material wastage reduced by up to 90 per cent
• Up to 90 per cent fewer vehicle movements to site
• Improved quality and reduced future maintenance
• A high level of design flexibility internally and externally
• Improved thermal efficiency for lower running costs and reduced carbon emissions
• Greater assurance of delivery on time and on budget.