Jackson has won another place on the £1bn YORCivil2 Framework, a replacement for the hugely successful YORCivil1 framework, which delivered 180 projects over six years.
YORCivil2 is a collaborative regional construction framework for the procurement of civil engineering/highways contractors to carry out projects for the Yorkshire and Humber region’s 22 local authorities, other regionally-based public sector bodies and third sector organisations.
YORCivils1 delivered an estimated £222 million worth of work over its lifetime, and Jackson delivered projects such as the A164 Humber to Beverley Improvement Scheme and the Cottingham and Orchard Park Flood Alleviation Scheme.
Jackson’s Technical Director Jim Chaplin said: “We’re delighted with this win. The framework encompasses five ‘added value’ themes around social economic and environmental benefits which align really well with our own company values and ethos. During the first YORCivil Framework we worked with East Riding Council to offer employment and skills opportunities for young people, and one of the participants still works for us today – proving that these initiatives have a lasting impact.”
Councillor Symon Fraser, cabinet portfolio holder for strategic asset management, housing and environment at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “It is fantastic that this new framework, at its heart, looks to provide real and tangible benefits for local industry. SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber region will benefit financially from YORcivil2 and hundreds of local jobs will be supported.”
“The framework will also encourage apprentices and students to develop the skills necessary for a career in construction. YORcivil2 is a prime example of the public sector and the private sector working together to benefit everyone and boost the local economy.”
In total, 29 civil engineering/highways firms have been successful in winning a place on the Yorkshire and Humber regional YORcivil2 Contractors Framework from the 59 firms that applied and the 180 that expressed an interest.