National Highways

Scheme Delivery Framework (SDF)

Scheme Delivery Framework was procured through the pandemic, delivering an impressive £3.6bn framework with 54 suppliers, many of which are SME's. SME accessibility was at the heart of every decision.

"The can-do approach by NH procurement team combined with their foresight and proactive ways of early engagement is an example in excellence in structuring a SME friendly Framework. Their informative Clinics briefing suppliers on the requirements encouraged participation from SMEs who, without the clinics, may have decided against bidding for and winning slots on the Framework. It is a remarkable lesson for future frameworks", Martin Traynor, Crown Rep for SMEs