Public & Private Sector Frameworks form an integral part of our business.
As a financially secure family company we are pleased to be adding value to frameworks with a value in excess of £40bn over their lifetime.
Our success on becoming an award-winning framework member is based on our commitment to customer satisfaction.
These National and Regional Frameworks include:
Department for Education Contractors Framework, Department for Education Modern Methods of Construction (Offsite Construction), Crown Commercial Services, NHS Shared Business Services, Yorbuild, North West Construction Hub, Procure North West Contractor Framework, University of Warwick Contractors Framework, North East Universities Purchasing Consortium and Manchester Airports Group.
Our frameworks are managed nationally to ensure consistency of approach and delivered locally to ensure that social value is maximised and sustained.
We have more than 500 staff with framework experience who are supported nationally by our expert, long term supply chain which includes SMEs
As a pro-active framework member will offer:
- A national framework team
- Dedicated local delivery teams
- Experienced integrated supply chain
- Collaborative approach
- Sharing innovation and best practice
- Targeted continuous improvement at a framework and project level
- Cost effective, whole life proposals.
- A commitment to invest to develop solutions which use Modern Methods of Construction.
- Deliver on Social Value through construction and legacy.
- Support clients to achieve their NZC goals.
- Commitment to be NZC by 2040
Our National Frameworks Team is led by Main Board Director, Chris Arno and Framework Director, James Vaux Anderson.
Chris joined B+K in 1999 and is a focused, motivated professional with more than 30 years experience of adding value to clients’ requirements in both the public and private sectors.
Since 2013 he has led our National Frameworks Team at Bowmer + Kirkland and although he was promoted to th Main Board in 2023, he retains responsibility for the team’s performance.
He has a detailed positive approach, working closely with framework providers, framework users and our expert integrated supply chain to ensure that the objectives set out in the project brief are successfully achieved.
Chris is committed to monitoring, managing and challenging performance across all our frameworks, promoting good behaviour, innovation, best practice, and collaboration that also ensures that all projects are successfully delivered to the highest level of quality within the framework and to project timescales and on budget.
James Vaux Anderson
James has more than 18 years’ experience of successfully delivering more than £2.4bn of projects through frameworks, whilst ensuring that 100% of these projects were delivered both to time and cost.
He joined Bowmer + Kirkland in 2014 as joint leader of our Frameworks Team with Chris.
James is a thorough leader and is responsible for all operational, commercial and technical requirements of our framework clients.
He has led on the development of both our framework commercial processes – ‘Key2Commercial’ – and ‘Configure’ – our offsite solution.
He is currently leading on Net Zero Carbon (NZC) across all our frameworks.
James ensures we deliver a consistent approach to our financial processes offering leadership, training and sharing best practice across all our frameworks.
He is accountable to the main board for all commercial matters and developing our framework offer.
Key Framework People
Chris and James are supported by our core framework team of Chris Shaw, Steve Green, Jamie Rowlett, Joe Slater, Seya Tansill and our regional framework managers in our five regional offices located in the North East, North West, North Midlands and Yorkshire, East Midlands and Southern.
Awards for our framework projects:
- DfE Contractors framework
We were honoured to be named Contractor of the Year by the DfE on the Contractors Framework in the high-value band awards in recognition of our approach, culture and success in bidding and delivering schemes. We are also the DfE’s KPI Ranked No1 contractor for both Traditional and Offsite Frameworks.
- North West Regional Construction Awards, Project of the Year – Energy House 2.0
- Constructing Excellence, Integration and Collaborative Working Award – The Catalyst Building, Newcastle upon Tyne
- Institute of Civil Engineers, Project of the Year – The Catalyst Building, Newcastle upon Tyne
- MIPM, Best Urban Project – The Catalyst Building, Newcastle upon Tyne
- Considerate Constructors Scheme, Innovation Award – Bolder Academy, Isleworth
Click on the frameworks below for a selection of example projects: