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Our purpose is to be a force for good, shaping places, communities and infrastructure that everyone can be proud of.

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As a leading British-owned engineering design, energy and sustainability consultancy, we bring sustainable solutions to major infrastructure projects and landmark buildings.

It’s our job to create places that inspire, respect the environment, and deliver value for users, owners and investors.

When we embark on a journey, we work with you shoulder-to-shoulder. This includes recognising that our clients often need to demonstrate best value through competition, whilst minimising the cost and time taken to procure effectively.

These OJEU-compliant frameworks provide a range of flexible and robust procurement routes making it quicker and more cost-effective for the public sector to procure our services.

They’ve all been tendered in the open market, with rates, procurement processes and T&Cs that give you the certainty that your approach is sound.

A selection of our current framework solutions is provided below.

We’ve secured a place on a number of national frameworks, including the following:

  • Procure Partnership Framework.
  • Development and Regeneration and Technical Services Framework (DaRTS)
  • Management Consultancy Framework.
  • NHS Shared Business Services.

Procure Partnerships Framework

Procure Partnerships Framework Professional Services Agreement

Structured around 11 regional framework lots, providing local delivery with national governance, PPF pushes the boundaries of how procurement can support public sector bodies to deliver their strategic targets.

Social value is at the heart of the operation of the framework and the projects we deliver must leave a lasting legacy with either individuals or upon communities.

The framework runs until 31 July 2024.

Scope of services

The framework is structured around regions and disciplines which allows clients to procure exactly what team they want, knowing those teams will be servicing their needs from a local base.

Hydrock is on 31 Lots in total delivering the following services to the following regions:

  • Structural Engineering: London, South East, West Midlands, East Midlands, South Wales, South West
  • Civil & Highway Engineering: London, South East, North West, West Midlands, East Midlands, South Wales, South West
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health: South East, East Midlands, South Wales, South West
  • Fire Engineering: London, South East, North West, West Midlands, East Midlands, South Wales, South West
  • Sustainability: London, South East, North West, West Midlands, East Midlands, South Wales, South West


The framework has been built to be flexible offering choice with single stage or two-stage procurement options and up to eight forms of call off contract.

Further information

Email our framework director, Tim King

Homes England

We’ve partnered with Avison Young as a combined team to deliver services through the Development and Regeneration and Technical Services Framework (DaRTS).

This framework has been procured by Homes England to support the delivery of major residential developments. As a result, the scope is truly comprehensive and can be successfully applied well beyond its original purposes very effectively.

It’s OJEU-compliant and free of charge for other public sector bodies who want to procure property and project management, engineering, planning, and multidisciplinary services.

The framework runs until August 2027.

Scope of services

With our partners Avison Young, we’re able to offer any mix of services including:

  • Project and Cost Management
  • Development Monitoring
  • Corporate Risk Management and Governance
  • Technical and Site Investigation
  • Engineering Design
  • Architecture and Landscape Design
  • Planning
  • Consultation
  • Masterplanning and Urban Design
  • Construction Design & Management (CDM) Services
  • Property Advisory Services


Services are procured primarily through a two-stage process (initial sift and then fee proposal) although direct appointment for small projects are possible.

Further information

Email our framework director, Adam Anthony

Management Consultancy Framework

Lot 9 – Environment, Sustainability and Socio-Economic Development

Lot 9 provides the opportunities for public bodies and those funded by public money to gain access to class-leading expertise in this most challenging area of environmental, sustainability and socio-economic policy and practice.

Scope of services

CCS recognised that this area of work covered by Lot 9 is likely to develop rapidly over the next few years as we respond to the climate crisis and central government establish policy and targets for carbon reduction and economic regeneration. The scope of Lot 9 covers, at a minimum, the following areas:

  • Air quality
  • Carbon management (including reporting)
  • Climate change adaptation and/or mitigation
  • Coastal
  • Contaminated land
  • Due diligence
  • Ecology & biodiversity
  • Environmental planning & protection
  • Equality analysis
  • Feasibility studies and/or impact assessment
  • Monitoring environmental indicators
  • Natural capital
  • Natural resource management
  • Policy development and/or implementation
  • Pollution control (including noise)
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Risk management
  • Social value
  • Sustainability

This framework is perfect whether you’re seeking advice on developing a zero carbon pathway for your property estate, considering how to deal with contaminated land issues, or looking at new renewable energy and storage technologies and how they might support future investment and development.


The framework has been let under rules that are fully compliant with all current procurement legislation. Fee rates, insurance, etc. have all been tested to ensure that all suppliers are able to deliver a competitive service with appropriate cover.

Before you can use the framework, you must first register with CCS. Once this is complete your procurement route and contract are up to you.

Options include:

  • Direct award
  • Mini-competition
  • Open competition to all on Lot 9

Further information

Please contact our framework lead Tim Cuell.

You can also talk to our subject matter experts:

Ric Hampton – air quality and pollution control
Paul Shelley – contaminated land
Josh Bullard – sustainability
Tom Shilton
– alternative energy (battery, solar, hydrogen)

NHS Shared Business Services

The NHS SBS Healthcare Planning, Construction Consultancy and Ancillary Services (HPCCAS) framework agreement provides a compliant route to access construction consultancy services for the NHS and public sector organisations. This framework covers construction consulting services for traditional design build, new build projects, and refurbishment projects.

The framework runs until 13 August 2027

Scope of services

Hydrock has secured positions on:

  • Lot 3 Civil & Structural
  • Lot 5 Mechanical, Electrical & Public Health
  • Lot 7 Multidisciplinary Services – this Lot allows a team with all of the necessary skills to be procured as a one stop shop
  • Lot 11 Ancillary Services


Services can be procured by direct appointment, direct to tender for all or part of the Lot suppliers and in open competition across the Lot.

The framework provides complete flexibility in the application of standard or client-specific terms and conditions, reducing the risks and costs, allowing your commercial teams to work in a familiar contractual background.

Further information

Email our framework director, Tim Cuell

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