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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 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:

  • NHS Shared Business Services.
  • Pagabo
  • SCAPE Utilities via Perfect Circle
  • Management Consultancy Framework
  • Homes England

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, Mark Walker


Open to all public sector organisations in the UK this framework covers the built and natural environment consultancy services. It has no minimum or maximum project value restrictions, the framework provides simple, flexible and transparent access to carefully selected providers, split across 23 different lots and 7 regional areas. The framework provides transparency and cost-effectiveness ensured through Pagabo’s active performance management of framework partners. It integrates social value considerations into contract awards.

We can provide a range of engineering services covering civil and structural engineering, MEP, sustainability and fire engineering across most regions of the England and Wales and we are the sole provider of fire engineering services in Scotland.


It offers a quick, fully compliant contracting mechanism for public sector entities with flexible procurement options, including direct awards or competitive processes using pre-approved Pagabo partners. The framework operates on a “no project, no fee” basis, with no charges for pre-construction service agreements; fees are only applied once the project officially commences on site.

Further information

Email our framework manager, Matt Stokes

SCAPE Utilities via Perfect Circle

The SCAPE Utilities framework ensures you can deliver low carbon energy, transport and water infrastructure needed to meet sustainability targets and serve community needs in the years ahead. The Utilities Works and Services framework is designed to empower utility sector organisations to accelerate their civil engineering and construction programmes and projects.

The framework can be used by by any organisations governed by the Utilities Contracts Regulations, including: energy and nuclear, water, transport and rail, ports and airports, communications (postal and telecoms), and local government.

The scope of the framework includes all aspects of engineering and any related consultancy service required.


Fully compliant with the UK and Scotland’s Utilities Contracts Regulations and clients can appoint as a direct appointment or through further competition.

Further information

Email our framework manager, Tim Cuell

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)

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, Stuart Penberthy

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