Decision details

22/00030 - Construction Partnership Framework Commission

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Corporate and Traded Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes



The decision will result in savings or expenditure which is significant having regard to the budget for the service or function (currently defined by the Council as in excess of £1,000,000). Individual projects procured through the framework will be subject to their own appropriate governance and funding process.



On 14 January and 13 July 2021, it was presented at Policy and Resources Cabinet Committee that a replacement framework would be required to allow the Council to commission new construction schemes when the Kent Contractors framework expired in October 2021. Following a discussion at the committee a construction partnership   has been progressed. The new Construction Partnership Framework will   allow future schemes to be procured expediently and efficiently in line with modern best practice. A key factor in considerations is the reduction in the number and value of projects in the pipeline compared to previous years. The pipeline has reduced when compared to the previous four to six years and reflects the current Medium Term Financial Plan.


As Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Corporate and Traded Services, I agree to establish the Kent Construction Partnership Framework to replace the Kent Contractors Framework and to authorise the Director of Infrastructure to enter into the necessary legal documents to establish the framework.


Publication date: 21/04/2022

Date of decision: 21/04/2022

Effective from: 29/04/2022

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