3 July, 2008 – GVA Grimley appointed to advise OGC for a further four years
Property consultancy GVA Grimley has been appointed to the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) Estates Professional Services Framework Panel for a further 4 years and will continue to advise the Government and other public sector organisations on its £100bn-plus property portfolio.
The framework agreement, run by OGC buying solutions, brings together a variety of Estates Services designed to assist with requirements that occur among public sector customers, independently of general management, in relation to the whole life procurement of property.
Requirements can range from a full appraisal of an organisation’s business needs and existing holdings in an estate strategy, through to individual rent reviews or site disposals. Estates Services include: Rating support services, strategic property advice, planning regeneration and development consultancy, rent reviews, valuations and acquisition / disposal advice.
Stephen Hollowood, head of public sector at GVA Grimley said: “This is a significant win for GVA Grimley in a very competitive market. It allows us access to the whole of the public sector market whilst at the same time offering Customers the benefits of competitive pricing, compliance with all relevant legislation and the ability to call off requirements quickly.
“We are delighted to have been reappointed. Public sector organisations face, now more than ever, conflicting demands to increase efficiency and reduce costs, whilst delivering greater value for money. This appointment gives us the opportunity for us as a firm to enable these organisations to achieve their efficiency targets.”
The new framework agreement is an amalgamation of two previous frameworks covering Estates Professional Services and Rating Support Services. It provides public sector bodies with a ‘one stop’ mechanism to secure all of their property requirements which complies with all relevant procurement legislation.
OGCbuying.solutions is an Executive Agency of the Office of Government Commerce in the Treasury and was formed on 1st April 2000. Its role is to provide public sector organisations with a route to the goods and services they need to maximise procurement efficiency and value for money.
Source: GVA Grimley