The University of Stirling is a teaching and research institution that provides education founded on innovation and excellence. Established by Royal Charter in 1967, Stirling is among the world’s top 50 universities under 50 years old. They are an agent for change, connecting people, innovating and transforming the lives of their students, staff and the communities they serve.
The Framework covers a wide and diverse range of work activities including minor works projects, larger refurbishment projects and reactive and planned maintenance activities. The new Framework seeks to bring together various building trades into one multi-trade agreement for call off by the University either singularly or in multiples for small (minor works) projects and reactive and planned maintenance activities. The University Estate is diverse and is made up of a combination of residential buildings, academic/teaching/research buildings and commercial property.
The framework will be delivered over the next three years, with option to extend by up to 12 months. The anticipated value of work to be carried out under this Framework Agreement is estimated to be £4.6m over the contract period. Marshall Construction has been working successfully with the University of Stirling for over 20 years. This new framework will be very beneficial to the local economy achieving high levels of sustainability and environmental objectives by engaging with local supply chain employing local operatives and utilising local resources to deliver the majority of the workload.
Marshall Construction were successfully appointed following a European wide competitive tender exercise.
Marshall Construction was established in 1983 in Clackmannanshire earning a reputation as one of Scotland’s foremost independent building contractors. As a family owned company their core values of quality, reliability and competent business practice have been rewarded with a reputation as a company that can be trusted to deliver a consistent quality service. They have a solid track record of delivering projects in such a way that maximises the benefit to local communities, they also create opportunities for local people to become involved in our projects.
Alasdair Tweedie, the University of Stirling’s Director of Property Management, said: “We are very pleased to have appointed a local contractor, Marshall Construction, following an extensive European procurement exercise to help maintain our campus, for the benefit of our students, staff and stakeholders.
“Through our long-standing, positive partnership with Marshall Construction, we will ensure our estate continues to be one of the most beautiful, vibrant and environmentally-sustainable higher education campuses in Europe.”
Gareth Bland, Development & Bid Manager, Marshall Construction commented: “The new framework will seek to build on our long term collaborative relationship with the University of Stirling, improving further the delivery of the projects on time, within budget and to the desired quality standards. It is refreshing news that a large number of organisations continue to recognise the benefits of a partnering approach that encourages transparency, maximises efficiencies and adds value at every stage of the process. Forging strong, long lasting relationships based on trust and performance are central to the success of frameworks and I’m delighted that Marshall Construction has once again proved its credentials with such high profile client.”
“We have a wealth of experience and expertise in providing services in the higher education market and look forward to applying some of our best working practices to the University of Stirling. It is an exciting time for us to be coming on board with the development of the University estate and we look forward to being a valuable partner in assisting their expansion plan with a focus on enhancing the student and staff experience.”
Douglas Smith, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Marshall Construction added: “Our relationship with the University of Stirling has developed alongside the university’s ambitious expansion plans, which will produce a vibrant new campus. By working closely with the university and understanding its objectives, we will be able to deliver key projects that meet the needs of its students and staff.
“This appointment marks a significant milestone for us and we are delighted to be taking this relationship a step forward. The Marshall Construction team and I are looking forward to continuing to deliver high quality, future-proof facilities for the University of Stirling.”
“Winning this contract was down to the hard work by our team who were involved in the tendering process. We’re delighted to have been able to provide strong evidence of our ability to deliver and to price the work competitively so that we were successful in our bid. It’s not just good news for Marshall Construction, but for the area as a whole, supporting local jobs and people”.