Scotland Excel

Scotland Excel awards multi-million-pound engineering and technical framework to 31 firms

A national contract to help Scottish councils source specialist engineering and technical consultancy services has been awarded to 31 UK suppliers.

Published 26 February 2021

New housing projects bring multi-million-pound boost to construction sector

Four housing projects worth a total of £37.7 million have been awarded through Scotland Excel’s new build framework.

Published 1 February 2021

Project Bank Accounts webinar to focus on quicker payments for the construction sector

Scotland Excel has partnered with the Scottish Government, Royal Bank of Scotland and Transport Scotland to deliver a free Project Bank Accounts (PBA) webinar designed specifically for the construction industry.

Published 2 November 2020

Scottish SMEs secure place on £18m-a-year demolition contract

Twenty-three Scottish SMEs are set to benefit from an £18 million-a-year contract to offer demolition and deconstruction services to all local authorities and housing associations.

Published 6 August 2020

Supplier Development Programme postpones Edinburgh Meet the Buyer event to 2021

The Supplier Development Programme (SDP) has postponed the 12th annual Meet the Buyer event until next year due to disruption caused by the coronavirus.

Published 2 April 2020

Investigation launched into £8.3m Dundee City Council contract award

Dundee City Council has confirmed it has launched an investigation following allegations about the award of an £8.3 million contract to provide safety equipment in council homes.

Published 8 November 2019

Trade body calls for use of project bank accounts on new housing framework

A Scottish trade body has urged Scotland Excel to insist on the use of project bank accounts (PBAs) for its new £1.5 billion social housing construction framework.

Published 8 November 2019

Jenny Bowles: Building social value in construction

Rounding off a fortnight of reporting following Scotland Excel’s ‘Accelerating Delivery of Affordable New Homes’ conference, category manager Jenny Bowles highlights the potential for generating social value in construction.

Published 18 October 2019

Expert procurement support for Scotland’s housing associations

Scotland Excel recently completed a two-year Scottish Government-funded project, which explored and benchmarked how housing associations procure goods and services.

Published 17 October 2019

Animation brings Scotland Excel framework to life

A film to showcase Scotland Excel’s New Build Residential Construction framework was given its premiere at the organisation’s ‘Accelerating the Delivery of Affordable New Homes’ conference in Edinburgh last week.

Published 15 October 2019

Gemma Syme: Developing the skills pipeline

Gemma Syme, senior HR and recruitment adviser at CMS Windows, discusses the company’s progressive approach to training and apprenticeships.

Published 14 October 2019

David Rennie: Opening and operating Project Bank Accounts

David Rennie, relationship director, public sector & higher education Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, outlines the benefits of Project Bank Accounts in streamlining payments. 

Published 11 October 2019

Sarah Lewis: Affordable Passivhaus homes

Sarah Lewis, associate director: architecture at Hamson Barron Smith (HBS), describes the company’s use of Passivhaus as its benchmark performance standard.

Published 10 October 2019

Stephen Good: It’s time for clients & industry to show real vision and leadership if we want to transform construction

Stephen Good, chief executive of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, continues a series of blogs following the Scotland Excel ‘Accelerating the delivery of affordable new homes’ conference yesterday.

Published 9 October 2019

Conference explores opportunities for accelerating the delivery of affordable new homes

Delegates from local authorities, housing associations and construction contractors will come together next week in Edinburgh to look at key topics relating to the construction of social housing across Scotland.  

Published 9 October 2019