After an intense period of market engagement and soul searching, it appears Scape Group has moved away from single-source procurement in favour of a multi-contractor model. 

The new Scape contractor framework has been announced with five lots, 3 regional, 2 national, and you must assume the ensuing competition and increased complexity in getting a contractor on board must have been balanced by Scape with the opportunity to deliver greater savings for the public sector. 

With a price tag of £5.5Bn, the new framework potentially increases the value Scape can deliver for the public sector by four times compared to the current arrangement.

The race is certainly on...