International Fire Consultants wins place on PAGABO £500M Professional Services Framework, highlighting the ever increasing importance given to Fire Safety Engineering in Construction.

IFC are delighted to confirm that we have been successful in our tender submission to gain a place on the PAGABO framework for Professional Services in Construction and Premises. This is in specific relation to LOT 17 – FIRE ENGINEERING.

Launching in April, the second generation of the Professional Services Framework covers projects up to £500m. It sees 77 providers split across 18 service specific lots in seven geographical regions, ranging from civil, structural and highways engineering, to building services, landscaping and building surveying.

Several new lots were introduced for 2020, including heritage, town & master planning and fire engineering and at the first attempt IFC were considered an ideal partner.

Simon Toplass, CEO at Pagabo, said: “We were blown away by the number of responses to the tender for this second iteration of our Professional Services framework. It’s been a hugely competitive process due to the record number of applications from well over 200 individual providers.

The current generation of the framework has enabled close to 700 projects since its inception and is on track to reach its upper limit of £200m. Furthermore, over £141m of social value has been enabled to date.”

The framework’s first iteration has delivered projects for clients including; Southampton City Council, Anchor 2020 Ltd, Department of Health, Manchester City Council, Northumberland City Council, Humber Foundation NHS Trust and Leeds Becket University.

To be considered for Pagabo’s Professional Services framework, providers were required to go through a rigorous OJEU compliant tender process, prove strong finances and relevant experience. As well as this, providers on Pagabo frameworks are required to share the company’s passion for social value and technology.

Simon Toplass continues, “This framework forms another crucial part of the Pagabo ecosystem and from the applications received it’s clear to see that our innovative way of working, the support we offer both clients and suppliers and our commitment to social value for the communities we serve is resonating with others in the industry and continuing to drive our success.”

As part of Pagabo’s ongoing commitment to supporting SMEs and ensuring them access to major projects, 38 SMEs have been appointed across multiple lots, including IFC.

James Crawley, IFC Commercial Executive, explains its importance: “Being awarded a place on this framework is a huge reward for the hard work put into our tender submission. From our perspective, it was extremely encouraging for Pagabo to include Fire Engineering as a Lot within the framework this time around, showing the increased importance the construction industry is placing on fire safety.

This is the first national public sector framework that IFC has been included in and we’re excited to see which projects come our way over the next four years.”

This second generation of the Professional Services framework will run for four years, becoming active from April 2020.

UPDATED (10/02/2020). If you would like to discuss any details about relating to this article, please contact
James Crawley, IFC Commercial Executive

About the IFC Group

International Fire Consultants is a specialist consultancy focusing on advancing the awareness, innovation and practical application of all aspects of fire safety, and in doing so actively contributes towards a safer built environment for everyone.

Our holistic approach ensures IFC is able to assist projects of any size and complexity involving Fire Safety Engineering, Fire Risk Management, Product Evaluation, Computational Modelling (CFD), Fire Life Safety Systems, Expert Witness Testimony, Fire Protection Training as well as UKAS Accredited 3rd Party Certification.

Our expertise spans right across the built environment spectrum; from residential, education and healthcare structures, through to iconic buildings such as historical royal palaces and stately homes.

Recognised internationally as the go-to fire safety experts the IFC Group is proud of its exemplary reputation and is trusted by many of the most prestigious construction firms, architects, developers, manufacturers and estate owners.
With the IFC Group you can expect to receive design flexibility, cost-effective and tailored systems, a client focused approach, in-depth understanding of British & International Fire Safety Standards and wide-ranging cross sector experience.


Established in 2013, Pagabo is a framework organisation that makes public sector procurement quicker, simpler and more effective. 

Operating nationally from central Hull, the company provides UK-wide public sector organisations with EU compliant framework agreements, a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) and bespoke consultancy – all delivered and backed up by a team led by qualified procurement professionals. Pagabo frameworks connect buyers to a wide range of works, services and goods.
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