Rok lands Scottish contract
Oct 12 2010 by Henryk Zientek, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
MAINTENANCE and building services group Rok has won a contract in Scotland.
The company, which has worked on school refurbishment programmes across Kirklees, will work with Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency.
Rok is the sole contractor on a deal which will be worth up to £32m over four years. The company won the contract following a five-way tender to renew the deal.
Under the framework, Rok will undertake every stage of most of HIE’s building projects across the entire Highlands and Islands region, from design through to construction and completion, in conjunction with supply chain members.
Rok already has extensive experience of working with HIE – completing the £22m Centre for Health Science in Inverness, which provides academic and practical facilities to medical, nursing and dental students from Stirling and Aberdeen universities as well as the prospective University of the Highlands and Islands.
Rok chief executive Garvis Snook said: “Being re-appointed to deliver the Prime Contractor Framework underlines the high quality of our work and the strong relationship we have developed with HIE. We look forward to continuing to work closely with HIE throughout the new framework contract.
“Our selection is a reflection of the company’s commitment to the region. We continue to demonstrate our investment in skilled teams around the country allowing us to take on projects across the UK.”
Keith Bryers, head of property and infrastructure at HIE, said: “We welcome Rok’s new appointment in the face of some very high-quality competition and look forward to working with the Rok team on infrastructure and building projects across our region.”