SEWH framework overview

Welcome to SEWH - the South East & Mid Wales Collaborative Civil Engineering and Highways Construction Framework. Following on from its prior success as a collaborative construction framework, this is the fourth iteration of the civils and highways framework in Wales.

SEWH draws together the expertise of pre-qualified, experienced small, medium and large contractors to various civil engineering and highways construction works, including maintenance, surfacing, grounds investigation, drainage cleansing and project work.

Its mission is to achieve best value arrangements for South East & Mid Wales through competitive procurement, whilst driving regeneration, continuous improvement and best practice.

Suppliers are encouraged to work together in a collaborative culture of shared objectives, processes and tools, that will significantly reduce the costs and paperwork previously associated with tendering; and result in fairer income distribution across suppliers small and large.

Core principles

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The framework is open to 10 local authorities, higher education bodies, further education colleges, health boards and housing associations in South East & Mid Wales. Previously, the framework was hosted by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council and has been transferred to the City of Cardiff Council.

Cardiff Council is committed to socially responsible procurement and it is expected that buyers and suppliers on the framework will deliver social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing through:

community benefits

ethical employment

supporting SMEs

boosting the local economy

The SEWH4 framework commenced on 4th January 2023, for a period of 4 years and builds upon the existing framework.

To find out more about the benefits that the framework offers, including financial, efficiency, community and best practice benefits, click here.

Or read about past projects here.

The Framework Team

Penny Haywood

Framework Manager

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Penny has over 5 years’ experience of working within the Public Sector. She has worked on high profile Professional Services procurements within Central Government and has extensive knowledge of implementing and utilising category management and eProcurement systems. In her current role as Senior Category Specialist in the Environment Team she covers; Highways Maintenance and Construction, Professional Services, Prefabricated and Temporary Buildings and Demolition for Cardiff Council, as well as being Procurement Officer for the two Collaborative Frameworks namely South East and Mid Wales Collaborative Construction (SEWSCAP) and South East and Mid Wales Highways Framework (SEWH).

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