Faithful+Gould's Seminar Series Kicks Off With the Scottish Launch of New Pagabo Framework

Emma Fairlie
Faithful+Gould kicked off a national series of breakfast seminars earlier last week by hosting a discussion at Edinburgh’s Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa around the launch of the new Pagabo Framework in Scotland.

The wide ranging debate looked not only at the advantages of Pagabo's framework but also procurement implications and law post Brexit in Scotland with guidance from expert lawyer Douglas McLachlan. A partner with Anderson Strathern Solicitors, he is one of only five solicitors in Scotland to be accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in EU Public Procurement Law and recently confirmed the suitability of the Pagabo framework for use in the country.

During the seminar, Paul Sherry, Director at Faithful+Gould's Edinburgh office, along with fellow directors Ian Plant and Sandra Cummings, discussed Faithful+Gould's appointment as the sole supplier, under Lot 1 of the Pagabo Professional Services in Construction and Premises, highlighting the main features of this OJEU compliant, direct route to market framework with the guests and how it could benefit Scottish clients and the local supply chain.

Additionally, Gerard Toplass, Chairman of Pagabo attended the event, providing an overview of the Pagabo service provision and the ways in which it helps with the commission of a full range of works across a multitude of services commented: "Today was a great opportunity to explain to Scottish clients and the supply chain how the Pagabo frameworks can be accessed, their simplicity, flexibility and why they deliver such value for money."

Paul Sherry commented: "Our first seminar was a real success and well-received by our public sector clients and partners. We will be undertaking similar events across the country where we will be looking at the framework and specific issues and opportunities for the individual cities, regions and members of the local supply chain."