Case Study - Two-year public sector contracts boost for business

Over the past two years, a Livingston-based construction company has seen an improved increase in its involvement with public sector projects thanks to its use of PCS. Maxi Construction Ltd, part of the Maxi Group, a privately-owned business which specialises in construction, property development, haulage and warehousing, contributes approximately 80 per cent of its £6 million turnover to public sector contracts.


Established in 1971 and employing 38 staff, Maxi Construction Ltd has managed to increase its turnover despite the economic downturn, with the decrease in private sector project opportunities being replaced by public sector contracts.

Recently the business has secured contracts with North Lanarkshire Council for the repair and upgrading of The Time Capsule Ice Rink at Coatbridge, The City of Edinburgh Council for external repairs to Bruntsfield House, Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service for re-roofing works and West Dunbartonshire Council for fire upgrading works to the Loch Lomond Outdoor Centre. The four contracts are worth over £2 million in total.

John Aitchison, Managing Director, said:

“The use of the PCS service has given Maxi Construction access to public sector contracts we may otherwise not have been aware of and the business has benefited from being included on framework agreements for numerous public sector organisations including East Lothian Council and Scotland’s Rural University College (formerly the Scottish Agricultural College).

“The PCS service is a great time-saving tool, with potential access to hundreds of buyers and the ability to interact with them through the questions and answers function. PCS has been a benefit to the business, with an increase in efficiency thanks to the electronic exchange of pre-qualification and tender documents.”