New £1.8bn North West framework prepares for launch

Posted on 07 April 2021

Procure Partnerships Framework has launched a contractor framework in partnership with Oldham Council for the North-West of England worth around £1.8 billion.

Procure Partnerships has started work on a new North West contractor framework worth £1.8bn.

The agreement will be the second iteration of its North West contractor framework for use by public sector bodies. It will cover construction work for pipelines, communication and power lines, and work for highways, roads, airfields and railways. Successful contractors will be expected to deliver site preparation work, building construction, engineering works, roof works, and architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services.

The Procure Partnerships said projects included in the four-year long framework could be design and build or build only in nature, and will include an infrastructure works lot.

Procure Partnerships will hold market engagement events with contractors later this month ahead of launching the tender process for the new framework. It anticipates that the new agreement will go live in the spring of 2022.

The new framework comes after Procure completed a three-year long framework in the North West which covered over 100 construction projects, the company said. Launched in 2018, it was a pilot scheme which was then followed by a wider scheme covering England and Wales. Kier, Bam Construction and Morgan Sindall were appointed to the national framework in 2019.

Contractors can apply to the new contractor framework online, with applications closing on Friday 23 April.

Procure Partnerships Framework added it will host two online sessions on Thursday 29 April and Friday 30 April for interested parties.

The framework provider's announcement follows its appointment of consultants including Aecom and Arcadisto a professional services framework in August. Worth £500m in total, that framework is scheduled to last four years and covers England and Wales.

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