The eleven contractors on the existing southern construction framework now face a fight to retain their places with BAM, Galliford Try, Kier, Morgan Sindall, Wates and Willmott Dixon defending places on all three regional lots.
Over 50 firms will be shortlisted to bid for the fourth generation Southern Construction Framework, which consolidates a public work pipeline of £1.9bn to 5.2bn over four years.
It is being jointly procured by Devon and Hampshire County Councils.
Procurement chiefs are looking for firms that embrace best practice in early contractor involvement, collaborative working and 2 Stage open book contracts on projects varying in size from £2m to over £200m. Firms will need to turnover £30m to prequalifiy.
- Lot 1: South West
For projects valued over £2m, 20 firms to be invited to bid for 10 places (Total spend £500m – £1.5bn).
- Lot 2: South East
Projects valued over £4m, 16 invited to bid for 8 places (Total spend £500m – £1.75bn)
- Lot3: London
Projects valued over £5m, 16 to be invited to bid for 8 places (Total spend £900m-£2bn)
Firms have until 30 April to submit PQQs, ahead of shortlisted contractors being invited to tender for the framework on 13 August, with successful firms notified on 31 January 2019.
The new four-year framework will then start in 26 April next year.
Information is available on the Hampshire County Council electronic tender portal.