Bids invited for £143m Scottish East Central Hub

Aaron Morby 13 years ago
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Local authorities in central Scotland are inviting contractors to bid for a single 20-year hub agreement in the region.

Under the deal, the successful bidder will team up with the Central East Hub Territory Board, local councils, NHS health boards, police and fire services in the region to deliver a whole swathe of building projects.

It is based on a single-point-of-delivery model, which will see a single private sector consortium take responsibility for project strategic planning through to project delivery, funding and facilities management.

This means the winning contractor will be expected to be able to deliver a full range of services from finance, design, build and maintenance through to straightforward build arrangements.

Galliford Try won the first South East Scotland hub deal in August, expected to be worth around £300m to the firm over 10 years.

Shortly, a preferred bidder will be named for the North of Scotland hub, also expected to provide a £300m pipeline of works.

The contracting authorities estimate the East Central Hubco agreement will be slightly smaller, worth £143m in the first 10 years.

Although the Scottish Futures Trust agreement is aiming to sign up to a 20 years agreement, with an option to extend for five years.

Over the full duration of this agreement the project pipeline could run to £450m.

First phase projects

  • Brechin High School replacement, Brechin,
  • Harris Academy replacement, Dundee,
  • Speirs Centre, Alloa, refurbishment
  • Replacement of Community Hospital, Stirling
  • New Dental Facility, Angus
  • New Health Centre, Bridge of Earn, Perthshire

A bidders day will be held at Falkirk Stadium on 20 October.

Interested contractors have until 19 November to complete PQQs. Under the proposed tendering schedule three firms will be shortlisted for competitive dialogue in January.

Hub East Central operates for the benefit of the communities served by Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross and Stirling Councils.

Joining those authorities in partnership are Central Scotland Fire and Rescue, Central Police, Fife Fire and Rescue, Fife Constabulary, NHS Fife, NHS Forth Valley, NHS Tayside, Tayside Police and Fire and Rescue.

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