Councils hunt for £1bn framework contractors

Grant Prior 13 years ago
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Councils across the midlands are looking for six contractors to join a small works framework worth up to £1bn over the next four years.

The framework will cover contracts up to £2m let by public sector bodies across the region.

Procurement body Scape System Build is organising the deal which covers work for Derby City, Derbyshire County, Gateshead, Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire County and Warwickshire County Councils.

An OJEU notice for the framework said contracts let under the deal “will include minor construction works for new build, refurbishment and maintenance of the following building types: housing, education, universities and colleges of further education and training establishments,leisure recreation and culture, health, prisons, library, fire, ambulance & police, day-care, nursery care, social care, elderly homes, specialist facilities, transport depots, bus stations, farms, recycling facilities, offices & other contracting authority operational, residential, industrial & commercial buildings.”

Interested firms will have to demonstrate a strong relationship with their supply chain.

The OJEU notice states that interested contractors must “adopt the principles of partnering through the development of longerterm relationships through the supply chain, integrated design and construction teams, shared risk/rewards and performance management.

“The partnering ethos will involve a partner selected for their capability and commitment to these principles. It will include target cost setting, open book accounting, shared problem solving, and a strong commitment to all aspects of continuous improvement.

“A key feature of this approach will be to develop a spirit of mutual trust and teamwork throughout the supply chain.”

Contractors have until February 4 to express an interest in the deal and should contact Paul Bottrill at [email protected]

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