Race starts for £500m North West housing framework

Aaron Morby 13 years ago

Four big north west housing groups are on the hunt for more than 40 contractors to join a series of frameworks worth up £500m.

The biggest lot covers an area stretching from Cheshire to the Potteries and Derbyshire, worth up to £200m over four years.

The housing associations’ regional procurement agent, Innovation Chain North West, is also searching for firms to sign up to five regional frameworks of small work packages worth between £0.5m and £3.5m. Three others will cover bigger project packages costing up to £10m.

The procurement body, which aims to use lean and modern methods of construction to drive innovation in house building, said total work planned will range from £200m-£500m over four years, depending on how much public funding can be secured.

Regional small works £0.5m – £3m

Lot 1: Cumbria, total £6m

Lot 3: Greater Manchester/Merseyside, total £140m

Lot 4: Staffordshire/Cheshire/West Derbyshire, total £29m

Lot 5: East Derbyshire/North Nottinghamshire/Yorkshire and The Humber, total £19m

Lot 7 Lancashire/Ribble Valley, total £82m

Regional large projects £3.1 – £10m

Lot 2 Cumbria, total £6m

Lot 6: East Derbyshire/North Nottinghamshire/Yorkshire and The Humber, total £13m

Lot 8: Staffordshire/Cheshire/West Derybshire/Greater Manchester/Merseyside/Lancashire/Ribble Valley, total £200m

Manchester-based Great Places Housing Group is acting as the administration centre for the procurement process, covering anything from repairs and modernsiation to mutli-million pounds new build schemes.

PQQs must be filled in by 29 March. For further information email [email protected] or call Catherine Sheridan on 0161 447 5188

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