Organisers behind the £1bn Scape national framework have whittled 15 prequalified firms down to six major contractors for the public building framework.
Sources close to the race said the six are:
Firms in the running
- Laing O’Rourke
- Lend Lease
- Morgan Sindall
- Willmott Dixon
Local authority-owned Scape System Build estimates the next deal could now be worth anywhere between £750m and £1.25bn as more public bodies adopt the agreement. The winner will be announced this April.
Presently Willmott Dixon holds the Scape agreement, which covers new build and refurbishment jobs for local authorities across the country.
The builder’s agreement is due to end in April 2014 on a framework that has delivered much of the promised £350m workload.
Scape System Build is a local authority controlled company wholly owned by Derby City, Derbyshire County, Gateshead, Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire County and Warwickshire County Councils.
It operates several frameworks agreements including a regional East Midlands set up covering jobs from £2m-£7.5m, secured by Kier, Wates and Willmott Dixon, which is also coming up for renewal next year.