Work has been split into two lots on the new framework, one covering major projects valued from £5m-£50m and the other smaller jobs worth less than £5m.
The agency has stuck will the big names in the sector despite hoping to pick eight partners for its smaller works lot.
Marine and Coastal Works Framework
£5m-£50m projects (total value £185m over four years)
BAM New Wave Solutions JV, Van Oord UK, VBA (VolkerStevin/Boskalis Westminster/Atkins)
Projects up to £5m (total value £35m over 4 years)
JN Bentley, BAM Nuttall, Van Oord UK, VBA JV
The Next Generation Supplier Arrangements have been set up to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of capital project delivery and asset management.
The new framework offers a new incentivisation mechanism, based on NEC4 forms of contract, to encourage an integrated approach to delivering the capital programme outcomes.
The new arrangement will run until March 2023.