Fourteen construction companies have been selected for the £1bn North West Construction Hub Medium Value Framework, which will deliver public sector capital works across the region ranging from £500,000 to £10m in value.
The procurement process has been led by Manchester City Council, supported by the Centre for Construction Innovation, has led the framework development with financial support from the North West Improvement and Efficiency Partnership.
The arrangement is open to all local authorities and other public sector organisations in the north west region.
The contractors chosen for the four-year framework are:
- Bramall Construction
- Cruden Group
- Eric Wright Construction
- FMP Construction
- GB Building Solutions
- Herbert T. Forrest
- ISG Regions
- Kier Regional
- Laing O' Rourke
- Mansell Construction Services
- Morgan Sindall
- Seddon Group
- Wates Group
- Willmott Dixon Construction
Earlier in the year, the NWCH awarded places on another four-year framework, worth £750m and covering projects with a value over £10m, to: Kier; Bovis Lend Lease; Wates; Morgan Sindall; and Laing O'Rourke.
A further framework, for projects with a value under £500,000, is also being procured by the Hub.
John Lorimer, NWCH lead, said: “The Medium Value Framework will eliminate costly procurement exercise for individual projects whilst providing benefits including cost savings for authorities, reductions in contract time, improved quality of work and the ability to deliver added value objectives that are not obtainable through traditional procurement methods.”