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Defra prepares £400m framework for animal labs

1 Nov 21 The government is advertising for suppliers to work on the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) science estate.

APHA specialises in animal health science
APHA specialises in animal health science

Defra is putting together a panel of contractors for a four-year engineering delivery framework, worth £400m, to provide design, build, installation, commissioning and handover services for works on the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) science estate.

This includes the main estate at Weybridge, as well as regional laboratories at Starcross, Camarthen, Penrith, Newcastle, Shrewsbury, Bury St Edmonds and Sutton Bonnington.

The framework will be broken down into seven lots, comprising:

  • Works in containment facilities
  • General accommodation works
  • Site infrastructure works
  • Security systems
  • Biowaste effluent treatment system
  • Multiple discipline design services
  • Professional services.

The contract notice puts the maximum number of suppliers for each lot at eight. The framework is expected to run from 1st September 2022 until 31st August 2026.

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