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Renewal for £1bn southwest framework

4 Nov 13 Ten national building contractors plus a consortium of regional firms have been confirmed for the renewed Construction Framework South West.

The panel of approved contractors is run by Devon County Council and used by numerous public sector organisations in the southwest for an expected £1bn of construction work on schools, social housing, health, leisure and community use facilities.

It was first established in 2009. The new arrangement will run for two years.

Among the panellists once again is Builders Consortium South West, led by ER Hemmings (Building), based in Bristol, teamed up with Pearce Construction of Barnstaple, CS Williams of Taunton and RJ Leighfield & Sons of Swindon.

The 10 national contractors on the framework are:

  • BAM Construction
  • Interserve Construction
  • ISG Construction
  • Kier Construction
  • JB Leadbitter
  • Mansell Construction Services
  • Midas Construction
  • Morgan Sindall
  • Wates Construction
  • Willmott Dixon Construction.

ER Hemmings marketing director Denise O’Leary, who acts as communications director for Builders Consortium South West, said: “We are delighted to have again been selected as a supplier for Construction Framework South West. As a consortium of smaller firms we understand that to compete with far larger businesses, we have to deliver a quality of service that exceeds expectations. And it’s equally important to offer clients the ability to choose local contractors that are major employers in the communities in which they are based.

“We believe the combination of our four companies delivers an unrivalled level of regional experience and securing a place on the Construction Framework South West for the second time is a boost for the communities around these businesses and the local supply chain we all need to fulfil our contracts.”

“Getting on the list justifies all the hard work the four companies put in and puts us in a position to bid for the region’s contracts valued up to £10 million. We expect the high quality work all four member companies have delivered and built their reputations on, combined with the local experience each firm possesses will stand the consortium in good stead for future success.”

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