North West Construction Hub Procurement Events

Organiser: Manchester City Council
Location: Various
Phone: 0161 219 6213

Issued on behalf of the North West Construction Hub – NW Hub to host events in June 2011

Manchester City Council, operating as the North West Construction Hub, is hosting five regional procurement information events throughout June 2011.

These events are for individuals and teams responsible for procuring construction services.

The North West Construction Hub Information events are taking place as follows and places are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis:

Lancashire – Monday 6 June 8:00am registration for 8.30am start

Preston Marriott Hotel, Garstang Road Broughton Preston PR3 5JB

Merseyside – Wednesday 8 June 8:00am registration for 8.30am start

Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road Aintree Liverpool L9 5AS

Greater Manchester – Tuesday 14 June 8:00am registration for 8.30am start

Cube, 113-115 Portland Street Manchester M1

Cumbria – Thursday 16 June 9:30am registration for 10.00am start

The Learning Gateway, University of Cumbria. Fusehill Street Carlisle Cumbria. CA1 2HH

Cheshire – Thursday 23 June 8:00am registration for 8.30am start

Portal Premier Golf & Country Club, Forest Road, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0JA

These can be booked by contacting Joanna Chomeniuk, NWCH Administrative Officer on 0161 219 6213 or via email:

The North West Construction Hub aims to move away from lowest price tendering, replacing this with long-term, collaborative relationships between clients, professionals and contractors. The result is less waste, less duplication, local engagement and greater efficiencies which give better value for money.

The North West Improvement and Efficiency Partnership (NWIEP) was established to support public sector clients in their drive to increase efficiency, improve public services, deliver better outcomes for local people and save money.

As part of NWIEP the North West Construction Hub (NWCH) enables public sector organisations and the construction companies to work in partnership to deliver projects more efficiently, on time and cost, with an enhanced focus on quality and added value outcomes to support local communities.

The frameworks eliminate the need for a costly procurement exercise for individual projects while providing benefits, including cost savings for authorities, reductions in contract time, improved quality of work and the ability to deliver added value objectives, such as training opportunities and apprenticeships, which are not obtainable through traditional procurement methods.

All public sector organisations in the North West of England can use the NWCH. With three construction framework models – for low, medium or high value projects – the OJEU-compliant appointment process is quick, straightforward and flexible.

Organisations are able to choose either direct or competitive appointment, and the form of procurement can be either construction only, or design-and-construct. The final construction contract will always be between the individual contracting authority (as the employer) and the selected constructor partner, so organisations always maintain ownership of the process.