Neptune takes public tender route

Liverpool-based developer Neptune is putting together a series of framework agreements, starting with construction firms, through a public procurement process normally used by local authorities and government agencies.

Neptune construction boss Stephen Osuhor said the move reflected the developer's partnership work with the public sector, who have grant funded or put land into schemes such as Mann Island or New Brighton in the past.

Osuhor said the company had been planning the tender approach for some time as it would help future partnerships with the public sector to have gone through a public procurement process.

The construction agreement could be worth up £150m and will run for five years, containing up to ten contractors.

Further frameworks are planned for consultants and architects. Tenders will be published separately by Neptune in the coming months.

The precise work to be carried out has not been determined yet, pending planning consents and funding approvals. Neptune owns or has options on various development opportunities in Liverpool: the former Windsor Development plot in Baltic Triangle, a site next to the Taskers DIY store in Edge Hill and the so-called Futurist site along one side of Lime Street.

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smart move. quietly taking care of business. The Mann Island stuff is looking pure quality.

By Manna

i think you may find one of the banks actually controls the lime street site – not sure if Neptune have any invlovement here??

By planner

planner – the baltic site is owned by the bank but neptune is working with the bank’s appointed administrator to see if it can help get the scheme reshaped and restarted.

By Ed

Ed – My comment referred to the Lime Street Site….are they working with the administrator here also. Could be a tricky one as i didnt think any one party had control of the Lime Street Site but you may be better informed than me?

By Planner

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