Public sector procurement organisation the North West Construction Hub has named the winners of the low value framework contest to deliver projects of between £500,000 and £2m over the next four years.
The following contractors have been appointed to the low value framework:
- Aspect Construction Contracts
- Cruden Group
- Conlon Construction
- F Parkinson
- Harry Fairclough Construction
- Henry Boot Construction
- Keepmoat Regeneration
- Kier Services
- Read Construction Holdings
- Seddon Construction
- Wates Construction
The framework is divided into 10 lots: five are construct only and five are design-and-build. The lots are further divided by county.
Local authorities use the hub as a readymade EU-compliant procurement vehicle to commission new schools, community buildings and a host of different sorts of projects.
The high value framework was awarded in August 2014 and medium value in March 2015.
However, the hub said it will scrap a separate engineering and professional services framework which launched amid much hoo-ha in 2012 following a two-year competition, the cost of which frustrated many bidders. The EPS framework will expire in May 2016 and is not being renewed, “primarily because take-up of the framework has not been as successful as anticipated.”