Manchester City Council has started the search for contractors to deliver a four-year, £140m small works framework, covering projects across both Greater Manchester and the North West of up to £500,000 in value.
Set to be procured across two lots – one covering projects up to £100,000, and the other for projects ranging between £100,000 and £500,000 – the framework will be for an initial three years, starting next year, with the option to extend for another year.
Projects under the framework cover a wide range of sectors and disciplines, including new-build construction, refurbishments, modular buildings, mechanical & electrical, and refurbishments.
Examples of projects put forward by the city council include healthcare, further education, transport, housing, cultural projects, heritage schemes, leisure centres, site preparation, and industrial.
The framework will be open to organisations within both Greater Manchester and the wider North West region.
Manchester City Council is currently inviting interested parties to submit Request to Participate forms, with a full procurement process to follow later in the year.
It is the second framework of its type to be launched in the North West in recent months, following on from a £400m small projects framework put forward by Procure North West in June.
Procure North West’s framework covers projects worth between £500,000 and £1m, as well as building services contracts up to £10m.