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NWCH confirms winners on £1.5bn framework

The North West Construction Hub has confirmed the winning contractors for its £1.5bn high value framework, which was first revealed by Place North West last year.

The refreshed framework, launched in early 2018, covers the whole of the North West is split into three lots by value: the first covers projects between £8m and £15m; the second covers works ranging between £15m and £35m; and the third includes works worth more than £35m.

Place North West first revealed the winning contractors in December last year, but the Hub has now confirmed the winning contractors with a formal announcement.

The winners are:

Lot 1, £8-15m

  • Bowmer & Kirkland
  • Conlon
  • Eric Wright
  • ISG
  • Graham
  • Kier
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Seddon
  • Wates

Lot 2, £15-35m

  • Balfour Beatty
  • Bouygues
  • Bowmer & Kirkland
  • Eric Wright
  • ISG
  • Graham
  • Kier
  • Seddon
  • Vinci

Lot 3, £35m+

  • Bam
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Bouygues
  • Graham
  • Kier
  • Vinci
  • Wates

The new deal replaces the existing high value framework which is held by Bam, Galliford Try, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Morgan Sindall, and Wates, and covers projects across the North West worth more than £9m.

Some of these incumbents have missed out including Galliford Try and Morgan Sindall, which have both failed to secure a place despite bidding for all three lots. Laing O’Rourke only won a place on the lower value lot although like Morgan Sindall it also bid for all three.

Bam was also shortlisted for all three but only secured a place for the largest lot covering projects worth more than £35m. Graham is among the most successful having won a place on all three lots.

Other high-profile names to miss out are Interserve and Willmott Dixon, which both bid for lots one and two, while Robertson also failed to secure a slot on any of the lots it went in for.

New names to join the roster are Bouygues, which secured a place on lots two and three; Seddon, which has been chosen for lots one and two; and Bowmer & Kirkland, which won lots one and two. All three of these secured a place on all the lots they bid for.

North West Construction Hub framework lead Joanna Chomeniuk said: “Congratulations to all the contractors who have been successful in getting onto the 3rd generation of the High Value Framework.  Feedback from the assessors was that the calibre of tender responses was excellent, and it is very exciting to see some new names join our existing partners.

“We are very much looking forward to working with everyone to make this new framework even more of a success than previously. There are already some interesting projects lined up with clients who have been eagerly awaiting this announcement.”

ISG framework director Neil Walker added: “The significance of the North West Construction Hub in delivering the vital infrastructure that supports our communities cannot be underestimated. As a forum for sharing best practice and innovation, fostering strong collaboration and focusing on driving efficiencies throughout the build process, this framework is a stand-out performer and an exemplar of how public/private partnerships generate real value and deliver much-needed facilities in the shortest possible timeframe.”

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Interesting that Laing O’Rourke only made the low value lot. Changing of the guard in the North..

By Mr styles

No Interserve .. surprise! surprise!!
Looks like NWCH are doing their due diligence homework ..

By Tony C

This time next year there will not be an Interserve ….

By Paul D

I will give them till Easter …
Carillion Part 2.

By Stevie V

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