The North West Construction Hub has fired the starting gun on its £120m low-value framework, set to run for up to four years and covering projects worth up to £3m.
The £120m framework will be open to a wide range of organisations across the North West and covers almost every sector, including housing, healthcare, leisure, retail, transport, heritage, education, offices, and airports.
The contractors on the current framework are Aspect Construction; Conlon Construction; Cruden; Engie; Harry Fairclough; Henry Boot Construction; Kier; F Parkinson; Read Construction; Seddon; and Wates.
The hub’s refreshed framework is expected to run for an initial three years with a potential 12-month extension; up to 18 contractors will be invited to tender, with interested companies required to have a turnover of at least £6m to qualify.
The framework is one of three run by the NWCH.
Its £1.5bn high-value framework for projects worth more than £8m has already been re-procured; Place North West revealed the winners in December last year. The hub’s medium-value framework, covering projects between £2m and £9m, was also relaunched last year with the winners expected to be announced in the coming months.
Since its establishment in 2009, the NWCH has delivered around 300 projects for around 80 clients, covering a construction value of more than £1.5bn. Projects have been completed across Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, and Cheshire through the framework.