University launches £60m consultancy framework
The University of Manchester has started the race for its £60m consultancy framework, which will help it deliver its £1.2bn 10-year estate regeneration plan, including roles for architects, cost consultants, engineers, and planners.
The University is looking to appoint a maximum of 65 companies over 13 different disciplines for the framework, which is due to last for four years.
The lots, which include for architectures services, cost consultancy, project management, M&E services, structural engineering, and building control services, will have a maximum of six companies each. A maximum of 10 firms will be invited to tender for each lot.
There are also spaces for heritage consultants, landscape architects, transport engineers, master planners, fire engineers, and planning consultants on the framework.
Consultants will work on a wide range of projects including demolition works, refurbishments, new-builds, and maintenance schemes.
Construction projects currently on-site include Laing O’Rourke’s Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, and a £55m overhaul of its business school, which is being led by Mace.
Laing O’Rourke also started work late last year on the University’s £150m, 170,000 sq ft Henry Royce Institute, which will act as the UK’s national institute for materials science research and innovation.