Birmingham City Council are looking to renew their £2bn Construction West Midlands Framework used for new build and refurbishment works – which has put property and construction firms on high alert. The existing framework is set to expire on September 30th 2019 and the Council have begun the first steps in a the bidding process.
Balfour Beatty, Bouygues, Morgan Sindall and Willmott Dixon will now face a fight to retain their places – with a market engagement exercise beginning ahead of a formal invitation to bid later in the year. Those interested will need to complete a pre-market engagement questionnaire which needs to be downloaded before the 1st June which can be done here.
The full details of the Framework as per their website:
Title: P0474 – Procurement of a Framework Agreement for Construction Works
Description: Birmingham City Council seeks to select a panel of contractors to undertake new build and refurbishment works across the wider West Midlands and potentially area’s adjacent. The Framework is anticipated to be split in to lots and the estimated project values in excess of £100k. Whilst the option for lots have not been selected within the PIN Notice it is intended this framework will be broken down into a series of lots. The lot structure will be defined following this market engagement.
This Framework will be open to and utilised by other local authorities and Public-Sector bodies across the wider West Midlands and the estimated total current spend throughout the framework by Birmingham City Council and other framework users of circa. £100m p.a. Works are to include but not limited to:
– New build works
– Refurbishment and fit out
– Fabric repairs, replacement and installation
– Alteration and extension
– External works
– Associated services which may include for contractors design
Birmingham City Council plans to procure a new Construction Works Framework and is initially seeking to engage with the market before commencing the procurement. This PIN is issued to provide prior notification and gain views from interested contractors on the form and nature of the framework. Birmingham City Council plans to procure a new framework and is initially seeking to engage with the market before commencing the procurement. The PIN is issued to provide prior notification and gain views from interested contractors on the structure of the new framework. Interested contractors are asked to register here to receive a pre-market engagement questionnaire to be returned by 12.00 on 1st June 2018.
Birmingham City Council currently have an existing framework called ‘CWM lot 7‘ which is due to expire on 30th September 2019.
Contact: Kirk Hardy
Contract Start: 1st September 2019
Contract End: 31st August 2023