Hampshire County Council gathers firms for £400m framework

Hampshire County Council are set to gather firms together to set out plans to renew its Intermediate Construction Framework for projects worth up to £4m. The Council, which is on the hunt for six firms, will now be kicking off the search.

The work is likely to cover the delivery of schools, blue light and other public sector new-builds along with refurbishment projects across the South of England. The framework, worth an estimated £400m, will run over a course of four-years and begin in June 2019.

Existing partners on the framework include Amiri Construction, Beard, Kier, Lakehouse, Midas, Raymond Brown Building, Interserve and W Stirling who’ll now look to re-bid and remain on the framework amid growing competition in the region.

The Intermediate Construction Framework will follow the principles and practice of two-stage appointment of contractors to projects, early contractor engagement, open-book pricing and collaborative working.

A supplier awareness day will now be held on the 15th June in Winchester, with the council looking for feedback on the appropriate number of contractors, call of process, contractor fees and collaborative approaches.

The council also called up firms two months ago for a similar arrangement for major works valued over £4m.

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