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Procure North West small works framework goes live

Procure North West has chosen 10 contractors for its small works framework, covering public sector works between £50,000 and £1m across Cumbria, Cheshire, Lancashire, Manchester, and Merseyside.

The procurement body launched the framework in June this year, and has now picked 10 firms following a tender process.

These are:

  • City Build Construction

  • Contor Construction

  • Cruden Construction

  • Eric Wright Construction

  • Morris & Spottiswood

  • Novus Construction

  • Rayner Rowen Construction

  • Seddon Construction

  • Warden Construction

  • Whitfield and Brown Construction

Project awards under the framework will be based on 30% cost and 70% quality, and schemes will cover a wide range of public bodies and buildings including schools, NHS bodies, leisure providers, housing associations, libraries, and colleges.

At the same time, Procure North West also launched a services framework; this M&E and building services works across the same five regions with jobs ranging between £50,000 and £10m. The winners for this framework are:

  • Dodd Group

  • Interserve Engineering

  • James Mercer Group

  • Logic Electrical

  • NG Bailey

  • Proline Group

  • Seddon

  • T Clarke

The award of the two frameworks, worth a combined £400m, follows Procure North West’s £2bn major work framework; winners were chosen in June, and include Bam, Laing O’Rourke, McLaren, Morgan Sindall, and Willmott Dixon, after more than 70 bids were received across the framework’s four lots.

Other winners include Bardsley, ISG, and Galliford Try, which secured a place on the lot covering projects worth between £5m and £15m; while Casey Group, Eric Wright, Esh, and Seddon all secured spots on the lot covering schemes worth between £1m and £5m.

This means Seddon has won a place on all three frameworks put out by Procure North West.

Robbie Blackhurst, managing director of Procure North West, said: “We are absolutely delighted that these two frameworks are now live after receiving over 100 individual lot bids across both procurement routes. The size, capability, and geographical fit of each contractor partner is perfect, and we look forward to working with them over the next four years.”

“Procure North West can now offer a ‘one stop shop’ for public sector bodies across the region with frameworks that cover both small and major projects providing them with the capability to run a single stage or two stage competition and even to direct award through the Procure North West Direct Framework.”