Issue : 05 November 2009
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Only 18 firms remain for ProCure 21+Subscription
Less than a third of the 59 contractors that expressed an interest in the £4 billion ProCure 21+ framework returned prequalification questionnaires, it has emerged.
The CBI Construction Council’s chairman has named pressuring the Government to bring forward £3 billion of work and fund a £2bn PFI bailout as its top achievements in its inaugural year.
A host of international firms are lining up to battle for a package of decommissioning works at Sellafield that could be worth as much as £1.5 billion.
Westfield faces White City legal battleSubscription
Westfield is facing a multi-million pound legal battle with a major US entertainment group that claims it was forced to pull out of a deal at the £1.7 billion White City development because the cinema complex was not built to agreed specifications.
Highways chief predicts quality bidsSubscription
Highways Agency chief executive Graham Dalton has told MPs he anticipates more competition for its Managing Agent Contractor schemes during the recession.
A host of regeneration specialists is lining up to bid for a 10-year, £200 million framework covering Decent Homes and planned improvement works to housing in South-west London.
Morrison eyes up acquisition targetsSubscription
Morrison Utility Services is targeting a significant acquisition after a year in which its turnover passed the £500 million mark.
Government backs move to standardise safety PQQsSubscription
Contractors are being urged to get involved in an industry-led scheme to standardise safety pre-qualification questionnaires, with smaller firms in particular being told the initiative could open the door for them to tender for a much wider range of work.
Network Rail could throw the UK’s busiest rail corridor into “total chaos” as it plans to axe nearly 1,500 maintenance jobs, according to rail union RMT.
Wakefield-based modular building manufacturer Thurston Building Systems has secured a deal to purchase the assets and intellectual property of rival company Ultra Secure Products, which fell into administration.