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Six east London boroughs seek partners for £217m construction framework

Six London councils, including Newham and Tower Hamlets, have set out plans for a construction framework that could be worth up to £217m.

The councils - Newham, Havering, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Enfield - are aiming to recruit a maximum of 27 contractors across three lots for the four-year programme of work.

Works on the framework include construction, design and build projects, refurbishment, and education projects, according to OJEU documents. Sectors include housing, education, and repairs & maintenance.

Schemes on the framework will be split across three lots: lot one covers projects up to £150,000; lot two covers projects between £150,000 and £500,000; while lot three includes schemes worth over £500,000.

Lot one, worth up to £70m, is focussed primarily on Newham and Havering, as “other boroughs may not have access” to this particular part of the framework, according to the contract notice.

For lot three, which is valued between £32m and £50m, the boroughs can also place any high value projects into a “unique procurement exercise,” unless the projects is urgent or there is “clear value” demonstrated by the use of the exisiting framework.

The boroughs will aim to recruit 12 contractors for lot on, nine contractors for lot two, and seven contractors for lot three.

The total value of the framework is estimated at between £139m and £217m over its four-year duration.


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