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London boroughs launch £7bn construction framework

Contractors are to be invited to bid for a new £7bn construction framework covering projects across London.

The London Construction Programme – a partnership between all of the capital’s 33 boroughs – has published a prior information notice for the framework, which will cover publicly funded jobs.

The deal will be split across four lots, each with sub-categories based on value and regions. The framework is expected to commence in 2019 and run for five years.

Lot one will cover housing projects, firms on lot two will deliver education and leisure work, and lot three will comprise capital projects.

Each of these will be divided into project value sub-categories – £1m-£5m, £5m-£10m, £10m-£20m and £20m-plus. These sub-categories will in turn be split into regions: central, north, east, south and west London.

Lot four will cover heritage and historical projects and be divided into two value sub-categories of £1m-£10m and £10m-plus.

Firms on lot five will deliver highways and public realm projects worth more than £1m.

The framework will be open to any of the capital’s 33 boroughs, as well as public bodies such as the police and fire services as well as social housing providers. 

The London Construction Programme will replace the MW14 Major Construction framework, which expires in May 2019. 

Haringey Council will manage the procurement process for the new deal as it has for the MW14, which was launched in 2012.

The MW14 framework was split across eight lots, with a total of 24 sub-categories.

Among the contractors to hold places on the existing deal are Durkan, Interserve, Kier, Mace and Willmott Dixon.

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