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11 consultants scoop place on University of Cambridge framework

Eleven consultants have secured a place on two lots of the University of Cambridge’s largest ever estate management framework.

Aecom, Arcadis, Arup, Baily Garner, Currie & Brown, Faithful + Gould, Gardiner & Theobald, Sweett, QMP, Turner & Townsend and 3PM have all secured a place on the university’s £500m Estate Contractor and Consultants framework.

The framework is divided into six lots and is part of the university’s £800m capital building programme.

There are three value bands of the framework: Band B is for projects valued between £250k and £5m; Band C is for projects worth £5m-£30m and Band D is valued from £30m onwards.

Lots one and two are for the cost managers and project managers lots.

Band A, valued from £0-£250k was dropped from the framework because the university believed that local contractors and SMEs would be disadvantaged.

University of Cambridge estate management framework

Lot one for cost managers:

Band B (£250k-£5m):

Preferred bidders: Currie & Brown, Turner & Townsend, Sweett, Aecom

Reserve bidders: Faithful + Gould, Arcadis, Gardiner & Theobald

Band C (£5m-£30m):

Preferred bidders: Currie & Brown, Faithful & Gould, Arcadis, Aecom

Reserve bidders: Sweett, Turner & Townsend, Gardiner & Theobald

Band D (£30m+):

Preferred bidders: Currie & Brown, Faithful + Gould, Arcadis, Aecom

Reserve bidders: Sweett, Turner & Townsend, Gardiner & Theobald

Lot two for project managers

Band B (£250k-£5m):

Preferred biddersArup, Baily Garner, Currie & Brown, Arup, QMP

Reserve bidders: Aecom, 3PM

Band C and D (£5m-£30m+):

Preferred bidders: Arcadis, Arup, Aecom, Faithful + Gould, Sweett, Currie & Brown, 3PM

The remaining lots are for architects, contractors, civil and structural engineers and for service engineers

Construction News revealed that nine contractors had secured places on lot four in August.

The framework covers projects across both academic and research sectors.

New laboratories, lecture spaces and libraries will be built and work will take place on the university’s sports facilities, catering, accommodation and conservation areas.

Works on Grade I listed buildings will also take place. Some buildings are over 800 years old and protected by English Heritage.

The framework will last for two years with the possibility of yearly extensions for a further three years.

The performance of suppliers will be monitored through a supply relationship management programme using key performance indicators.

The remaining framework lots are: lot three for architects, lot four is for contractors, lot five is for civil and structural engineers, and lot six was for service engineers.

Construction News revealed that nine contractors had secured places on lot four in August.

Conamar, Kier, Quinn, RG Carter and SDC bagged places on Band B (£250k-£5m), with Ashe Construction and Barnes named as reserves.

Kier, RG Carter and SDC will deliver projects ranging from £5m to £30m (Band C), with Balfour Beatty, Bam Construct, ISG and M+W Group as reserves.

Balfour Beatty, Bam Construct, Bouygues, Kier and Laing O’Rourke won places on Band D of lot four for projects worth more than £30m. 

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