Heavyweights have won places on two flagship civils frameworks worth a total of more than £1bn, Construction News understands.
CN has learned the names of 15 contractors selected as preferred bidders for the YORcivil2 frameworks, covering building and civils works across Yorkshire and Humber.
YORcivil2 comprises the South and West Area Contractors Framework, worth £720m, and the North and East Area Contractors Framework, valued at £324m.
CN understands that the firms to have won places on the frameworks include:
- Balfour Beatty
- Bam Nuttall
- Breheny Civil Engineering
- C R Reynolds
- Esh Group
- Galliford Try
- Henry Boot Construction
- Jackson Civil Engineering
- North Midland Construction
- Morgan Sindall
- Wright Civil Engineering
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is procuring the North and East Area Contractors Framework, while Sheffield City Council is procuring the South and West Area Contractors Framework.
Civil engineering works, bridge and structures works, highway surfacing jobs and flood alleviation projects will make up the majority of work procured through the two deals.
It is understood eight contractors have been selected for each lot of the frameworks, with firms scooping work on multiple lots.
The breakdown of lots on the framework is as follows:
Deal one: South and West Area Contractors Framework
The seven lots are:
- £28.8m, works in southern areas
- £28.8m, works in western areas
- £96m, works in southern areas
- £96m, works in western areas
- £144m, miscellaneous works
- £201m, miscellaneous works
- £125m, surfacing works
Deal two: North and East Area Contractors Framework
The six lots are:
- £7.2m, miscellaneous works
- £43.2m, miscellaneous works
- £67.2m, miscellaneous works
- £76.8m, miscellaneous works
- £48m, surfacing works
- £81.6m, coastal works
According to the OJEU notice for this framework, around £20m will be assigned for works to Bridlington Harbour and Marina under the coastal works lot. Authorities in the North-east of England will also be covered under this lot.
All public sector bodies in these regions will be able to use the frameworks, with works in some areas of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and the North-east also covered under the deal.
The YORcivil2 frameworks will replace the previous YORcivil deal.
Construction News revealed in 2011 that Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Galliford Try, Interserve and Kier were among the list of winning contractors appointed to the previous framework, which was worth £129m when it was procured.
A spokesperson for East Riding of Yorkshire Council said: “Our Construction Framework team said they are not in a position to confirm the appointments as the contracts haven’t been formally awarded yet.”