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Winners revealed for £750m higher education framework

Six contractors have won places on a £750m framework covering a consortium of universities in the North-east.

Bam Construction, B&K, Clugston, Galliford Try, Robertson and Sir Robert McAlpine have secured spots on the North East Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) framework.

The institutions served by the framework include Durham University, Northumbria University, Newcastle University (pictured), the University of Sunderland and Teesside University.

The framework is expected to deliver around £750m-worth of higher education construction projects over the next six years.

According to the NEUPC, the agreement is aimed at contracts with a value higher than £4.1m and includes several worth more than £20m.

One of the first projects to use the framework will be a £17m sports centre extension at Newcastle University.

North East Universities Purchasing Consortium framework winners

  • Bam Construction
  • Bowmer and Kirkland
  • Clugston
  • Galliford Try
  • Robertson
  • Sir Robert McAlpine

NEUPC head of consortium Frank Rowell said: “Through collaboration with our members in the North-east, we are excited to announce the launch of a groundbreaking major construction collaborative Framework.

“This is the first time a HE purchasing consortium has tendered a framework of this scale and complexity and demonstrates our ability to provide relevant and high-quality procurement resources to university estates departments.

“Our members are now able to access purchasing agreements that cover the majority of estates activity.”

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