The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has put firms on notice for a huge £10bn offsite construction framework which will be available across the government and arm’s length bodies.
It will cover the supply, design, delivery, construction and maintenance of buildings across the UK.
The pan-government Offsite Construction Solutions framework will replace an existing £500m modular framework established four years ago, which included five major suppliers – Caledonian, Elliott, McAvoy, Portakabin and Wernick – and a further 18 smaller-scale firms.
The four year contract runs from 24 January next year, with an option to extend for a further three years.
The CCS intends to host a bidder’s day next Thursday (1 September) which will provide details of the framework’s new multi-lot structure, which will cover the education, health, justice and defence.
Firms have until 7 October to submit bids.
The new procurement framework comes at a time when the future of modular construction is looking uncertain, with several firms entering administration or being forced to scale back operations this year.
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