This Framework is designed to cover a broad scope of construction projects, focused on the development and regeneration of urban centres throughout the UK. Contractors may be called upon by eligible contracting authorities to provide complete design and build projects for simple structures; or complete construction projects based on detailed designs from the authority or its agents (developers, architects etc.); or associated construction activities.
The framework is aimed at driving city and town centre development to bolster economic growth, promote business and improving living spaces for residents of urban areas. The types of projects will include commercial or mixed-use sites comprising shops and residential properties, entertainment complexes, structures for public use, enterprise developments, institutional premises including universities and colleges; leisure; parking; amenities; as well as associated infrastructure.
Lots will be divided according to the value of the projects. This is to engage with the best Suppliers for each size of development, utilising SMEs where this provides the best quality and value for money. Any organisation, or consortium, can apply to be a supplier if they can deliver comprehensive works as detailed in the tender description.
This Framework is available to contracting authorities throughout the UK. However it is not mandatory to cover the whole region. There will be a process of further competition for specific jobs. There is also a process for direct award, which will be detailed in the tender documents.
A list of eligible contracting authorities that may use this framework is available with the procurement documents, which will be published with the ITT. It includes central government departments and their arm’s length bodies and agencies, non-departmental public bodies, NHS bodies, local authorities, registered providers, health, police, fire and rescue, education, charities and devolved administrations.