New strategy launched for building projects and repairs

By on 23/09/2011 in News

An integrated strategy has been launched by Birmingham City Council for the procurement and delivery of capital building schemes and repairs and maintenance to non-housing properties owned by the local authority.

The Constructing West Midlands Framework has been created in such a way that it can be utilised by other public sector bodies across the West Midlands region. The framework will run for an initial four-year period with an option to extend for two further periods of two years each.

A value range of £1.5-£3.5 billion has been provided as an indication of the total work that may be delivered through the framework agreement during its potential eight-year term for all participating public bodies.

Cllr Randal Brew, Cabinet Member for Finance at Birmingham City Council, said: “The Constructing West Midlands Framework is being established to provide a high quality, cost effective, innovative delivery vehicle covering all aspects of public sector construction activity for the council and the wider West Midlands region.

“The principles underpinning this are wholly consistent with the Government Construction Strategy published earlier this year, and all contractors appointed to the lots under the framework will have demonstrated their ability and commitment to work collaboratively with the council and other framework contractors.

“The council looks forward to working with everyone involved with the framework on many successful projects in the years to come.”

Any public body utilising the framework will be benefiting from the savings on significant procurement costs particularly on high value projects that would otherwise have been subject to separate European Procurement tendering processes.

Use of the Constructing West Midlands Framework by other public sector organisations will be through entering into an Access Agreement with the council and could potentially attract an income stream to the benefit of the council through the charge of an access fee.

In addition all participating public sector organisations (including the council) will benefit from the cumulative volume discounts that have been incorporated into the contractual mechanism, however there will be no guarantees of work to any contractor appointed to any of the framework lots.

The Constructing West Midlands Framework's comprises separate lots as follows:-

A) Lots 1 - 6 which replace the current Term Contracts and are for works up to £500k in value:-

Lot 1 - Legionella Inspection and servicing (North)
Lot 2 - Legionella Inspection and servicing (South)
Lot 3 - Provision of Electrical and Mechanical Reactive / Planned Repair and Maintenance (North)
Lot 4 - Provision of Electrical and Mechanical Reactive / Planned Repair and Maintenance (South)
Lot 5 - Provision of Building Works Reactive/Planned Repair and Maintenance (North)
Lot 6 - Provision of Building Works Reactive/Planned Repair and Maintenance (South)

Successful Contractors appointed to Lots 1-6 are:-

Lot 1 – Integrated Water Services
Lot 2 – Planned Maintenance Engineering Ltd. t/a Carillion Planned Maintenance
Lot 3 – Planned Maintenance Engineering Ltd. t/a Carillion Planned Maintenance
Lot 4 – Middleton Maintenance Services Ltd
Lot 5 – Kendrick Construction Ltd.
Lot 6 -Mitie Property Services (UK) Ltd.

B) Lot 7 which replaces the current capital works Framework and is for works above £500k in value (no upper limit)

Successful Contractors appointed to Lot 7 are:-

Community Solutions West Midlands (a Morgan Sindall and Lovell Partnership)
Mansell Construction Services Ltd.
Thomas Vale Construction Plc
Willmott Dixon

ENDS

For more information contact Kris Kowalewski on 0121 303 3621

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