Deals will be for public buildings and infrastructure
Contractors are vying for places on three construction frameworks worth a combined £1.6bn.
The four-year frameworks are regional versions of framework provider LHC’s new Public Buildings and Infrastructure framework, with the frameworks for England and Scotland both valued at £750m and one for Wales valued at £100m.
They have been set up as successors to LHC’s Schools and Community Buildings frameworks, which expires next June.
Incumbents include Kier, Vinci, Seddon, Galliford Try, Morgan Sindall and Willmott Dixon.
LHC said the new frameworks are for new build, refurbishment and extension jobs for public and social buildings as well as infrastructure works.
Projects will include educational buildings, healthcare buildings, emergency services buildings, offices, residential buildings which are part of mixed-use schemes and student accommodation.
Infrastructure works, either as part of other schemes or as standalone projects, may be included.
LHC also said jobs would include conversions of commercial buildings for residential use, which is expected to become more commonplace following the extension of permitted development rights in the government’s planning reforms.
The frameworks are each split into the same six lots with the same value bands, ranging from up to £2m to over £25m.
Lot 1: New build only - £0 to £2m
Lot 2: Refurbishment only - £0 to £2m
Lot 3: New build and refurbishment - £2m to £7m
Lot 4: New build, refurbishment and infrastructure - £7m to £14m
Lot 5: New build refurbishment and infrastructure - £14m to £25m
Lot 6: New build, refurbishment and infrastructure - Over £25m