Work involves the installation of solar panels on 9,000 Welsh properties

Contractors are being invited to bid for a scheme which involves the installation of solar panels on 9,000 properties in Wales. United Welsh Housing Association and Torfaen County Borough Council have formed a purchasing consortium to let a one-year framework contract worth approximately £54m.

Works will involve the design, supply and fit of photo voltaic electricity generation systems to existing residential or commercial properties.

Lot 1 of the framework is valued at £6m and covers 1,000 properties for United Welsh Housing Association.

Lot 2 comprises 3,000 properties under the remit of Torfaen County Borough Council and is worth £18m.

Lot 3 comprises 5,000 properties from other Welsh housing associations and local authorities and is valued at £30m

The clients are seeking to appoint up to 15 framework partners. The deadline for receipt of tenders is 17 June.

Interested parties should contact Huw Phillips at Strongs Partnership on 029208113818 or email