ISG and Galliford Try also win places on four latest sub-lots

Contractors have been awarded additional places on the government’s £30bn procurement agreement developed by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) to help shape public-sector construction. 

In October the government revealed which firms had won places on 31 of 38 sub-lots on the construction framework. It has now awarded 61 more places on four more sub-lots.

These include the highest-value lot, which covers national construction works in excess of £80m. The other three cover works worth between £3m and £10m in the north of England, £10m and £30m in the south, and from £30m to £80m throughout the rest of England and Wales.

Interserve, ISG, Kier and Galliford Try have been awarded places on all four of the lots. Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke, Tarmac and McLaughlin & Harvey have won places on three of them.

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All public-sector bodies can use the Construction Works and Associated Services agreement to find companies for building projects such as schools, hospitals, offices,  universities, prisons, and housing. It means they do not have to run their own potentially costly and time-consuming procurement exercises

The framework, which is set to run for the next seven years, aims to support public bodies in the construction, maintenance and disposal of buildings. It was designed to ensure a level playing-field for smaller firms, with the deal divided into lots for different contract values and regions.

Fifty-seven SMEs have so far been appointed to the framework.

The CCS’s £2.9bn consultancy framework was launched in 2017, nearly four years later than planned, after the previous process was cancelled by the CCS’s procurement partner UK SBS following a high court challenge by then-failed bidder Turner & Townsend.

The CCS took over control of it in November 2014, but it was beset by further delays which it blamed on the complexity and size of the framework and the need to get it right.

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