massive new building framework
Firms of all sizes are being invited to prequalify for a massive new building framework covering council jobs in London.
The London Construction Programme Works and Major Works framework will be open to all 33 London Boroughs and is due to come into force at the start of 2015.
It has been given an estimated pipeline of work of anywhere between £1bn and £4bn over the next four years.
But as an untested arrangement, it is still open to question how much the cash-strapped public sector will be able to deliver.
A meet the buyer event will be staged on the 10 March to set out plans for four-year framework, which is broken down into 30 lots covering five London sub-regions.
Each region will be banded into projects up to £1m, £1m-£5m and over £5m, covering new-build housing or separate lots for other building like schools and health care projects.
Eight contractors are intended to be included on each lot in each sub-region except the £100,000 to £1m lots where up to 10 contractors may be appointed.