Tender course of for £10bn offsite framework begins

Contractors have been invited to bid for work on a bumper authorities offsite-construction framework price £10bn.

The Crown Business Service (CCS), which is procuring the scheme for the federal government, notified corporations to the Offsite Building Options (OCS) framework this week.

It will likely be open to be used by all authorities departments and arm’s-length our bodies.

The framework covers the design, fabrication, bodily supply, development or set up and upkeep of prefabricated buildings, and offers direct entry to producers for a whole vary of offsite development options.

The OCS replaces a earlier £500m modular-building-solutions settlement that was launched 4 years in the past. Main suppliers on that deal included Caledonian, Elliott, McAvoy, Portakabin and Wernick, bolstered by 18 smaller corporations.

bidders have till 7 October to summit their instances, with the four-year contract turning into energetic from January subsequent yr. There’s an choice to increase for 3 years.

The CCS is anticipated to host a bidders’ day on 1 September to supply particulars of the framework’s new multi-lot construction.

That is the newest framework to return to market that addresses the offsite sector. Ilke Houses, Influence Modular and TopHat have been named on a £600m offsite housing framework in July final yr.

That got here weeks after corporations have been invited to bid for a brand new £1.1bn offsite housing settlement specializing in offsite options that could possibly be delivered with net-zero carbon emissions.

In January 2020, Laing O’Rourke and Wates have been among the many contractors appointed to a £3bn modular-schools framework masking England.

Modular housing acquired important funding from main backers final yr, with L&G pumping £6m into its modular enterprise in November to drive the “subsequent development section”.

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