Thursday, October 8, 2009

Top 5 construction tenders - 8 October 2009

This week's top five construction tenders include a ВЈ144m retirement home building framework for homes across the country, a ВЈ60m housing refurbishment scheme in Glasgow and a ВЈ60m student accommodation deal in Canterbury. The details are only a summary of what's available, for the full OJEU click on the link.

England: Retirement housing

Value: ВЈ144m Hanover Housing Association is advertising its ВЈ144m retirement housing framework. The four year deal will be split across three regions, and it's anticipated that up to four contractors will be appointed for each region with a mix of national and regional contractors. The association manages nearly 19,000 retirement and extra care properties. Its current build programme is four to six extra care schemes a year as well as 1,000 retirement units over the next five years. Deadline: 2 NovemberADVERTISEMENT

Top 5 construction tenders - 8 October 2009


Glasgow: Housing refurbishment

Value: ВЈ50m-ВЈ60m Glasgow Housing Association is inviting tenders for a ВЈ50-60m framework to improve its housing stock. The four-year deal, in which three firms are expected to participate, involves improvement work to the external fabric of low rise properties. The main elements of the work include the replacement of expired roof coverings, the application of an insulated external render system to walls. Secondary elements include roof repairs, fascia and soffit renewal, gutter renewal, associated works to chimneys, stone cleaning and pointing, window repair and replacement and asbestos removal. Deadline: 6 November

Canterbury: Student accommodation

Value: ВЈ40m-ВЈ60m The University of Kent has advertised for a contractor to deliver student accommodation and leisure facility at its Canterbury campus. The residential accommodation must provide around 1000 beds and be accompanied by a conference facility that offers 150 beds. Both buildings must feature a high level of sustainability with respect to materials used and achieve at least a BREEAM very good rating. Deadline: 12 November

Leeds: Waste treatment facilities

Value: ВЈ30m Leeds City Council is looking for contractors to tackle a ВЈ30m four-year framework covering provision of waste treatment facilities. It may be extended to six years, depending on the council's progress in procuring a PFI-funded waste treatment facility, which it expects to be operational from 2014. The contract is divided into 11 lots covering different waste streams. Contractors may have to be responsible for onward transportation and costs relating to that transfer. Deadline: 23 November

Coventry: University building

Value: ВЈ29m Coventry University has issued an invitation to tender the construction of a new ВЈ29m engineering and computing building. The new building is initially planned to be a seven storey structure (pictured) though the OJEU does say the procurement route will be a single stage design and build form of contract. In addition a new route will be generated between the new facility and the existing library and new car park structure. Deadline: 23 October


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