Councils in the West Midlands have started their search for civil engineering and highways contractors to carry out maintenance work over the next three years as part of a £50 million framework.
This will include minor works, including bridge maintenance, pavement construction, infilling of existing subways with associated demolition works and installation of drainage.
The framework will go out in three lots, with the third of them focusing on contracts worth over £500,000. The first and second will be for work worth between £100,000 and £500,000 each. Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, which is managing the framework on behalf of the other councils in the Black Country and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), expects to appoint a maximum of 18 companies to the framework, reports Construction News.
Birmingham City Council, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, Wolverhampton City Council and Wolverhampton Homes are the other organisations involved in procurement.
The agreement is expected to be in place by 1 November this year and will run until October 2024, with the potential for it to be extended by an extra year.
Interested parties must submit their tenders by 10 August here.