Procure North West (Lite) and Procure North West (Services) will offer public sector bodies across the region access to firms able to deliver key projects. Tony McDonough reports
Two frameworks linking public sector bodies across the North West with approved contractors have now gone live.
Liverpool-based Procure North West has whittled down more than 100 bids from contractors has been whittled down to 18 firms across both frameworks – Procure North West (Lite) and Procure North West (Services).
The Procure North West (Lite) Framework is free for all public-sector bodies and has been established to support them to procure contractors to deliver minor projects and work tasks across the North West Region ranging in value from £50,000 to £1m.
The framework is split into five sub regional lots covering Cumbria, Cheshire, Lancashire, Manchester and Merseyside.
The Procure North West (Services) Framework allows public sector bodies across the region to procure and contract direct with regional mechanical and electrical installers eliminating any profit and profit scenarios when only procuring building services works.
Winning contractors on the Procure North West (Lite) are City Build Construction; Contor Construction; Cruden Construction; Eric Wright Construction; Morris & Spottiswood; Novus Construction; Rayner Rowen Construction; Seddon Construction; Warden Construction; Whitfield and Brown Construction.
And on the Procure North West (Services) those chosen were Dodd Group; Interserve Engineering; James Mercer Group; Logic Electrical; NG Bailey; Proline Group; Seddon; T Clarke.
Robbie Blackhurst, managing director of Procure North West, said: “The size, capability, and geographical fit of each contractor partner is perfect, and we look forward to working with them over the next four years.
“Procure North West can now offer a ‘one stop shop’ for public sector bodies across the region with frameworks that cover both small and major projects providing them with the capability to run a single stage or two stage competition and even to direct award through the Procure North West Direct Framework.”