Weekly round-up of news, statistics, and information relating to public procurement within the UK and Republic of Ireland.
This week’s headlines, offering you leads for tendering opportunities and updates about the public sector marketplace.
The UK government has published revised guidance on how to design major public procurement projects (involving steel) in a way that ensures the best value for money by recognising relevant wider social and environmental benefits where appropriate. The revised guidance replaces existing guidance on procuring steel in major projects.
Stockton Council plans to spend £262m as part of its 3-year capital programme. Many projects are listed in this article, including:
– £11.5m partial rebuild of Egglescliffe School
– £20m new customer services and leisure facility in the town centre
– £36.5 demolition of the Castlegate site
– £22m for sustainable transport
– £19m for “strategic urban expansion”
Victoria Infirmary will be getting a 12,600 sq ft extension with two operating theatres, consulting rooms, and a recovery area. Plans also include the demolition of existing structures and the refurbishment of older structures.
Gwynedd council has decided to progress with plans for a £14.6m care home, that would be built on a 2-acre site, and accommodate around 60 residents.
Financial and commercial plans for the 30-year Clyde Metro have been confirmed thanks to support from the UK Infrastructure Bank. Clyde Metro plans to add trams to Glasgow and upgrade the rail network across 8 local authorities.
Here we share the tenders and prior information notices that caught our attention this week.
Authority: Hampshire County Council
Published: 12 April 2023
Estimated go-live: 1 June 2023
Description: The current generation of the Landscape and External Works Framework will expire on 15th September 2023. The Authority (Hampshire County Council) plan to put in place a successor framework to deliver landscaping, outdoor works, and small agricultural buildings projects in Hampshire and neighbouring Counties for the period 2023-2027.
Authority: DAA plc
Published: 11 April 2023
Deadline: 13 June 2023
Description: This RFI is the first stage in the procurement process to identify a suitably experienced building Contractor to design, procure, construct, test and commission, put into service (including assisting the Contracting Authority with Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer) and undertake close-out activities for the NA development at Dublin Airport.
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This week we saw 796 new tendering opportunities, and 61 prior information notices, published across the UK and ROI.
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