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In the news this week

This week’s headlines, offering you leads for upcoming tendering opportunities and updates about the public sector marketplace. 

Planning changes to speed up delivery of vital infrastructure

To speed up the approval process for projects, the government plans to simplify the current system and create a new fast-track route. This would benefit projects that provide clear advantages to communities, such as off-shore wind farms, transport links, waste facilities and nuclear power stations.

Massive York Central project set to get extra £40 Million

The government has agreed to give York council an extra £40 million to make the most of York Central. The money depends on the devolution deal for York and North Yorkshire. It would help to finish key infrastructure projects for the big development site behind York Railway Station on time and to a high standard.

Wirral clears path for £12m Birkenhead active travel projects

Two projects to improve walking and cycling facilities in Birkenhead have been approved by Wirral Council’s environment, climate emergency, and transport committee. One of them is a £9m scheme to upgrade Conway Street and Europa Boulevard, which has secured funding from the government’s Future High Street Fund and Active Travel Fund. The other one is a £3m scheme to enhance Grange Road, Charing Cross, and Grange Road West, which also received support from the Future High Street Fund.

CG images reveal look at multi-million-pound Northumberland town investment

Blyth’s Bridge Street will undergo a £2.7m makeover starting in September. The final scheme, which was designed and consulted with residents, businesses and key stakeholders earlier this year, will create a more attractive and accessible entrance to the town centre, as well as better walking and cycling routes to encourage active travel in the area. This project is part of the Energising Blyth regeneration programme, which aims to invest £90m to revitalise, connect and grow the town.

Proposed €36bn all-island rail plan would vastly improve connections and speed up journeys

An ambitious all-Ireland rail plan proposes a train service that would connect Cork and Derry, spanning the whole country. Other routes would also link Galway and Derry, Cork and Ballina, Co Mayo and many other counties that currently have limited or no rail access. The All-Island Rail Review, which was jointly developed by Ireland’s Department of Transport and the Northern Ireland Department of Infrastructure, contains 30 major recommendations for improving rail services across the island.

Extraordinary & interesting notices

Here we share the tender and prior information notices that caught our attention this week.

€75k Analysis of groundwater samples for age dating purposes Prior Information Notice

Authority: Trinity College Dublin
Published: 21 July 2023
Estimated go-live: 30 October 2023

TCD proposes to award a contract (or contracts) for The analysis of groundwater samples for age dating purposes. Trinity welcomes expressions of interest from established companies or commercial laboratories that supply comparable analysis services. Responses must include trading details and a summary of the available laboratory techniques to deliver the Lot requirements.

£2bn NHS Workforce Alliance Framework Agreement for Insourced Services to support the provision of Healthcare Services by NHS and other public bodies 

Authority: North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative 
Published: 21 July 2023
Deadline: 21 August 2023

As part of the recovery from the COVID pandemic, the NHS and other public sector organisations have a requirement to supplement, support and expand their own in-house capacity through use of insourced service provision. This framework shall provide access to a wide range of insourced service solutions in support of the delivery of compliant and high quality patient focused healthcare.

£60m Kitchen Supply Framework

Authority: Communities and Housing Investment Consortium Limited (CHIC) 
Published: 21 July 2023
Deadline: 21 August 2023

CHIC is procuring a 4-year Framework designed to allow specialist local and nationwide Kitchen suppliers with lots for the supply of Pre-assembled Kitchen units as set out in this Notice.

Telecare Alarm Service Business Continuity Support Including Call Handling Provision Prior Information Notice

Authority: Caerphilly County Borough Council 
Published: 25 July 2023
Estimated go-live: 2 October 2023

Caerphilly County Borough Council (CCBC) are seeking expressions of interest from alarm monitoring receiving centres (ARCs) with a SaaS based digital UMO platform for the delivery of an alarm monitoring service if a service disruption prevents the councils in-house ARC team from being able to answer calls.

Pupil Tracking System (2-18yrs) Prior Information Notice

Authority: Angus Council
Published: 25 July 2023
Estimated go-live: 30 August 2023

Procurement of a Pupil Tracking System covering the ages of 2-18yrs. This must be a a web application that allows teachers, Senior Leadership Team, admin staff and the Local Authority to track, monitor and analyse pupils’ attainment and achievement data and report to parents. The system should be flexible enough that schools can tailor the tool to meet their individual needs.

This week's tender stats

New tendering opportunities published between 21 – 27 July 2023. Live opportunities as of 28 July 2023.

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United Kingdom LIVE opportunities

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Republic of Ireland NEW opportunities

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