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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. 

400-year-old Northumberland bridge to close for months for repairs

If plans are approved, Berwick Old Bridge will undergo essential repairs that will make it inaccessible to vehicles for several months. The work will cost £800,000 and will begin as soon as Historic England grants the permission needed.

York Central development set to get new public square

Behind York Station lies a massive, unused, 111-acre site. City of York Council calls this site ‘York Central’, and they have developed plans to transform it into a new area with up to 2,500 new homes and one million square feet of space for offices, shops and leisure facilities.

Levenmouth Rail Link plans for new bridge

Network Rail plans to build a bridge over the new line connecting Kirkland and Mountfleurie, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to cross safely. Work on the bridge and the surrounding paths will start in late autumn and a temporary diversion will be set up during that time.

Roads, bridges and paths in line for £103m revamp

National Highways has announced a £103m investment for 75 projects to improve the infrastructure of roads, bridges and paths in the south-west of England, from Cornwall to Wiltshire. Some of these works have already started. The plan also includes £5.5m for green initiatives and facilities for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders. 

Gatwick Airport’s plans to create second Heathrow unveiled

Gatwick has revealed plans to expand into a two-runway airport, doubling capacity to handle 78 million passengers a year. Plans also include supporting infrastructure and facilities, including a new hotel, additional car parks, and upgraded roads. There will be a 6-month hearing for the plans, starting at the end of 2023.

Town’s new £18m railway station supported by city region cabinet

Council leaders have backed an £18m project to construct a new railway station in Barrhead. The work is scheduled to start in June next year and finish by December 2025. The price has risen from an initial £8.8m to £18.3m due to inflation and changes to the scheme’s scope, as reported by officials in 2021.

A38 motorway in Worcestershire to undergo major overhaul

The A38 motorway at Bromsgrove will undergo upgrades to enhance connectivity between Birmingham, Bristol, and Gloucester, according to Worcestershire County Council. The project has a total budget of £49.8m, of which £43m will come from the Department of Transport (DfT) and the rest from Worcestershire County Council.

Plans for Manchester-Leeds M62 railway bridge to be rebuilt

Network Rail has applied to replace a 55-year-old bridge over the M62 motorway at Castleton, Rochdale, that carries trains from Huddersfield to Manchester. The bridge will be rebuilt next year if approved. Engineers will plan to minimise disruption for rail and motorway users.

Extraordinary & interesting notices

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

All-Wales IT Products and Services Agreement Prior Information Notice

Authority: Llywodraeth Cymru / Welsh Government
Published: 10 August 2023
Estimated go-live: 17 November 2023

This Notice relates to a scoping exercise for the third generation of the all-Wales IT Products and Services Framework Agreement. The Agreement will include various lots for; IT Hardware, Software, ICT Services, Audio Visual products and services and a Circular Economy and Recycled Items Lot. Welsh Government Commercial Delivery does not guarantee that a call for competition will take place as a result of this Prior Information Notice.

Request for Information – Bottled Water

Authority: NI Water and its subsidiaries
Published: 9 August 2023
Deadline: 1 September 2023

This RFI is a general market enquiry to identify and engage with suppliers who can supply and deliver bottled water to NI Water. NI Water is seeking to assess the interest, capacity and capability of the market in providing this type of service. NI Water is also interested in receiving feedback from the market on the different experiences, approaches and models used when supplying bottled water. In addition to the RFI, NI Water also plan to hold supplier engagement meetings in September 2023 and an expression of interest for these meetings can be made by completing and returning the RFI Questionnaire.

Construction of Temporary Bus Depot at Jamestown Prior Information Notice

Authority: NI Water and its subsidiaries
Published: 7 August 2023
Estimated go-live: 9 October 2023

The National Transport Authority (NTA) gives notice of its intention to procure the build of a temporary bus depot. This proposed depot will be located 7 km north of the city centre along the Jamestown Rd. The proposed depot will include 180 bus parking bays, a maintenance building (1000m2) and an administration building (700m2).

Underwater Engineering Services Contract

Authority: Ministry of Defence
Published: 9 August 2023
Deadline: 31 March 2024

Underwater Engineering Services (UES) in the United Kingdom and worldwide, is carried out to support the Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) platforms and managed on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) by the Authority (Defence, Equipment and Security (DE&S)), (Salvage and Marine Operations Delivery Team (SALMO DT)).

The Authority requires one or more suppliers to deliver the following over an approximate seven-year contract including option years:

– Provision of commercial diving services to UK Health and Safety Executive Diving at Work Regulations inland/inshore Approved Code of Practice both in the UK and overseas to conduct a range of underwater inspection, maintenance, and repair activities on HM ships.

– Provision of services to review, update and generate new underwater engineering technical procedures, including the generation of engineering drawings and manufacturing data packs.

– Provision of services to inspect, repair and manufacture, or supply specialist underwater engineering equipment including, but not limited to, hull aperture blanks, cofferdams, hull cleaning equipment and any other bespoke items required to fulfil underwater engineering tasks.

This week's tender stats

New tendering opportunities published between 4 – 10 August 2023. Live opportunities as of 11 August 2023.

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