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WESTWORKS AND COLLABORATION CONSORTIA DEVELOPMENT DPS

Westworks is about to start the re-procurement of the hugely successful Development Contractor Framework. We will be procuring this arrangement on behalf of our “Collaboration” consortia partners namely; Westworks, Advantage South West, Efficiency East Midlands and South East Consortium.

Because of the large area covered by the Collaboration and the need to attract more SME providers as well as the larger organisations, we have decided to run this procurement as a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).

This means that rather than the framework being tendered, awarded and then closed for four years, we are able to keep access for contractors open via a Request to Participate (RTP) system, which is in effect a PQQ to get onto an “approved list”. In practice this means that there will be no pricing exercise to undergo during the initial tender and any subsequent RTP.

However, because the way in which we run mini-competitions through the current framework is based on similar principles, our process will remain largely unchanged in so much that there will be an ITT stage for any call-offs that will be project specific and require pricing etc. at that stage rather than at the “OJEU” stage.

Westworks have a system of Expression of Interest (EoI) and where necessary a reduction in the number of bidders by a sifting brief which is a project-specific questionnaire. We do this so that the number of participants is manageable and because we are very mindful of the amount of work required by bid teams to complete an ITT. Participants will also have the opportunity to decline mini-comps.
The DPS will cover four main categories:
1. Design and build of housing & non-housing developments with 1 to 10 units and projects with value up to £1.5m this lot will include developments of multiple phases each up to £1.5m
2. Design and build of housing & non-housing developments with 11 to 40 units and projects with value up to £4.5m this lot will include developments of multiple phases each over £1.5m to £4.5m
3. Design and build of housing & non-housing developments with over 40 units and projects with value over £4.5m
4. Major refurbishment/remodelling of property including commercial / corporate property

The geographical coverage of this arrangement will be the same as that currently used; that is you tell us what post codes you can demonstrate that you can deliver into and you will be invited to participate in any opportunity that comes up in that area within the categories that you have been awarded.

The DPS means also that we can run the arrangement for more than the prescribed four years allowed under a framework and also longer-term partnerships between contractors and clients is possible.
We anticipate being in a position to advertise the procurement on OJEU and Contracts Finder by mid-July.

Once registered HERE (or click the “supplier area at the top of this page and then “register as a supplier”) you will receive and automated notification when we issue the tender and so there is no need to do anything more just yet.

We will keep you informed of any changes to this but look forward to seeing your company participate in the DPS in due course.

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Employers Agent, Principal Designer, Clerk of Works Framework

We are pleased to announce that our new professional services framework is now live and available to use. This framework provides for EA, Principal Designer (CDM) and Clerk of Works services for traditional and modern methods / off site manufacturing developments. This will support our existing Development Contractor framework and also provide additional services.

This framework covers South and Southwest England, South Wales and additional coverage nationwide where required. This is a fully compliant and easily accessed framework which can be accessed by any public sector spending body, membership is free so give us a call to get more information.

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Materials and Merchant Services Tender

EEM are our sister procurement consortium based in Nottingham and supporting 94 organisations (mainly Social Housing Providers) across England and Wales including 3 partner consortia – Westworks, Advantage South West and South East Consortium. The tender just published covers a wide range of materials including general building materials, timber, plumbing, electrical and kitchens. The core area of work for most of our Members is within repairs and planned maintenance and many employ their own Operatives with support from external Contractors.  It is essential that all Operatives have easy access to materials as locally as possible to complete all the required repairs and maintenance to properties. These materials need to be available at the right time to provide an efficiency of time for Operatives and a first-time fix. Therefore the key features of the framework are:

  • Sufficient coverage in their area to support a mobile workforce across our membership
  • ‘One Stop Shop’ facility for all materials
  • Next day delivery to site or individual property
  • Trade counter to facilitate collections
  • Guaranteed stock holding against an agreed core list
  • Van stock management
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Reporting data to assist with continuous improvement and review of products

The details of how to access the documents are below:

  1. Go to the portal https://xantive.supplierselect.com
  2. If you need to register a new account  follow the prompts to set up your organisation
  3. When you sign in select “Public Projects” from the menu (top right).  A list of all open tenders will be displayed
  4. Select “EEM Supply & Distribution of Materials” from the list of projects and then “Create Opportunity”.  That will give you access to the basic information.
  5. Click “Accept Opportunity” to get more detail.  There is no obligation to submit a response.
  6. If you do wish to submit a response, do so before the deadline by changing the Status to Submitted.  You will only be allowed to submit if every mandatory question is answered.

 

The link for the OJEU advert is http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:287310-2017:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0

 

 

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Internal & External Works 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Internal and External Works Framework has now been renewed and extended in scope and suppliers.

We had a good response from the industry with 146 providers downloading the tender documents.

We have awarded the new framework to 33 providers covering the 13 Lots.

This framework is open to all public sector bodies and RPs and has a much enlarged value (£100m). Our sister consortia will also be accessing the framework as part of our cross-HCA cooperation and sharing of resources, bringing greater efficiencies to our members.

You can find more information on the framework under the frameworks tab. If you need more information please contact myself or Cliff via email: [email protected]

This framework is open to all public sector bodies and RPs and has a much enlarged value (£850m) across the thirteen lots. Our sister consortia will also be accessing the framework as part of our cross-HCA cooperation and sharing of resources, bringing greater efficiencies to our members

If you are after more information on the the internal and external works framework, feel free to contact us following the link below.

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Internal & External Decorations

We are pleased to announce that the Internal and External Decorations Framework has now been renewed and extended in scope and suppliers.

We had a good response from the industry with 41 companies downloading the tender documents.

We have awarded the new framework to 19 suppliers and attach the tender report for information.

This framework is open to all public sector bodies and RPs and has a much enlarged value (£100m). Our sister consortia will also be accessing the framework as part of our cross-HCA cooperation and sharing of resources, bringing greater efficiencies to our members.

You can find more information on the framework under the frameworks tab. If you need more information please contact me or Cliff via email: [email protected]

This framework is open to all public sector bodies and RPs and has a much enlarged value (£100m) across the two lots. Our sister consortia will also be accessing the framework as part of our cross-HCA cooperation and sharing of resources, bringing greater efficiencies to our members

If you are after more information on the asbestos removal feel free to contact us following the link below.

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Asbestos Framework Launch

We are pleased to announce that the Asbestos Survey and Removal Framework has now been renewed and extended in scope and suppliers.
We had a massive response from the industry with 110 expressions of interest and in the end 46 compliant bids. We have awarded the new framework to 26 suppliers (10 survey 16 removal) and attach the tender report for information. You can find more information on the framework under the frameworks tab. If you need more information please contact me or Cliff via email: [email protected]
This framework is open to all public sector bodies and RPs and has a much enlarged value (£100m) across the two lots. Our sister consortia will also be accessing the framework as part of our cross-HCA cooperation and sharing of resources, bringing greater efficiencies to our members..

ASBESTOS REMOVAL

and Associated frameworks

ASBESTOS SURVEY

If you are after more information on the asbestos removal feel free to contact us following the link below.