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Tender Opportunities in Rail, Infrastructure, Housing, and More

Tender Opportunities in Rail, Infrastructure, Housing, and More

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This month’s procurement opportunities, helping you expand your portfolio in various sectors, from large-scale housing initiatives to intricate maintenance contracts.

By Michael Lee, CEO at BWL Group

As the UK stumbles its way through 2023, being well-informed of the emerging tenders and frameworks is crucial for companies aiming for growth and seeking new challenges. This communication serves as an indispensable resource for professionals in the industry, providing a comprehensive overview of current opportunities in various sectors, from large-scale housing initiatives to intricate maintenance contracts.

The tender opportunities below include a selection of projects across the United Kingdom, each representing a significant opportunity for businesses to not only expand their portfolio but also to contribute significantly to societal advancements and the reshaping of both urban and rural infrastructures.

We invite you to review the opportunities below, containing a detailed list of current tenders available for you to bid:


Employer

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

Title

Wind Turbine Operation & Maintenance Services:

Short description

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) has released a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for market research, intending to assess interest for upcoming procurement. The focus is on finding a Contractor for the Operation & Maintenance of the Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine (LDT) in Fife, Scotland. The selected contractor will be responsible for comprehensive maintenance tasks, proactive problem-solving, and onsite technical support specific to the LDT, aiming to minimize costs and maximize turbine availability. The LDT is crucial for collaborative engineering solutions and commercial R&D projects.

How to apply

To express interest, email Mrs. Sheena Thomson at procurement@ore.catapult.org.uk


Employer

Magenta Living

Title

Responsive and Voids Overflow Framework Agreement

Short description

Magenta Living is initiating a 4-year framework agreement spanning 10 lots, focused on responsive and vacant property maintenance, supplementing its direct labour efforts and straightforwardly awarded tasks. Each lot will comprise between 2 and 6 providers. Candidates are welcome to apply for numerous lots. Tasks during the agreement period will be directly assigned to the highest-ranked applicant in the pertinent lot.

Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £19,400,000

How to apply

Submit your application at https://procontract.due-north.com/


Employer

East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council

Title

ESCC-HP-Planned Maintenance Framework

Short description

East Sussex County Council (ESCC) and Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) are inviting applications from qualified organisations interested in providing a spectrum of facilities management services under a planned maintenance framework. This procurement primarily targets services for assets like schools and corporate structures, explicitly excluding Housing and Highways. A Prior Information Notice (PIN) was released on 10.08.2023, with reference 2023/S 000-023332, followed by a market engagement event in September 2023, details of which are included in the procurement documents.

The framework is categorised into several lots:

  • Lot A: Mechanical Services
  • Lot B: Electrical Services
  • Lot C: Roofing Works
  • Lot D: Building Works (up to £100k)
  • Lot E: Building Works (typically £100k – £250k)
  • Lot F: Building Works (typically £250k – £1m)
  • Lot G: Asbestos Removal (both Planned and Emergency Works)

Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £16,000,000

How to apply

For applications, please visit https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com https://procontract.due-north.com/


Employer

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

Title

Lift and Escalator Maintenance, Inspections and Lift and Escalator Renewals and Replacements

Short description

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd is initiating a Procurement Event to set up contracts for the maintenance of lifts and escalators, along with a separate contract for inspections. Additionally, two frameworks will be established for the renewal and installation of lifts and escalators, encompassing stations across England, Scotland, and Wales.

The contracts and frameworks are divided into the following lots:

  • Lot 1: Contract for Lift Maintenance
  • Lot 2: Escalator Maintenance Contract
  • Lot 3: Inspections for Lifts and Escalators
  • Lot 4: Framework for Lift Renewals and Installations
  • Lot 5: Framework for Escalator Renewals and Installations
  • Lot 6: Combined Lift & Escalator Maintenance
  • Lot 6a: Lift and Escalator Maintenance with 30-min Entrapment Response

Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £319,000,000

How to apply

To apply, please visit https://networkrail.bravosolution.co.uk/esop/guest/go/opportunity/detail?opportunityId=57129


Employer

East Kilbride Housing Association Ltd

Title

Repairs & Maintenance and Voids Framework 2024 – 2028

Short description

East Kilbride & District Housing Association (EKDHA) alongside West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative (WWHC) is announcing a forthcoming joint procurement venture for a Repairs & Maintenance Framework spanning from 2024 to 2028. This framework aims to engage Multiple Trade Contractors across four specifically designed trade lots to meet diverse needs.

The lots are as follows:

  1. Multi Trade Works: Encompasses a range of trades, mandatorily including services like Joinery, Electrical, Plumbing, Painting, Building, Roofing, and Plastering (out-of-hours cover included), as well as Voids. Additional tasks may comprise Kitchen & Bathroom renewals and Medical Adaptations.
  2. Joinery: Potentially inclusive of Kitchen renewal tasks.
  3. Plumbing: Excludes gas services or heating but may encompass Bathroom renewals and Medical Adaptations.
  4. Electrical: Covers aspects like Door Entry, TV Aerials, and Electrical Heating assignments.

How to apply

For applications, please visit https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA12283


Employer

Chelmer Housing Partnership

Title

New Homes Development – Pyms Road, Chelmsford

Short description

Myriad Housing, under Chelmer Housing Partnership, is actively seeking a contractor specialized in both design and construction for a residential project comprising 24 units, along with necessary external works, at Pyms Road, Chelmsford. The project takes advantage of an existing Outline Planning Consent (with reserved matters for landscaping) and involves the creation of 24 dwellings, complemented by associated external features such as landscaping, planting, fencing, and the development of service systems, private drainage, roads, and sewers.

The housing mix is set to include 1 and 2-bedroom flats, along with 3 and 4-bedroom houses, all dedicated to affordable housing. This encompasses a variety of First Homes, properties for Affordable Rent, and options for Shared Ownership.

How to apply

For applications, please visit https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=0d32ff8e-e669-ee11-8124-005056b64545


Employer

Great Places Housing Group

Title

Innovation Chain North Framework (Also known as “ICN”)

Short description

The Innovation Chain North (ICN), managed by Great Places Housing Group, has launched its newest construction framework, valued at £1.5bn. This opportunity invites bids from contractors and consultants eager to contribute to the development of mixed-use housing and accompanying social infrastructure throughout Northern England.

The framework, spanning from 2024 to 2028, offers suppliers who are incorporated onto the framework the chance to obtain contracts for various projects initiated by ICN clients. Established in 2012, this comprehensive tender encompasses multiple consultant categories, including: Employer’s Agent, Structural Engineer, Building Surveying, Architectural Services, Principal Designer, Clerk of Works, Purchaser’s Agent, Health and Safety Advisor, Planning Consultancy, Site Investigation Services, Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) Engineering, and Retrofit Consultants.

How to apply

Interested parties can submit applications at https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=0d32ff8e-e669-ee11-8124-005056b64545


We trust that this selection of tender opportunities proves to be a valuable resource in your strategic planning and business development endeavours.

We recommend your team review these opportunities in detail, assess their alignment with your strategic objectives, and consider the broader implications of each potential project. Participation in any of these tenders is not just a bid for work but a step towards strengthening your market presence, showcasing your expertise, and affirming your commitment to industry advancement and societal betterment.

We understand that preparing for these tenders requires thoughtful consideration, resources, and time. Should you require further information or assistance in formulating your proposals, please do not hesitate to contact us and an experienced member of our team will discuss your bid requirements.

 

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