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Buying Organisation Canal and River Trust
Opportunity Type Private Sector
Opportunity Method Contract Opportunity
Notice Type Notice
Nature of Opportunity Works
Contract Description:

The Canal and River Trust has gone out to tender with a major civil engineering construction work contract worth an estimated £800 million in total.

The Trust is aiming to award a new Civil Engineering Construction Framework Contract under the NEC4 to two national framework contracts for undertaking complex civil works, and up to 12 regional framework contracts for non-complex civil works.

The multi-contractor Framework Contract delivery model being proposed, and the aspiration to move to a design and build approach, represent a significant step change for the Trust.

The Trust said this will allow it to undertake engineering, construction, maintenance and renewal works across the unique 2000-plus miles network of canals and rivers in England and Wales its is responsible for maintaining.

The scope of the contract includes early contractor involvement, scheme design and development, delivery of works, and all associated aspects of project and construction delivery.

Typically, works to be carried out under the framework are civil engineering type works, including:

· Bridge renewal construction work

· Culverts

· Footpath construction work

· Construction work for dams, canals, irrigation channels and aqueducts

· Construction work for waterways

· Canal construction

· Weir construction work

· Reservoir construction works

· Grouting work

· Masonry work

The contract is being tendered on a regional basis in the following Lots:

Lot 1a Complex North West and Yorkshire and North East (£250 million)

Lot 1b Non-Complex North West (£75 million)

Lot 2a Complex Wales and South West, London and South East, West Midlands, East Midlands (£250 million)

Lot 2b Non-Complex Wales and South West (£37.5 million)

Lot 2c Non-Complex London and South East (£37.5 million)

Lot 2d Non-Complex West Midlands (£37.5 million)

Lot 2e Non-Complex East Midlands (£37.5 million)

The Trust is looking to appoint up to 14 contractors to the framework agreement, which will run for an initial period of 4 years, followed by contract extension options for up to a further 6 years.

Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is 5th February 2021 – click here to access the tender documentation

Response Deadline 05-02-21 00:00