A £30bn construction works framework will be launched by the government’s procurement body later this year.
Companies on the Crown Commercial Service Construction Works Contractors framework will be recommended for all central government department construction projects.
The framework will also be available to local authorities and other public sector bodies including the health, police, fire, and education services as well as devolved administrations. The framework will run for an initial three years but could be extended for a further three years.
The launch of the construction contractors framework follows the announcement of a £2.9bn Crown Commercial Service project management and full design team services framework in May 2017.
That framework was made up of six lots: multi-disciplinary services; project management services; architectural services; cost management services; civil and structural engineering services; and building services engineering.
The Crown Commercial Service is set to accept bids for the construction framework from 4 April following a market engagement session in Manchester on Wednesday.