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Minor Works Framework Launched


By Peter McMullan

A ‘minor work’ is a capital project that costs less than £500,000 (excluding VAT). The framework is accessible to any organisation within the Education & Wider Public Sectors. This is the only education focused framework of its type in the UK and has been specifically designed to reflect the minor works needs and objectives of institutions in the sector. Framework contractors can deliver a wide range of project types through this agreement, including (but not limited to):

  • Internal & External building fabric repairs and maintenance
  • Classing and teaching area refurbishments
  • Small extensions
  • DDA works
  • Kitchen, toilet and changing room blocks
  • M&E works

Utilising this framework, members will be able to engage the services of contractors with a wide range of in-house specialisms and expertise. Developing a single contractor relationship to deliver all works, members will create efficiencies and synergies in terms of time, quality and cost.

The framework has been broken down into 12 regional lots which will allow members to engage with local contractors, ensuring your projects deliver benefits to the local economy such as investment in skills and training, minimising the impact of the works on the environment, creating work opportunities for local people and supporting local businesses. A local supplier will also offer benefits in terms of project control, flexibility and responsiveness.

This framework will see members avoid lengthy, costly and often fruitless tender processes.

All requirements will be subject to further competition so you will be able to demonstrate that best value has been achieved. A comprehensive and straight-forward further competition template is available.

The Minor Works framework page is where you will find in-depth information about the framework, a framework user guide and further competition template.

Contact the contract manager, Peter McMullan via e-mail [email protected] or call 0161 974 0950 to discuss any potential future Minor Works requirements.

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