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Midlands council seeks building contractor

The search is on for a building contractor by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, with tenders being invited for an initial seven year framework deal.

The deal, which is open to a partnership with a single contractor, will also include an optional three year extension.

If taken up for the full 10 years, the complex and wide-ranging deal could be worth up to £400million.

The contract notice which has been published by SMBC will include all aspects of works.

These will include full scale building and construction works, with a number of new homes and offices likely to be built in the area over coming years.

On-going repairs and maintenance to a range of buildings will also make up a large part of the contract.

The deal will also comprise project and planned works, and reactive works as local demands dictate.

Projects likely to be most heavily in demand are from concrete flooring, redecoration, window replacement, plumbing and brickwork. However, other associated building works will also be needed

The deal will also require a number of landscaping projects to be undertaken, maintaining council owned parks and green spaces in the borough.

A varied portfolio of properties will be worked on, from public and educational buildings, to commercial and light industrial properties. There will also be domestic works.

In order to be considered for the partnership, those bidding will need a demonstrable record in providing similar services. As such, large scale organisations are expected to bid in the process.

Interested parties should also note that similar framework deals are available from neighbouring councils. These include Coventry and Warwickshire County councils.

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