The four-year framework has a total anticipated spend of up to £500 million across three lots. Morgan Sindall has been appointed on Lot 2 (projects ranging in value from £550,000 to under £2.5 million) and Lot 3 (projects valued at £2.5 million and over) of the framework. Six contractors will compete for the projects in Lot 2 and four in Lot 3.
The Smarte East Alliance is an alliance between three East of England local authorities, Essex, Hertfordshire and Suffolk county councils, which was formed with the aim of achieving efficiency, reliability and continuous improvement in the procurement and delivery of public sector capital works projects.
“We are delighted to be appointed to this framework,” says Paul Smith, chief executive of Morgan Sindall Group plc. “The appointment demonstrates our ability to deliver a wide range of high-quality construction projects and our strong footprint across the East of England. We look forward to working alongside the three councils throughout the duration of the four-year framework.”