Search begins for firms to join Surrey and Sussex Councils £300 million framework

East Sussex and Surrey County Councils have begun the search for firms to partake in a new £300m joint council building framework.

The two councils are collaborating through an initiative called Orbis Partnership and are planning to hold a bidder’s day to outline plans for a new joint framework. This framework aims to deliver a capital programme over the next four years. In order to meet this target, the initiative is setting up separate professional and construction frameworks.

The new construction framework will supplement other procurement arrangements presently available to Orbis partners and clients. The estimated spend will be between £70m to £300m.

The councils have revealed plans to divide the construction framework into two lots, one for smaller building contractors, covering projects up to £3m and the other for larger firms able to tackle projects from £3m-£10m.

A joint market briefing event concerning both the Orbis construction framework and Orbis professional and technical services framework will be held on Friday 23 September.

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