Published date: 6 May 2019

Last edited date: 6 May 2019

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 15 May 2019

Contract summary


  • Construction work - 45000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

6 May 2019

Closing date

15 May 2019

Contract start date

1 March 2020

Contract end date

29 February 2024

Contract type


Procedure type

Restricted procedure

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



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Essex County Council (ECC) are looking to establish a 4 year Framework Agreement for principal contractors to carry out both design and construction and construction only works primarily on behalf of ECC.
The main driver for demand within ECC is the capital programme to expand the number of school places across the county, valued at £35m-£50m per annum. The Framework Agreement is anticipated to be utilised as a route for any construction project delivered by ECC (excluding roads and housing).
The Framework consists of 3 core Lots and will be available to other Contracting Authorities.
The Selection Questionnaire will use the PAS 91:2017 questionnaire, with the inclusion of ECC specific questions.

A bidders event will be held at 13:30 on April 1st at the JobServe Community Stadium, Colchester, Essex. Attendance is limited to 2 attendees per organisation. If you'd like to register, please send attendees names and job titles via the e-sourcing portal.

More information


About the buyer


County Hall
Market Road


Closing: 15 May 2019