£700m Super Framework

Several East London Boroughs plan to run a £700m super framework for housing, schools and general building works the Construction Enquirer reports.

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is leading the way and has entered talks with Redbridge, Havering, Newham and Tower Hamlets. All councils hope to find extra savings by pooling their work into a single framework.

Procurement chiefs at Barking and Dagenham have got the process started by inviting bids for its forecast £79m annual spending programme, split between £39m on housing and £40m on education and other services.

It is good to see more 'collaborative' work going on, at the end of the day we are all trying to save costs. But we must not forget to keep Health & Safety high on our agendas!

For more on this idea and who to contact if you are interested in the scheme see East London councils invite bids for £700m framework.