Portsmouth City Council Primary Contractor Framework

Portsmouth City Council Primary Contractor Framework

Contractors will be expected to undertake a range of multi-disciplinary project work.


Contract summary



  • Building construction work – 45210000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£0 to £100,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

15 April 2021

Closing date

21 May 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

16 August 2021

Contract end date

3 December 2021

Contract type


Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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Portsmouth City Council – the ‘Council’ – invite tenders from contractors for inclusion on a new Primary Contractor Framework. Contractors will be expected to undertake a range of multi-disciplinary project work, taking on the role of Principal Contractor to oversee and manage works using a range of either direct labour or through sub-contractors.

The Framework will serve as the primary route to procure building maintenance projects for Building Services within the Council, with works generally being undertaken to the Councils portfolio of nearly 15,000 social housing properties and 900 corporate assets.

The target date for award of the framework agreement is 16th July 2021 with commencement following on 16th August 2021. The Framework will be established for a period of 4 years.

The framework agreement will be established via evaluation of tenders submitted for Phase 1 works on Dunsmore Close, flats 26-44, which comprises of a repair and improvement scheme to a Local Authority block of flats. Upon completion of Phase 1, the Council reserve the right to directly award a further two phases of works for additional blocks of flats in Dunsmore Close to the successful tenderer. The estimated value for the works are –
o Phase 1 – Flats 26-44 – ?350K
o Phase 2 – Flats 46-102 – ?800K
o Phase 3 – Flats 2-24 – ?450K

The project will be let on an individual basis to the tendering contractor who achieves the highest score following assessment of submitted bids under a JCT Intermediate Contract 2016. That contractor plus the next ranking contractors up to a maximum total number of 12 will be appointed onto the framework agreement and be split onto a primary and secondary tier of contractors.

It is anticipated that over the 4 year period up to ?60m of Council projects may be procured through the Framework based upon the agreed maintenance budget for 2021/22 and predicted budgets for future years.

Factoring in potential additional use by the Council and use from other contracting authorities that will be able to access the framework agreement, either directly or via PCC, it is anticipated that the maximum spend on the Framework could be as much ?100m, although no commitment can be made in this respect.

Tenderers should note that the Council cannot provide any commitments or guarantees of usage whether directly or via other eligible contracting authorities.

Typically the majority of projects will range from ?100k – ?250k however there will be frequent occurrences where project values are below ?100k and ranging up to and above ?1.5m. No minimum or maximum project values will be set as whilst the contract value ranges may differ the core work is of a similar nature. Although no upper value cap has been set, higher value works are more likely to be sourced via a bespoke advertised tender process, although the framework may be used for letting higher value / complexity works.

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More information


Additional text
Portsmouth City Council is currently in the process of seeking expressions of interest for the following project – PRIMARY CONTRACTOR FRAMEWORK 2021- PORTSMOUTH & SUB REGION

The full details and ability to express an interest will be via our e-sourcing system Intend. This filepath will take you to the relevant area of Intend,


Once on the page you can either scroll down or use the search function to find the relevant project.

Should you have any problems with the above link, please contact us on 023 9268 8235 or email: procurement@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Procurement Service


Guildhall Square
United Kingdom


023 9268 8235