Gatwick invites firms to apply for major frameworks totalling £750 million

Date : 2015-09-15


Expressions of interest called for two major construction and engineering frameworks
Part of transformation programme with projects totalling up to £750 million
Gatwick Airport is inviting businesses to apply for places on two major construction and engineering frameworks with projects totalling up to £750 million.

The work is part of Gatwick’s continued transformation and includes projects such as asset replacement and building re-configuration, which require civil engineering, building and mechanical/electrical contracting works.

The two frameworks are graded by complexity – with more straightforward operational projects typically involving contracts of up to £1.5 million and minor works projects for contracts between £1 million and £10 million. Within each framework, three lots will be awarded, notably building, civil engineering and mechanical/electrical work. The frameworks for operational and minor works projects are expected to be in place by the end of the first quarter of 2016.

Gatwick requirements for more complex major works projects, involving contracts potentially greater than £10 million, and for design consultancy services, will be the subject of separate procurement processes, with details to be made available later in 2015.

Interested firms can find out more about the pre-qualification process and questionnaire in the published OJEU Contract Notice. Additional information will also be made available at a supplier forum which will be held at the Hilton Hotel at Gatwick Airport on 17 September 2015. Companies which meet the above requirements and are interested in completing a questionnaire to register for the supplier forum should follow the instructions within the OJEU notices at the below link: 313781-2015 (low complexity) or 313783-2015 (medium complexity).

Lee Hewitt, Capital Procurement at Gatwick Airport said:

“We intend to appoint a framework of competent, cost effective civil engineering, building and mechanical/electrical contractors, including smaller and local firms, to support Gatwick’s Capital Investment Programme.

“The major works will help Gatwick to deliver on the next phase of our transformation which has already seen over £1 billion invested since Gatwick entered private ownership in 2009.”

The break-up of the BAA monopoly saw Gatwick enter private ownership in 2009 allowing it to compete head-on for the first time with Heathrow, Stansted and other major European airports for airlines and passengers. The next £1 billion investment programme will continue the transformation of Gatwick and will include a completely reconfigured and refurbished North Terminal, ensuring Gatwick has two world-class terminals to offer passengers.

The Construction Frameworks will support proposed projects within the GAL Capital Investment Programme which relate to enhancement and replacement of elements of GAL’s infrastructure including:

Civil engineering, paving and associated works
Building works
Power supply and distribution systems
Water and gas related infrastructure and systems
Heating and ventilation systems
Building management systems
Building user facilities and systems
Civil works
Demolition and fitting out
IT support fit out and communications infrastructure

For more information contact:
Gatwick Airport press office
t: + 44 (0) 1293 505000


About London Gatwick

Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world. It serves more than 200 destinations in 90 countries for around 38 million passengers a year on short and long-haul point-to-point services. It is also a major economic driver for the South-East region, generating around 21,000 on-airport jobs and a further 10,000 jobs through related activities. The airport is 28 miles south of London with excellent public transport links, including the Gatwick Express. Gatwick Airport is owned by a group of international investment funds, of which Global Infrastructure Partners is the largest shareholder.

In its December 2013 interim report, the Airports Commission included London Gatwick and Heathrow on its shortlist of potential locations for a new runway in the UK. Expansion at Gatwick will best meet the UK’s aviation needs for the future, can provide the greatest economic boost with the least environmental impact, and a new runway can be operational by 2025. For further information, see:

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