Fitzgerald Retains its Place on Black Country Construction Framework
We are pleased to announce that Fitzgerald Contractors have successfully re-secured its place on the Black Country Framework Contract for Minor Construction Works. The company was one of 7 contractors appointed to Lot 2 (Highway and related Civils works from £100,001 to £500,000) and was one of only 4 contractors awarded a place on Lot 3 (Highway and related Civils works £500,001+). It begins this month and will run for 3 years with an option to be extended by 1 year.
Fitzgerald will act as principal contractor for the provision of highways and civils minor construction works; typically, minor highway improvements and bridges and structures. Through call-off contracts the Framework is a ready-made procurement route for public sector clients and will bring a host of benefits including efficiencies in the procurement process and best value for taxpayers. Framework partners include lead authority Sandwell Council, Dudley Council, Walsall Council, City of Wolverhampton Council, Wolverhampton Homes, Birmingham City Council and Transport for West Midlands.
Fitzgerald Contractors MD Nick Coley said: ‘We are delighted to have retained our place on the Framework, which enables us to continue to build on our strong collaborative working relationships with all of the Black Country local authorities. In the previous 2018-21 Framework Fitzgerald played a key role in delivering 8 key highways infrastructure contracts collectively valued at £10 million. We look forward to working collaboratively with our clients and stakeholders, particularly at preconstruction stage, to demonstrate our in-house expertise and add significant value to the schemes that we undertake’.
An important aspect of the Framework is promoting and contributing to the economic, social and environmental well-being of the Black Country region. Fitzgerald have committed to a performance and evidence-based approach to Social Value based on the National TOMs (Themes, Outcomes and Measures) developed by the Social Value Portal. From this we have set bespoke social value targets which are aligned with the Black Country Framework partners.