A ‘framework agreement’ is an agreement between one or more contracting authorities and one or more economic operators, the purpose of which is to establish the terms governing contracts to be awarded during a given period, in particular with regard to price and, where appropriate, the quantity envisaged.
Willmott Dixon, Morgan Sindall, Mansell and Thomas Vale have all been appointed to a regional framework worth up to £3 billion.
The companies were chosen by Birmingham Council to work on projects secured through the Constructing West Midlands Framework.
The quartet will work on the four-year framework covering work costing more than £500,000-a-year.
The framework has the potential to be extended to eight years and is available to all public sector bodies in the West Midlands.