UK Ministry of Justice selects ten firms for construction framework

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in the UK has selected ten firms for a construction framework over six years, which could be worth £1bn.

The framework, which has been split into national, south, east and north sections, will include a range of construction works, which feature prison and court buildings, sports pitches, building maintenance, refurbishment and repairs throughout the MoJ estate.

The chosen companies include Balfour Beatty, Interserve, ISG, Lend Lease, Kier, Vinci, Shaylor Group, Shepherd, Henry Boot and Miller.

The firms who were reportedly unsuccessful in securing a place include Carillion, Galliford Try, Skanska and Wates.

National framework projects could be worth more than £10m, covering the north, south and east; the regional frameworks also include smaller projects worth £150,000 to £10m.

Construction group Interserve has secured a place on both the national and south regional frameworks. Vinci is successful in all four categories for the strategic alliance agreement framework.

Lend Lease has been successful in three categories, while Interserve and Mansell were selected for two and ISG has won three.

Under the previous MoJ framework, ISG was appointed to the northern regional category only and delivered more than 40 projects valued at over £82m.