SME's urged to apply for Minor Works Contracts valued up to €100k

Co Monaghan building contractors, especially SMES, are being urged to register for minor works commercial buildings contracts worth €100m.

Up to €100m worth of minor building works contracts are to be tendered by the Local Government Operational Procurement Centre for the provision of Minor Building Works to Commerical buildings. Such entities include the 31 local authorities, the HSE, the OPW, the Department of Education ect. following the completion of Supplementary Request for Tender competitions under the Framework.

The contracts will be tendered by way of a Framework. Contractors who register for the Framework will receive alerts to all future minor works projects that meet their stated preferences in terms of scope and location.

This is a significant opportunity for SMEs to deliver key contracts across the public sector. The value of the frameworks is estimated at €100m. While the scope and complexity of the works will vary significantly, it is likely that the average contract value will be in the region of €100,000 for commercial works.

Minor Works Contracts Worth €100million

The framework is currently been advertised and all building contractors are encouraged to engage with the procurement process. The frameworks will provide the flexibility for contractors to indicate the geographic areas that they want to be notified about when mini-competitions are taking place. Contractors will be able to accept or decline mini-competitions as they arise. Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS) competency will be a requirement at the application stage of frameworks but service providers can nominate a third party to carry out this role.

Rory Treanor Procurement Officer at Monaghan County Council; indicated, “This is a great opportunity for SME’s to win business from the public sector, whether you are gaining a first contract or stepping up to tender for a larger or commercial contract”. He continued, “Contractors are reminded that the Local Authority is a very good client for small businesses. Payment for services delivered within the terms of a contract is guaranteed and, in line with the requirements of the Prompt Payment of Accounts Act, public bodies have a legal obligation to pay their bills on time.

The Minor Building Works Commercial Framework relates to works associated with :

- General repairs and maintenance to the building fabric;

- Roofing works

- Modifications for disability access;

- General electrical repairs and maintenance;

- General plumbing, heating and mechanical system repairs and maintenance;

- Replacement of windows and internal and external doors;

- 2nd fix internal carpentry works;

- Installation of new kitchens;

- Floor coverings and painting and decorating;

- Construction of small extensions;

- Repairs and maintenance to external works such as driveways, steps, paths, fences and boundary walls;

- Minor demolition works;

- External site works, landscaping, drainage and residential waste and foul water treatment works;

- Clearance works in preparation for re-letting/re-occupation.

Want more information on how to apply for Frameworks and Tender Calls?

Monaghan Local Enterprise Office (LEO) are holding a “Finding and Winning Tender” workshop on Tue 29th October from 2pm – 5.30pm which will provide participants with an increased understanding of the different procurement e-platforms, how register for frameworks, obtain tender notifications and how to identify and assess opportunities.

Eilín Connolly, Business Advisor Monaghan LEO stated, “We want to get the message out to SME’s that there are opportunities to be had, by tendering for public contracts. A lot of small businesses are put off by the process of tendering and feel it’s too complicated. This tendering workshop is specifically being held in advance of the Minor Works Call to assist local businesses in applying for Frameworks.

Click here> Finding and Winning Tenders, for information or details on the half day workshop