Gatwick Airport has launched a trio of frameworks covering development at the West Sussex airport up to 2021
Worth up to £75 million in total, the three frameworks cover medium-to-high complexity projects, low complexity works and airport planning.
The announcement comes two years after Terry Farrell unveiled ‘state-of-the-art’ designs for an expanded £7 billion Gatwick Airport featuring two runways (pictured). A final decision by the government on where to construct an additional runway in the south east is expected later this year.
The low complexity framework – valued at up to £30 million – covers projects worth less than £5 million including new builds, extensions, fit-outs and refurbishments.
The contract features four separate lots open respectively to architects; mechanical, electrical and public health engineers; and structural engineers.
Valued at up to £40 million, the medium-to-higher complexity framework covers projects worth more than £5 million each.
Aimed at multi-disciplinary firms, bidders must be able to provide architectural; mechanical, electrical and public health engineering; and structural and civil engineering design services.
The airport planning framework – valued at up to £5 million – will meanwhile focus on ‘high-level concepts’ for Gatwick’s future and new infrastructure such as runways, taxiways, aprons, stands, terminals, piers, car parks and ancillary operational facilities.
According to the contract notice: ‘Gatwick Airport currently remains one of the government’s shortlisted options for delivering additional runway capacity in the South East of the UK. A decision is expected later in 2016, from government as to where this runway will be built.
‘Therefore, in addition to supporting the current operation, this airport planning framework may be utilised, if any preparatory work for the second runway becomes necessary and, if the second runway is awarded, to assist with tendering the design and construction packages required to deliver the new runway and supporting infrastructure.’
Bidders must be able to provide capacity assessments, evaluate facility requirements, devise functional layout plans and carry out simulation modelling.
The deadline for requesting documents is 4pm on 11 March and tenders must be submitted by 4pm on 23 March.
How to apply
View the planning framework contract notice
Gatwick Airport Limited