Bam's cut-price bid wins £26m Hull police job

Published:  18 April, 2011

HULL: BAM Construct has won the contract build a new custody suite and associated facilities for Humberside Police. Competition was so fierce that all four bidders came in below the £26m building estimate. Bam's bid was 10% below the estimated price tag said Construction Enquirer website.

The project to build the police divisional headquarters at Clough Road in Hull was let via the YORbuild Framework.

Steve Beasant, vice chairman of Humberside Police Authority said: "it's an ideal time to go out to tender for such a project, as the construction industry are competing for fewer contracts.

"As a result all of the four tenders came in at less than the estimated cost for the construction resulting in the overall cost of the project lowering by almost £3.5m," he said.

Using the YorBuild framework, bids were also assessed on potential contractor's intentions to encourage young people from the local community to have a greater understanding of the construction industry and offer apprenticeships.

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