Public Realm Contracts worth up to £130 million now available

From today (8 March) Glasgow City Council will begin the procurement process for Glasgow City Region City Deal contracts for public realm infrastructure projects in Glasgow.

The procurement is worth up to £130million, with individual contracts anticipated to range in value from £5million – £20million.

The council will be seeking main contractors that can deliver all elements required for the construction, repair and maintenance of public realm schemes, including:

  • Construction, repair and maintenance of high-quality natural stone surfaces, street furniture and decorative items
  • Carriageway and Footway construction, reconstruction and resurfacing
  • Water-sensitive Urban Design, including rain gardens and planting beds as part of water surface drainage schemes, as well as drainage and associated work
  • Street Lighting
  • In-situ Recycling
  • Earthworks and Remediation
  • Green infrastructure

A framework for the procurement process will be developed, with a projected award of suppliers to this framework around the end of 2018.  Further opportunities for specific contract awards will begin in early 2019, continuing for a four-year period thereafter. 

Both the establishment of the framework and further mini-competitions off this framework will be conducted via the Public Contracts Scotland portal.

Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of the Glasgow City Region City Cabinet, said: “These contracts are for work that will transform areas in Glasgow, and will bring economic, environmental and social benefits for the city. I would encourage businesses and organisations – including local ones – of any size who feel they could deliver this work to make their interest known.”

Further information on these public realm infrastructure contracts can be found at:

As part of the procurement process, organisations interested in bidding for a contract will be asked to participate in a market engagement questionnaire that will inform the development of the procurement framework for these works.