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Airport projects

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

 Below are the current UK Airport projects underway.

The numbers

£9 billion – potential cost of 3rd runway at Heathrow and new terminal

£35 million – Manchester Airport investment in terminal upgrade

2017 – year that Crossrail will link central London to Heathrow

£1.3 billion – estimated cost for Gatwick Airport

235 million – passengers handled by UK airports in 2008

Airport projects

Project Value/£m Airport Contract Stage

Runway and terminal 3000 Heathrow (BAA) Pre-tender
Runway 1400 Stansted (BAA) Pre-tender
Terminal 126.9 Manston Airport Pre-tender
Northwest zone refurb 40 Gatwick (BAA) Costain
Terminal extension 30 Edinburgh (BAA) Balfour Beatty on site
Runway improvements 25 Carlisle Tenders invited
Framework 25 Newquay Cornwall Tenders leading to three framework contractors
Terminal extension 22.5 Leeds Bradford Mace is construction manager
Framework 20 Bristol International Tenders returned
Terminal works 15.5 Heathrow (BAA ) Balfour Beatty on site
Facilities improvements 13.5 Stansted (BAA) Tenders invited from framework
Terminal extension 11.1 Heathrow T4 (BAA) Taylor Woodrow
Terminal development 7.5 Liverpool John Lennon Tenders invited
Car rental centre 7 Edinburgh (BAA ) Kier on site

Note to self

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BAA radically overhauls procurement procedures

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Airport operator BAA’ s procurement procedures were overhauled last week in a bid to cut costs, with major projects being put out to tender rather than awarded through its framework of contractors.

Under the new system, projects of more than £25M will be procured through open tender, projects worth between £10M and £25M will be bid for by framework members and projects less than £10M in value will be allocated to framework contractors according to BAA’s criteria. “BAA is looking to introduce a more efficient, fairer way of doing things,” said a BAA spokesman.

Opening it up

The spokesman added: “In the past BAA has worked with contractors and consultants that we have had a long-term relationship with, but now we are going down the route of opening it up.”

In addition to the procurement overhaul, plans for a second runway at Stansted were put on hold this week when BAA announced that it plans to appeal against the Competition Commission’s report that dictates it should sell Stansted and Gatwick and either Glasgow or Edinburgh airports.