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WRAP invites construction contractors

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has invited contractors to become part of its Construction Support Framework.

Through an open tender, applications can be submitted from companies wishing to become consultants for the organisation.

These will then be required to advise WRAP directly and to assist construction businesses in improving their materials resource efficiency using outputs available from WRAPs construction programme.

Building confidence in and providing practical help for the setting of requirements for waste minimisation and management is the aim as well as furthering materials recycling and the use of recycled content in construction projects.

The framework will offer potential and existing contractors the scope to present a broader range of services in line with four key areas:

-general support to WRAP and its construction audiences

-development of a robust evidence base from which clients can easily and confidently base decisions on materials resource efficiency (including recovery and recycling)

-development of achievable and practical project-based construction requirements and targets
-advocacy and training to WRAPs construction audience

WRAP construction team programme manager Mervyn Jones said: We are not expecting contractors to necessarily deliver on all these services- they should focus on areas or combinations of services that offer strong expertise to WRAP and our audiences.

The initiative will be in addition to WRAPs existing construction procurement and technical framework, with the tender enabling more effective use of the support tools already provided by WRAP.

Applications are available from, with the deadline set of 12.30pm on 22 December 2006.

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