Highways England is advertising for bidders for a framework to carry out resurfacing work worth up to £3.3bn over four years.
The Government-owned company has placed a Prior Information Notice (PIN) in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) for a ‘Pavement Framework’ under its category management approach to procurement.
The Pavement Framework mainly covers the supply of materials, plant and labour to carry out bituminous and concrete patching, surfacing and pavement construction operations including:
- planing, paving
- iron work adjustment and renewal
- in-situ and ex-situ recycling
- footway surfacing and asphalt kerbing
The scope may also include emergency response.
This work will support the renewal of roads programme, smart motorways and the regional investment programme.
The estimated total value (excluding VAT) of the contract is £3.33bn with an anticipated length of four years.
The contract will be divided into regional lots, and each region will be have two sub lots, making 12 lots altogether.
A Highways England spokesperson was unable to tell Transport Network when the contract notice itself would be published.
The PIN explains: ‘Over the Roads Investment Strategy period the investment in pavements is approximately 27 % of the total, and we anticipate resurfacing over 3,440 miles of the strategic road network.’
The Regional lots are:
Lot 1: North East,
Lot 2: East
Lot 3: South East
Lot 4: South West
Lot 5: Midlands
Lot 6: North West