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United Kingdom-Guildford: Construction work for highways, roads
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Area 4 Asset Delivery Construction Works Framework
Highways England (HE) has a requirement to deliver construction works to maintain, repair and renew the Strategic Road Network
(SRN) within HE Area 4 South-East Region. The Construction Works Framework (CWF) will be one contractor to deliver network
improvement and maintenance schemes within the HE Area 4. The framework will cover but not limited to:
— road lighting and electrical;
— roads pavement;
— general civil engineering, geotechnical and drainage;
— landscaping and ecology;
— road marking and studs;
— road restraint systems and fencing;
— temporary traffic management;
— structures, structural services and Expansion joints; and any other Similar duties.
Highways England may also use this framework to deliver works in any other HE operational area as a contingent measure.
Highways England Area 4 within the counties of Kent, West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire and the authorities of Medway and Brighton and Hove. Supporting Functions: DBFO Routes within Area 4.
The objective of the procurement is to engage a contractor to undertake works within the Highways England South-East region and specifically within Area 4.
This will include but not limited to:
— structures, structural services and expansion joints; and any other similar duties.
Section IV: Procedure
Highways England needs to accelerate implementation of its latest Asset Delivery (AD) model in Area 4 and will be terminating its existing contract for construction works in that Area on 1 November 2020. That contract is let to a joint venture, with Costain (who are the contractor under this contract) providing the construction works resource. The procurement of the replacement asset delivery solution for Area 4 (including construction works) which will be the scheme delivery framework is currently in development by Highways England, but this new contract will not be available until at least November 2021. This short-term contract let under Regulation 32(2)(b) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 bridges the gap of 12 months. As construction work will continue to be done by the Costain resource in this interim period this will significantly reduce the TUPE transfer of their staff to a new supplier, a process that could need to be repeated on the introduction of the scheme delivery framework.
Section V: Award of contract
Area 4 Asset Delivery Construction Works Framework (Area 4 Interim) Contract
Section VI: Complementary information