Suppliers invited to bid for Highways England design work

Highways Reporters

Highways England has invited suppliers to bid for a design services contract in the East Midlands.

The contract will run for five years and could be worth up to £25 million.

A single successful supplier will be appointed on the public contract, which has an expected value of £5 million to £10 million per year, in the East Midlands, also known as Area 7.

The contract will be in place from 1 April 2016, with design services commencing from 1 July. Duties include preparing technical designs and undertaking supporting work for capital projects from an initial scheme feasibility phase through to the end of construction phase.

The contract requires areas of expertise including, but not limited to, structures, pavements, drainage, vehicle restraint systems, technology, environment, geotechnics, lighting and landscaping.

David Poole, director for commercial and procurement for Highways England, said: “The changes we are making in Area 7 really demonstrate Highways England’s commitment to delivering a different approach to maintenance and investment delivery over the next five years. The design services tender is the third to be released under these new arrangements, and we are delighted to be making real progress towards our new way of working.”

The tender can be viewed here.
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