The Highways Agency has cancelled the tender process for three of its asset support contracts.
The organisation said that asset support contracts in areas 1, 13 and 14 had been discontinued because “the bids received would not support the delivery of the contracts”.
A Highways Agency spokesperson said: “Asset support contracts are a key part of the agency’s ability to successfully deliver its objectives.
“We have decided to discontinue this procurement following stage 1 finance evaluation.
“Some of the elements of the bids have raised concern and we are of the view of that they will not support the delivery of the contract over the next five years.
“We want to take the opportunity to return to ITT to ensure a proper balance between the quality criteria and price.
“This will provide all tenderers with the opportunity to submit tenders to successfully deliver the future needs of the agency and the successful delivery of a significant programme of maintenance and improvements required between now and 2020.”