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Highways England invites bids for up to £500M of roads works

Highways England has advertised the second of four frameworks for roadworks in the East Midlands. 

The four-year agreement - worth up to £500M - is the second invitation to tender to be published under the new set of arrangements for Area 7.

These arrangements will see Highways England making a change from its previous way of working, bringing key functions in-house to take direct control of its road network.

The first new-style contract in Area 7 - for maintenance and response works - was put out to tender in July.

The latest framework - covering construction projects - is made up of 14 lots including general civil engineering, road markings and corrosion protection. Further frameworks for design works, and specialist services, will follow.

In a change from previous arrangements, the new framework will see successful contractors having direct contact with Highways England, which the client said would make it easier for them to showcase innovative materials, products and techniques.

Highways England director for commercial and procurement David Poole said: “This represents a real step change for Highways England and the way it has previously managed contracts. This new way of working in Area 7 demonstrates Highways England’s commitment to enhancing the way it operates the strategic road network over the next five years.”

The framework agreement will be in place from 1 April 2016. Contractors have until 30 October to register an interest.

Highways England said that the new contract arrangements would bring with them new employment opportunities, with Highways England looking to boost its in-house capability.

 

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