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Highways contractors sought for £630M works

Road maintenance

Hampshire County Council has issued prior information notices seeking contractors to apply for works as part of a series of frameworks worth £630M for Hampshire, including the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, the South West and the South East of England. 

A series of prior information notices have been published seeking contractors to register their interest in three upcoming highways frameworks for Hampshire worth almost £630M.  

The first framework covers delivery of small highways works within Hampshire and including the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, and has a total value of £30M. 

The second framework seeks specialist civil engineering structural works, complex highway infrastructure works, public authority civil engineering works and associated medium value construction works between a value of £50,000 and £18M with a total framework value of £300M.

The second framework is divided into two lots. The first lot covers Hampshire, including the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, and the South East of England. The second lot covers the South West. Works could include carriageway construction, drainage and ducting installation, earthworks and embankment stabilization, winter maintenance support, and minor building works associated with civil engineering projects. 

The final framework will be for infrastructure works ranging in value from £15M and £150M, totaling £300M covering Hampshire, Southampton and Portsmouth, the South West and the South East of England.

Works on the third framework cover large scale civil engineering works,retaining walls and culverts, and work on new/reconstructed/replacement highway structures.

Each framework will run for four years, starting in 2020 and finishing in 2024. It is not clear if contractors will be able to renew the framework for further works.

Alongside the prior information notices, Hampshire County Council is also carrying out a market engagement exercise, to inform potential suppliers that the procurement process for this framework is underway.  

An engagement morning will be held in January 2019 in Winchester, with a contract notice expected to be published in the July 2019. 

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