Minor Roads Surfacing Contract 2015

Minor Roads Surfacing Contract 2015

Reading Borough Council is inviting expressions of interest from experienced contractors to undertake its annual programme of highways surfacing during the period September to October 2015.

Reading Borough Council

Contract summary


Construction and Real Estate

Location of contract

South East

Value of contract (£)


Published date

24 June 2015

Closing date

23 July 2015

Contract start date

14 September 2015

Contract end date

09 October 2015


Reading Borough Council is inviting expressions of interest from experienced contractors to undertake its annual programme of highways surfacing during the period September to October 2015. The scope of the contract comprises the application of micro asphalt, or equivalent proprietary surfacing material, to existing carriageways in urban areas, with ancillary works to the Council’s road network including all traffic management issues associated with the works. The successful contractor will be required to undertake an identified programme of works designed to meet the deadlines set by the Council. A list of designated roads identified by the Council will form the bulk of the annual programme with two reserve schemes, the reserve schemes however cannot be guaranteed. The contract, which is expected to start on 14 September 2015, will be for a period of four weeks and all surfacing works must be completed by 9 October 2015. The estimated total value of the contract is circa £175,000. This is a competitive procurement exercise being conducted in accordance with the Council’s Contracts Procedure Rules. The works are to be procured under an open procedure and organisations interested in expressing an interest should download the Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation which is available on the South East Business Portal at: https://www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk/sece/opportunity.nsf/fcontent?ReadForm&requesttype=viewcontract&region=REG-UATA-79EMAL&authority=ORG-DNWA-7BSKBT&docid=OS-DNWA-9XSLA4&sd=&stype=&rv=authority&start=1&count=10&contentid=1.003 and complete as instructed.

About the buyer

Contact name

Ray Brown


Reading Borough Council

Department of Environment & Neighbourhood Services, Streetcare Services, 19 Bennet Road





0118 9372588



Other information


Please note: you must register your interest via the South East Business Portal and/or directly by e-mail to: resurfacing@reading.gov.uk, quoting Contract Reference Number WKC049, and by completing the Intend to Respond Form within the ITT document if you intend to submit a tender; we will acknowledge receipt. The Portal is free of charge – to register please follow the supplier registration guidance which is available on the Portal. If your organisation has not registered an expression of interest we will not be able to send you any amendments to the ITT documents, or send you responses to requests for ITT clarification from other potential candidates. You are advised to register your interest in this opportunity if you wish to be automatically supplied with any supplementary information. Any further information, such as ITT clarification questions and responses will be uploaded to the South East Business Portal. The ITT documents will be available for download from the South East Business Portal up until the closing time and date for ITT submissions, it is the organisation’s responsibility to ensure that they download the documents in ample time to ensure that they can be completed and returned, along with supporting documents, prior to the closing time and date stipulated. The closing date and time for receipt of the tender is Thursday 23 July 2015 at 12.00 noon. Tenders must be completed and submitted in hard copy and returned to the following address using the tender return label provided within the ITT document: Head of Legal and Democratic Services Reading Borough Council Committee Services Ground Floor Civic Offices Bridge Street Reading Berkshire RG1 2LU In addition to the hard copies required tenderers must also provide an electronic version of their ITT submission on a CD Rom. Reading Borough Council does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender subsequently received and does not bind itself to enter into any contract as a result of the publication of this notice and will not, under any circumstances, have any liability for any costs any person responding to this notice incurs in any part of the tender process.

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.

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