Bridges and Structures Framework – Hertfordshire County Council

Bridges and Structures Framework – Hertfordshire County Council

Bridge asset management strategic maintenance intervention schemes.

Bridges and Structures Framework

Contract summary



    • Building demolition and wrecking work and earthmoving work – 45110000
    • Engineering works and construction works – 45220000
    • Construction work for bridges and tunnels, shafts and subways – 45221000

Location of contract

SG13 8DE

Value of contract

£0 to £36,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

21 June 2021

Closing date

13 August 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 January 2022

Contract end date

31 December 2027

Contract type


Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




The Bridges and Structures Framework Agreement will be a single supplier Framework. Schemes will be prepared by the Whole Client Service (WCS) and the level of detail will vary scheme by scheme with the design and preparation works is carried out by the organisation most suitable (WCS or Supplier’s Designer). Therefore, in some instance the WCS may only do a brief outline feasibility study whilst on other schemes a fully developed detailed design may be prepared by the WCS. The Supplier will be required to assist with Early Contractor Involvement (ECI). The Supplier will be required to plan, design and carry out advanced testing works to aid the design process. The Supplier will be required to have the capability to undertake detailed design on a design and build basis.

The Bridges and Structures Framework Agreement will deliver inter alia:
o Bridge asset management strategic maintenance intervention schemes,
o Bridge strengthening schemes,
o Bridge refurbishment and rehabilitation schemes,
o Bridge upgrade schemes,
o New structural assets,
o Other local highway structures maintenance activities.

A Reserve Contractor has been retained in the event of repeating under-performance.

This procurement is an Open (one stage process). Organisations wishing to take part in this project are invited to ‘express interest’ which will give access to the full procurement documents in the e-tendering system.

To be considered as a Bidder you must complete and submit a Bid by the deadline of 12:00 Noon on the 13th August 2021

Please allow sufficient time to make your return, as Tender submissions cannot be uploaded and submitted after this return deadline.

Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via correspondence on the website, in accordance with the procurement documents and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above.

Tenderers should be aware that due to the nature of the Services provided, any Framework formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Tenderers should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their Tender, where appropriate.

Please Note the TUPE Employee Liability Information for this procurement has been provided along with other documentation for this procurement. TUPE related information is personal data and must be protected in accordance with the requirements of Data Protection legislation and must also be kept confidential. Therefore, by accessing this Tender via Supply Hertfordshire and then the View Details button and accessing the documentation for this procurement, Tenderers agree to undertake to treat the information as confidential and commercially sensitive at all times and take all reasonable steps to prevent any inadvertent disclosure to any third party.


More information


  • Tender Notice
  • Additional information on how to apply for this contract
Additional text
To access this opportunity and for a full suite of tender documents please visit

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Sarah Baldwin1 (HCC)


Pegs Lane
SG13 8DE
United Kingdom


01992 658102