Gantry Services Contract

Gantry Services Contract

We require gantry services to support our smart motorway programme.

SMP Alliance – Gantries 001

Contract summary



    • Gantries – 34954000
    • Construction work – 45000000
    • Installation services (except software) – 51000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference

SMP Alliance – Gantries

Published date

22 January 2021

Closing date

5 February 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

22 April 2021

Contract end date

23 April 2026

Contract type


Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Private procurement rules


Supply chain notices are business-to-business transactions and are not bound by the same rules and restrictions as public sector contracts. The UK government is not responsible for the conduct of such procurement.




On behalf of SMP Alliance working with Highways England (Costain Ltd, Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd, BMJV, Flour Ltd, Jacobs, WSP Ltd) we require gantry services to support our smart motorway programme.
This scope of works covers the provision of all necessary people, equipment, plant and materials for the design, construction and maintenance of gantry takedown and gantry erection works in connection with the Smart Motorways Programme (SMP) Alliance programme of works, including where applicable any temporary works design. The gantry supplier network shall also provide dedicated supervision at all times during delivery of the programme of works.

The gantry supplier network will be expected to work with the Alliance to;
– further develop the final gantry design solutions across the Alliances programme of works
– develop its fabrication, delivery and installation programme for gantry erection
– develop its gantry takedown programme

It is intended the gantry supplier network will form part of the SMP Alliances overall supplier network which will be embedded into the Alliance, operating in a truly integrated enterprise environment.

There are two (2) lots available:
Lot 1 – Design Services
Lot 2 – Fabrication, delivery and installation of new / refurbished gantries & removal, demolition and disposal of existing gantry structure

The providers will be required to work nationally on a works allocation model supporting the Alliance partners.
We reserve the right to award some or all of the lots listed above. Please see the instructions to tenderers following conclusion of the registration period for more information.

As part of this tender exercise, it is a requirement for the Lead or Sole Applicant to evidence alignment to the Common Assessment Standard (CAS) above the PAS91:2013 + A1: 2017 standard.
This can be achieved via a valid and in date membership with the following assessment bodies; Constructionline (Gold and Platinum Membership), Achilles (Building Confidence Membership), CHAS (Premier Membership) and Builders Profile (upgrade to Constructionline Gold). Lead Applicants who do not hold one of the aforementioned memberships will not be considered for this procurement.
Depending on the bidding model proposed by the applicant, any additional Applicant group members will be required to align to the PAS91:2013 + A1: 2017 standard.

Upon release of this notice there will be a two week period for potential applicants to register their interest by emailing the Smart Motorways Procurement inbox

Tenders will then be issued with a four (4) week return period
Evaluation and scoring will be carried out within 2 weeks of return date and contract award will then follow.

To register interest please email


How to apply


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


About the buyer


Contact name

Kiran Uppal


2 Colmore Square
Colmore Row
B4 6BN