Highways England Concrete Roads Programme – Design Framework – Tender Launch Event

Highways England Concrete Roads Programme – Design Framework – Tender Launch Event

Highways England intends to host a tender launch event or series of events anticipated to be in May 2020.

United Kingdom-Bedford: Design consultancy services

2020/S 077-183167

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Highways England
Postal address: Woodlands, Manton Lane
Town: Bedford
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: MK41 7LW
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Martin Capper
E-mail: concreteroads@highwaysengland.co.uk
Telephone: +44 12345678

Internet address(es):Main address: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england

I.2)Information about joint procurement


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Concrete Roads Programme — Design Framework

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Highways England’s Strategic Roads Network (SRN) includes approximately 1 000 kilometres of concrete pavement some of which will require reconstruction in this roads period. This concrete pavement, defined as Legacy concrete, comprises either exposed concrete or concrete with a covering of no more than 50 mm of asphalt. It has now exceeded its design life and anticipated traffic loads and we need to renew or significantly repair it.

Highways England’s philosophy is to repair the good concrete and maintain it in a safe state of repair until full reconstruction becomes needed. The value of the programme from 2020 to 2025 is currently estimated to be circa GBP 330 m and it is for this period that the current opportunities refer to.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Further to the PIN published in August 2019, seeking market feedback in relation to the procurement of a Concrete Roads framework, this is an update on how we intend to take the procurement forward and to give you advanced notice of the opportunities that we hope to publish in May.

Our strategy is to procure three frameworks as follows:

1) Design – two suppliers providing full design, technical assurance, site supervision and project management capability. To deliver designer/supervisor/project manager for lifecycle extension works and to provide initial design and then technical assurance for the design and build reconstruction works;

2) Lifecycle Extension Works – a multi-lot specialist contractor framework that will deliver focussed repairs to maximise the life of the existing concrete pavement; two suppliers for each of the following specialisms: joint repairs, bay replacements, surface treatments and slab levelling (8 suppliers in total);

3) Reconstruction works – two suppliers to be appointed on a design and build arrangement with works to include demolishing existing pavement and replacement with new (flexible or composite), overlaying of concrete pavements and changes to or replacement of associated assets such as sub-surface drainage. The large volume of excavated concrete pavement is to be recycled for reuse in the concrete roads programme or more widely in delivery of Highways England’s capital programme.

This notice does not form part of any formal procurement process but is intended to give prior notice of the opportunity to bid.

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:


Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Highways England intends to host a tender launch event or series of events anticipated to be in May 2020. Further details will be issued to confirm how this event will take place. Given the current situation of social distancing; this may take the form of webinars, Skype calls or similar. Expressions of interest are invited with interested suppliers requested to email, providing contact details, to: concreteroads@highwaysengland.co.uk no later than 1 May 2020.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: