Public Sector Network Tender Alert


393923-2012: UK-Norwich: Construction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads

Norfolk County Council is seeking a provider to assist with the delivery of its Environmental, Transport and Development Services, in paticular but not limited to the discharge of its statutory duties as Highway Authority. The authority proposes to enter into arrangements with a service provider for construction, maintenance and improvement of various civil engineering works and other related services. The successful provider will assist in ensuring that efficient, effective and continuously improving services are delivered with a focus on demonstrating improvement in value for money and local and public satisfaction with the services.

Ref: NCCT40037.,


Norfolk County Council
Room 701, County Hall, Martineau Lane
Contact point(s): Ché Metcalf
NR1 2DH Norwich
Telephone: +44 1603223918
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: As stated in the descriptive document
Room 701, County Hall, Martineau Lane
NR1 2DH Norwich
Internet address:

Contract value: SCOPE - All highways construction works; highway maintenance work including but not limited to: surfacing, surface dressing and patching; grass cutting, tree work and weed spraying; gully emptying; safety fence repairs; road lining and cats' eyes. The Council may order similar off-highway works such as construction, maintenance and remediation of carparks, waste sites and household waste recycling centres.The Council may call upon the appointed provider to augment the Council's resources where needed for winter maintenance, emergency response, and dealing with the effects of exceptional weather and other events.The appointed provider will be required to interface with the council's Highways ICT systems but the Council intends to dialogue with bidders about whether their solutions should encompass Highways ICT systems for use by the Council.The Council is undertaking procurements in parallel for professional services and for traffic signals and related services. Street lighting and highways salt are provided under existing PFI contracts.Value - The values quoted below are quoted at 2012 price levels and are subject to indexation.— The lower figure is based on a term of seven years and on the volume of work which has been delivered in the last two years (some GBP 40 million per year).— The higher figure is based on the exercise of all extension options up to the twelve-year maximum and on a higher annual expenditure (some GBP 65 million per year), which was previously typical of the existing contractual arrangement. Resumption of spend at this level would be dependent on both level of government grant and on the level of developer-financed highway construction.The Council does not guarantee any minimum level of expenditure under the contract, but does guarantee a degree of exclusivity as set out in the contractual documents.Contract Term - The initial contract length is 7 years. Performance below a specified level (measured against set indicators) will result in the term of the contract being reduced by up to 2 years.Extensions totalling up to three years may be implemented at the Council's discretion depending on performance which will be measured against set indicators.The contract may be further extended, by mutual consent, from 10 years up to 12 years.User Organisations - The awarded contract will be principally for use by Norfolk County Council but may also be used by:— any top-tier or second-tier council which shares a border with the geographical county of Norfolk;— Norwich City Council, to which the County Council delegates certain highways functions;— any other council within the geographical county of Norfolk;— any successor authority to Norfolk County Council or to any of the above authorities.— any company majority owned by the County Council.Estimated value excluding VAT: Range: between 280 000 000 and 780 000 000 GBP

Published: 12 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 28 Jan 2013