Contractors sought for £81m highways works

Contractors have been alerted to a £81m highways maintenance works contract in the London Borough of Brent.

The scheme is split into two lots. Both will begin on 1 April 2023, for an initial seven-year agreement, which could be extended for a further three years at one-year increments, subject to performance.

Lot 1 of the contract is worth up to £44m and includes works such as:

  • Planned schemes and planned maintenance work in area 1 (north) of the borough;
  • Reactive repairs across the whole of the borough;
  • An emergency call-out service across the whole of the borough;
  • Cyclical and reactive gully cleansing across the whole of the borough; and
  • Occasional planned schemes and planned maintenance work in area 2 (south) of the borough, with no guarantee that any such work will be given.

Lot 2 of the contract is worth up to £37m and its scope includes:

  • Planned schemes and maintenance work in area 2 (south) of the borough;
  • Occasional reactive repair work across the whole of the borough, with no guarantee that any such work will be given; and
  • Occasional planned schemes and planned maintenance work in area 1 (north) of the borough, with no guarantee that any such work will be given.

The deadline for the submission of tenders is 28 October at 12pm.

It comes after National Highways announced a works package worth £196m to improve roads, pavements and bridges across the Midlands region last week.

Well-known motorways and major A-roads – including the M6, M5, M1, A1, A5 and A43 – are all included in the package. Work includes road resurfacing, new road barriers and drainage improvements to prevent flooding.

This article first appeared in Construction News’ sister publication, New Civil Engineer, on 30 August 2022.

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