Essex County Council has started the early engagement process for provision of its highways services.
The council’s current Highways Strategic Transformation Contract (Highways Contract) ends on the 31st March 2027 with no further option to extend.
“Therefore, the Council has started on our journey of discovery, regarding how the Highways Service provision could evolve and innovate beyond this date,” the council said in a notice.
The purpose of this notice is to explore further the different contract models available in the highways industry, with an opportunity for providers to give their preference, through the completion of an online questionnaire.
There will also be two live MS Teams sessions to explain each of the contract models on 22nd September at 10am and 26th September at 7.30am. Each session will be 30 mins in duration and will contain the same content. Bidders only need attend ONE session. Please note, these sessions are solely to aid with completion of the questionnaire. It is not an update on our procurement process to date.
The deadline for clarifications is 12.00pm Friday 29th September 2023, and the deadline for all questionnaire returns is 12.00pm Friday 6th October 2023.
To access the questionnaire pack, please log into ProContract, the Council’s eSourcing portal. URL links are provided below. In ‘Find Opportunities’, search for “Essex County Council – Future Highways Provision (September 2023 update)” Project Reference: DN688327. You will be required to “express your interest” in the opportunity, in order to then access and complete the questionnaire.