Hampshire County Council starts search for contract for civils, highways and transportation framework

Hampshire County Council is set to invite tenders from contractors who wish to bid to be a part of its Civil Engineering, Highways and Transportation Collaborative Framework 2024-2028, worth £500M.

Examples of expected works include early contractor involvement, civil engineering works, retaining walls and culverts, work on new/reconstructed/replacement highway structures, footway maintenance and improvement work, carriageway construction, carriageway surfacing, reports New Civil Engineer.

These lots also include infrastructure installation, kerbing and paving installation, drainage and ducting installation, installation of traffic signs, installation of street furniture, including street lighting and traffic signal equipment, installation of vehicle restraint systems.

The framework is divided into four lots.

Lot 1: Works with a maximum value of £250,000

Works expected in lot 1 are described as “straightforward” and include carriageway and footway paving, junction improvements, traffic calming, small scale carriageway surfacing, cycleways, earthworks, drainage, traffic signs, road markings, car park works, fencing, landscaping, CCTV surveys, trial holes.

This lot also includes works to rights of way, traffic management and traffic management design, winter maintenance support, small-scale retaining walls and accommodation works, adoptive works for new developments, site clearance, concrete works, school playground works, refurbishments and reconstructions, minor external works to public sector property, works for traffic signals and minor civil engineering and groundworks.

Lot 2: Works with a maximum value of £5M

Lot 3: Works with a value between £3M and £20M

Lot 4: Works with a value between £15M and £150M

Lots 2, 3 and 4 cover civil engineering, transportation and infrastructure development related construction work packages.

Other work includes soft landscaping and vegetation clearance, earthworks and embankment stabilisation, car park reconstruction and surfacing, works to access roads and other external works to public sector education and research property, traffic management and traffic management design, early contractor involvement, contractor design, bridge painting and building works associated with civil engineering projects.

Final works include rail infrastructure works, airport works, sea defence and coastal works, river and canal works, flood defence works and construction of waste service facilities.

The framework will be managed by a dedicated team at Hampshire County Council but will be available to participating authorities who can call-off from the framework and manage the individual call-off contracts, said the New Civil Engineer report.

The estimated date of publication for the contract notice is 17 April 2023.

The fourth generation of Hampshire’s civil engineering, highways and transportation framework was tendered in 2020 and saw slots go to Alun Griffiths, Colas, Dyer & Butler and more.


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