National Highways is planning a second industry day before inviting bids for its new Pavement Delivery Framework.
The next-generation framework will include nine lots, including three-super regions.
The new £1.3bn framework will replace the previous surfacing and pavement arrangement, presently dominated by Tarmac Trading and Aggregate Industries for projects valued over £1m.
A formal invitation to tender was expected in February, but is now due March, reports Construction Enquirer.
Its report said that under the new proposed set up, the existing framework of six geographical areas with two lots per area for projects either worth under or over £1m will be replaced by nine regional lots based around England’s regional maintenance areas.
National Highways intends to hold the latest supplier engagement event on 2 December 2021, following market engagement activity carried out in June 2021. Suppliers that previously registered for the Industry Day held in June 2021 will be automatically invited to the next planned event, and are not required to register their interest again.
Interested suppliers for the Microsoft team event are requested to email National Highways providing contact details no later than 29 November.
Lotting structure across National Highways areas
North Super Region: Areas 10, 12, 13 and 14
Central Super Region: Areas 6, 7, 8 and 9
South Super Region: Areas 1, 2, 3 and 4
North East Region: Areas 12 and 14
North West Region: Areas 10 and 13
Midlands Region: Areas 7 and 9
East Region: Areas 6 and 8
South West Region: Areas 1 and 2
South East: Areas 3 and 4