National Highways’s head of procurement is warning contractors it is “extremely likely” to stringently assess the performance of suppliers on its new £30 billion major framework.
Malcolm Dare told the website Construction News that National Highways has already started excluding poorly performing contractors on its existing framework from bidding for some work.
“In the last 12 to 18 months, there have been cases where we’ve told suppliers ‘you’re not eligible to bid for this’,” he told the publication.
“Based on performance, either there’s a clear supplier who’s top dog and they get awarded the work, or we run a mini-competition with two or three suppliers and they bid for the work. Where we’ve run mini-competitions, we’ve excluded others who have not performed to the required standard, and that will continue.”
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