Rutland County Council begins search for highways contractor

Rutland County Council is looking for a contractor to provide highways maintenance works

This includes capital schemes and related services such as road resurfacing, repairs and maintenance of public rights of way.

The contract with the East Midlands council is to commence on 1 June 2024 and run until 31 March 2034; a period of nine years and 10 months. There will be opportunities to extend the contract for two sets of five years, subject to performance, bringing the total length to almost 20 years, reports New Civil Engineer.

The estimated maximum annual contact value is £3.5M for Rutland County Council with approximately £200,000 for other named councils, bringing it to a total of £3.7M per annum. The contract is expected to be awarded by the end of November with mobilisation from December for commencement of the contract from 1 June 2024.

Use by other councils will be ad hoc when the contractor appointed has the capacity to fill the requirements. There will be equivalent to approximately £4M of work available to other local councils over the course of the agreement.

The other councils in question are parish and town councils within the county of Rutland, Lincolnshire County Council, Leicestershire County Council, North Northamptonshire, West Northamptonshire, South Kesteven District Council, Peterborough City Council, Harborough District Council and Melton Borough Council.

The deadline for submitting requests to participate is 3 February 2023. There will be five candidates invited to submit a full tender by 3 April. Tenders will be judged 40% on quality, 10% on social value and 50% on price.


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