Council seek partners for £762million highways maintenance contract

3rd October 2018

Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) are looking for three partners to deliver the new Lincolnshire Highways Alliance worth £762m.


The council’s current contract is due to expire in March 2020.


The procurement is divided into three lots, each lasting six years from the commencement date on 1 April 2020. LCC, however, do have the option to extend the contract for an additional six years.


Tenders may only be submitted and awarded to a single tenderer.


Lot 1 – Highways works (638m EUR)


This lot covers minor repairs, 24-hour emergency response, winter service provision, drainage cleansing and landscape maintenance, surfacing schemes and street lighting.


Five candidates will be invited to submit a tender for this lot.


Lot 2 – Traffic signals (26m EUR)


This lot will cover:


  • core maintenance activities including attendance to and clearance of traffic signal faults, emergency response to repair damage and defects deemed unsafe, installation safety checks and maintenance of a Tidal flow system
  • capital improvement schemes including full replacement of worn out traffic signal instructions, partial refurbishment of traffic signal installations and new traffic signal installations
  • contractors design including electrical design for traffic signal installations and cable systems and traffic management schemes for traffic signal operations

Five candidates will be invited to submit a tender for this lot.


Lot 3 – Professional services (98m EUR)


This lot covers:


  • design services including the provision of management and design staff
  • Carrying out professional services in relation to civil engineering, development planning and complete design packages among many

Selection for the lots will be based on economic and financial standing, alongside technical and professional ability in managing change, cost and public expectations.


The time limit for the receipt of tenders is 9 November and the dispatch of invitations to tender is expected on 7 January.


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