TfL seeking provider for a £200m framework

24th January 2020

Transport for London (TfL) require a provider for a tunnel operations framework. This contract is valued at £200 million.


This contract relates to the maintenance of TfL’s road tunnels and highway pump stations. The requirement involves cyclic and routine maintenance including renewals, safety inspections, cleaning, mechanical, electrical and control activities associated with tunnel, intelligent transport systems (ITS) and pump station apparatus.  

The contract scope includes:

  • maintenance of tunnel communications and traffic equipment associated with the tunnels such as closure barriers, traffic signals, traffic detection loops, over-height vehicle detectors, lane control signs, variable message signs, enhanced message signs, matrix signs, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras (analogue and digital cameras, columns and mounting systems and associated encoding and transmission equipment), emergency roadside telephones, video automated incident detection cameras, local CCTV and incident recording equipment, radio rebroadcast with break-in facilities, loud speaker public address (PA), leaky feeder and antenna based radio communication systems for the re-broadcast domestic frequency modulation (FM), amplitude modulation (AM), digital audio broadcasting (DAB) services, emergency service radio systems and private mobile radio (PMR) systems:
  • maintenance of all mechanical and electrical apparatus in the tunnels and 106 pump stations,
  • leading, managing and carrying out the planned preventive maintenance programme and works,
  • maintenance of IP network infrastructure made up of fibre optic and coper cabling and managed switches handling, multicast Internet Protocol (IP), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Virtual Local Area Network (VLANS), Quality of Service (QoS),
  • liaising and co-ordinating with TfL for tunnel operations, tunnel control and traffic management,
  • cleaning the tunnels, independently mounted traffic equipment and pump stations for safe operation,
  • monitoring and responding to all faults and incidents using TfL’s fault management system,
  • providing vehicle recovery services at specified tunnels,
  • carrying out safety inspections and checks,
  • maintaining asset inventory and condition data,
  • carrying out minor capital renewals,
  • corrective maintenance and fault rectification, including 24/7 emergency response to incidents,
  • replacement of redundant apparatus,
  • decommissioning and removal/disposal of redundant apparatus,
  • reinstatement of damaged apparatus,
  • compliance with health and safety duties and requirements,
  • civil engineering works associated with on-street tunnel outstation assets, and
  • any ancillary or incidental works, services or supplies related to the scope described above.

The duration of the framework is eight years with the option to extend for a further four years.


the deadline for the submission of tenders is 24 February.



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