Issue details

Award of Highway Improvement Contracts - phase 2 (Lots 4, 5 & 6)

West Sussex County Council is a designated Highways Authority under the Highways Act 1980 and has a duty to maintain highways maintainable at public expense.


In January 2019, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure approved the commencement of a procurement process for a new Highways Maintenance Term Contract or set of contracts and delegated authority to the Director of Highways and Transport to finalise the terms of and award the Highway Maintenance Term Contract, or set of contracts at the conclusion of the procurement process.


In November 2019, the Director of Highways, Transport and Planning appointed contractors to a four-year Framework Agreement to commence 1 April 2020 for capital works for highways.


Lots 4, 5 and 6 (carriageways, footways and infrastructure works) are procured annually and a formal procurement process will be undertaken in the autumn for the delivery of highway works in 2022-23.


At the conclusion of the procurement process, the Director of Highways, Transport and Planning will be asked to award the highway improvement contracts - phase 2.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/09/2021

Decision due: January 2022 by Director of Highways, Transport and Planning

Lead director: Matt Davey

Contact: Gary Rustell Email: Tel: 033 022 26397.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Director of Highways, Transport and Planning, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.


Director of Law and Assurance

Director of Finance and Support Services


Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052


Background papers

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