Issue details

Highway Maintenance Delivery Contract Procurement - Lots 1 and 2

The County Council approved the award of single supplier and framework agreement contracts for the delivery of highways maintenance works in November 2019.


Lot 1 (Core Maintenance) and Lot 2 (Drainage Cleansing) contracts end in March 2025 and the 2019 decision allowed for contract extensions up to 5 years.


However, the current and projected levels of spend associated with these contracts, means that extension of the contracts is not permissible within current procurement legislation. Therefore, new contracts are required to start in April 2025


The Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport will be asked to:


1.   approve the commencement of a procurement process for Lot 1 (Core Maintenance) and Lot 2 (Drainage Cleansing) contracts; and


2.   delegate authority to the Assistant Director (Highways, Transport and Planning) to finalise the terms of and award contracts for Lots 1 and 2 at the conclusion of the procurement process in accordance with the County Council’s Standing Orders on Procurement and Contracts.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/02/2024

Decision due: July 2024 by Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport (Cllr Joy Dennis)

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport (Cllr Joy Dennis)

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

Consultation process


Internal review and extensive industry engagement has been undertaken to understand the benefits of the proposed approach and industry interest


Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052

Background papers

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