Issue details

Contract Award: Highway Structures Underwater Services

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 April 2020, the Director of Highways, Transport and Planning appointed contractors to four single provider Specialist Service contracts. The contracts duration being 5 years with the option to extend by a further 5 years.

The contractor providing the Highway Structures Underwater Services has ceased trading so it is necessary to undertake a procurement exercise to seek a single provider for this service


A procurement exercise will be undertaken for a contractor to provide highway structures underwater services from September 2024.


At the conclusion of the procurement process, the Assistant Director (Highways, Transport and Planning) will be asked to award the highway structures underwater services contract.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/06/2024

Decision due: August 2024 by Assistant Director (Highways, Transport and Planning) (Matt Davey)

Lead member: Matt Davey, Assistant Director (Highways, Transport and Planning)

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

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Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052

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