Issue details

Award of Contracts for Highway Maintenance Services OKD24_19-20

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


Following the abandonment of procurement for highway services in 2018, The County Council has retained Balfour Beatty Living Places to continue to provide necessary services under an interim arrangement pending a new and full procurement.


Using a model derived from a subsequent Options Appraisal report and further market insight engagement, WSCC.  The County Council published the requisite OJEU notice and commenced formal procurement on 22 July 2019.  The services have been procured in six separate Lots;


1.          Core Maintenance

2.          Drainage Cleansing

3.          Hedge Maintenance and Grass Cutting

4.          Carriageway and Footway Resurfacing

5.          Carriageway Micro and Carriageway & Footway Treatments

6.          Highway Improvements

Compliant tenders have been received against all Lots and a full and detailed evaluation and moderation process has been duly followed resulting in the recommendations of this Key Decision report.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/09/2019

Decision due: November 2019 by Director of Highways, Transport and Planning

Lead member: Matt Davey, Director of Highways, Transport and Planning

Lead director: Matt Davey

Contact: Peter Smith Email: Tel: 033 022 25356.

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.



Environment, Communities and Fire Select Committee – 7 November 2019

Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure

Executive Director Place Services

Director of Finance and Support Services

Director of Law and Assurance


Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore 033 022 26052

Background3: A Prosperous Place


Background papers

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