Highways England has started its search for a contractor for its Area 3 Asset Delivery Maintenance and Response (M&R) Contract.
A contract noticed published on the OJEU said that work includes routine and reactive maintenance and incident response. The contract, which is daid to be worth between £130m-£190m covers trunk roads and motorways in Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, and parts of Buckinghamshire.
Any winning contractor said that the winning contractors will also need to carry out maintenance of roadside technology and traffic management for the duration of the eight year contract.
The M&R contracts sit alongside design services contracts, a construction works framework and specialist goods and services contracts, all of which would have previously been within the scope of the MACs/ASCs.
Highways England said the design and construction contracts have sparked innovation in project delivery – Hobbs points to the 4,500 solar road studs installed on the A38 in the East Midlands – while the M&R contractors focus on routine and cyclical maintenance, incident response and defect rectification.
Interested contractors have a deadline of 22 December to submit their bids.