East Sussex County Council seeking contractor for highways deal worth up to £730m
East Sussex County Council is looking for a contractor for a roads deal worth up to £730m.
The local authority has posted a contract notice seeking a provider for maintenance, improvement and design of highways and civil infrastructure in the area for just under seven years from May 2023 worth an initial £320m. A possible extension, to the end of March 2037, could take the value up £730m.
A Costain and CH2M joint venture won the previous version of the contract in 2015, which was then worth £300m. That procurement was the first iteration of that size contract with the council, which brought street lighting and traffic lights into the roads contract. CH2M has since become part of Jacobs.
Documents released earlier this year said the council would refine its performance criteria for inclusion in the contract and determining service levels required by the new contractor from this month.
Procurement is due to close on 21 March 2022. More information is available on the contract notice.