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Search begins for £220m Somerset highways contractors

Somerset County Council is getting ready to tender 4 highways contracts that might be price as much as £220m.

The agreements are set to run from March 2024, after the conclusion of a upkeep contract that was received by Skanska in 2017 earlier than being novated to Milestone. The prevailing contract can be break up into 4 for the following upkeep intervals.

The most important contract for core upkeep is price £150m and can run for eight years, with the potential for a four-year extension. There can be contracts for surfacing and floor dressing, which entails restoring and sealing current surfaces, price £25m every, with each set to run for 4 years. There may also be a brand new property contract price as much as £20m that is because of run for 4 years.

The council has pledged that the brand new contracts will deal with greater than work supply, and that there can be a larger partnership between consumer and contractor.

Somerset County Council’s cupboard member for highways and transport, John Woodman, mentioned: “We’re searching for a partnership, or partnerships, that foster innovation and adaptability – we’re eager to work with suppliers dedicated to lowering the environmental affect of the companies delivered by our highways group, whereas on the identical time providing the absolute best worth for cash for the residents of Somerset.”

The council will maintain a market-engagement occasion on 28 February the place potential bidders can discover out extra particulars. Firms can register their curiosity online. Additional engagement alternatives are deliberate for March and April. A contract discover is predicted to be issued in August this 12 months.

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