Decision details

21/00009 Highway Civils Framework

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes



Proposed Decision:


To procure and delegate authority to the Corporate Director for Growth, Environment and Transport to award and commission the Highway Civils Framework.


Reasons for Decision:


Under section 41 of the Highways Act 1980, as the local Highway Authority, the Council has a legal duty to maintain its respective sections of the highway network. This includes responsibility for maintaining, managing and, where necessary, improving their section of the network. These services will need to be commissioned externally to ensure the Council meets is statutory obligations and that service continuity is maintained.


The proposed Highways Civils Framework is to enable the procurement and delivery of significant highway infrastructure development, civil engineering works and associated major value constructions works. The framework will be split into two lots:


Lot 1 - Civil Engineering Works

Lot 2 - Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering Works


This framework will cover the South East of England and, while predominately supporting the Highway and Transportation directorate, it will be open to other government organisations. To ensure there is sufficient headroom for the Council and other government organisations, the value of the framework is set at £500m over a term of four years.

Publication date: 15/02/2021

Date of decision: 15/02/2021

Effective from: 23/02/2021

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