Issue details

21/00009 Highway Civils Framework


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.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/01/2021

Decision due: Not before 10th Feb 2021 by Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport
Reason: To enable to decision to be on the FED for a minimum of 28 days

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Lead director: Simon Jones

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: Robert Clark, Contract and Commissioning Support Manager 03000 415951 Email: Tel: 03000415951.

Consultation process

No public consultation is planned. The matter will be considered by the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee at its meeting on 19 January 2021

Financial implications: There is no workload guarantee in the framework agreement. All schemes awarded to contractors will incorporate their own contract (NEC 4 suite) and such projects will need to be taken through the appropriate governance and funding process

Legal implications: The award of any contracts will be in full compliance with all relevant procurement regulations

Equalities implications: An Equalities Impact Assessment has been carried out and no implications have been identified at this early stage


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