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Highway maintenance work

Shropshire Council | Published December 3, 2016  -  Deadline January 19, 2017

The maintenance, repair, renewal, construction and cleansing of the highway network within Shropshire and the maintenance of the Council's vehicles.

The contracting authority is seeking a contractor for the maintenance, repair, renewal and construction of its highway network within Shropshire including:

— Carriageways;

— Footways;

— Cycleways;

— Car Parks;

— Bridges, culverts and other structures;

— Fences, barriers and road restraint systems;

— Traffic signs and road markings;

— Highway drainage systems.

Also including the following further services:

— Emergency response and making-safe of the highway network.

— The maintenance, repair and renewal of street lighting, lit-signs/bollards and other public lighting systems.

— Winter maintenance including precautionary treatment of carriageways and clearance of ice and snow from carriageways and footways.

— The maintenance and cutting of highway verges, other grassed areas, hedges and highway trees, sports fields and planted areas.

— Inspection and maintenance of play areas, lifebuoy stations and tow paths.

— Sweeping and cleansing of highways and public areas.

— Removal of waste and abandoned cars on highways and public areas.

— The maintenance of Council vehicles and other equipment.

The Council may deliver services for other public sector organisations within Shropshire e.g. housing associations. The Council may subcontract such services to the contractor.

The contract will be for Initial Service Period of 7 years commencing on the 1.4.2018, extendable to a maximum of 10 years in 3 single year extensions.

The annual contract value is estimated at 18 000 000 GBP - 21 000 000 GBP per annum i.e. an estimated total life value of 210 000 000 GBP.

Please note the contracting authority reserves the option to procure Schemes with an estimated construction value greater than 150 000 GBP from other suppliers.

Applicant should note that the Employee ‘Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006’ (‘TUPE’) will apply to this contract. Also compliance with the provision in relation to Local Authority Pensions will also be required. Applicants are advised to seek their own legal advice about the practicality of these arrangements and will be asked to reflect the financial implication of such a transfer in their tender submission.

Please also note that the contracting authority is committed to achieving Social Value outcomes through maximising the social, economic and/or environmental impact of all its procurement activity. Questions around the Specific benefits that can be brought by contractors through this framework are set out within the PQQ and Invitation to tender documentation and in addition for your further information the council's Social Value Framework guidance can be found at

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