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02Aug91 UK: NORWEST HOLST AND NUTTALL, AF BUDGE, MOWLEM AND TARMAC COMPETE FOR COMBINABLE A1/M1 EXTENSION CONTRACTS.

Contractors bidding for the next stage of the cross-Midlands A1/M1 link road, estimated at between £60-70 million, will get two bites of the cherry under the Department of Transport's innovative tendering set-up.Four firms going for the A1/M1 contract, AF Budge, Mowlem, Tarmac and a Norwest Holst/Nuttall joint venture, are to submit tenders by September 12.Depending on which firms send in the lowest bids, the DTp could combine contracts two and three and let it as one job, but ...

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