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Midlands highways framework worth £261m up for renewal

Leicestershire council is seeking eight contractors for the new Midlands highways framework worth up to £261m.

Contractors on the existing framework – Balfour Beatty/Birse, Bam Nuttall, Ringway, and Tarmac/Carillion – will have to fight to retain their place on the highways and civil engineering contract.

Midlands highway alliance medium schemes framework 2 is expected to be worth between £86.5m and £261m.

Work will include highway improvements and maintenance, infrastructure works and town centre enhancements for 17 city and county councils.

Contracting authorities are seeking three firms to deliver schemes worth up to £5m on Lot 1, which will deliver up to £70m of work.

There are five places on Lot 2 for projects worth between £5m and £25m, with the total value of work expected to be between £52m and £191m.

The framework will run for three years initially with the option to extend for a fourth year subject to the performance of contractors and economic circumstances.

It will commence on 1 April 2014.

The time limit for requests of documents s is 26 July 2013 and tenders must be received by 12 August 2013.

More information can be obtained from Peter Barclay at Leicestershire County Council by emailing: msf2@leics.gov.uk.

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