Transport for London has published a tender notice for an eight-year framework agreement for highway maintenance worth up to £1.8 billion.
The contract, for highways maintenance, improvement schemes and civil engineering associated with traffic signals across London, will be used by Transport for London, as well as other Greater London Authority agencies including the London Development Agency, London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, Metropolitan Police Authority, London boroughs and the City of London.
Although work will be primarily carried out on highways, the framework agreement will commission work on Housing estates, green space, schools, bus stations, garages, car parks, crematoriums, cemeteries and any other locations requested by the contracting authorities.
The tender notice says the lifetime of the deal exceeds four years to stimulate competition and provide an opportunity for economic operators to offer exceptional value for money and efficient delivery of the required works.
The framework will be split into four lots within the London area. TfL anticipates that between five and seven contractors will be invited to bid.