Published date: 2 July 2021

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 9 September 2021, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Road traffic-control equipment - 34923000

  • Construction work for highways - 45233130

  • Highway maintenance work - 45233139

    • Roadworks - 45233140

    • Road-maintenance works - 45233141

    • Surface work for highways - 45233210

    • Electrical installation work - 45310000

    • Installation of signalling equipment - 45316200

    • Repair, maintenance and associated services related to roads and other equipment - 50230000

    • Miscellaneous repair and maintenance services - 50800000

    • Engineering services - 71300000

Location of contract

West Midlands

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

2 July 2021

Closing date

9 September 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 July 2022

Contract end date

30 June 2030

Contract type


Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Highways England is looking for a suitable contractor to provide and undertake all cyclical and reactive maintenance, incident response, defect rectification and severe weather delivery on the trunk roads and motorways within Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire (Highways England Area 9).

Duties will also include maintenance of roadside technology, the provision of traffic management for the contractor's maintenance and incident response activities, and traffic management for others who may be working on the network.

Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 the contractor will be Principal Contractor for all work they undertake.

The Service Period for the maintenance and response contract is for a duration of 8 years, and the successful provider will be expected to operate collaboratively with other service providers and stakeholders in order to achieve Highways England's objectives.

Full details of the services are outlined in the document 'Area 9 M&R Scope Issue 9', with a description of Highways England Area 9 provided in the document 'Area 9 Network Information Issue 9'.

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.

Instructions on How to take part in this Tender:

1. Register for a free account at

2. Click the 'ITTs Open To All Suppliers' link. (These are Invitations to Tender (ITT) open to any registered supplier). Click on the relevant ITT to access the content. Click the 'Express Interest' button at the top of the page. This will move the ITT into your 'My ITTs' page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only). You can now access the Tender Documents by clicking 'Buyer Attachments' in the 'ITT Details' box.

3. Click 'My Response' under 'ITT Details', you can choose to 'Create Response' or to 'Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining). You can now use the 'Messages' function to communicate with Highways England and seek any clarification. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT. There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform. You must then submit your reply using the 'Submit Response' button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Area 9 Maintenance and Response Contract (West Midlands)

  • Future opportunity
  • Published 7 May 2021, last edited 12 May 2021

About the buyer

Contact name

Highways England


The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street
B1 1RN