Published date: 25 September 2020

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 26 October 2020, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work - 45200000

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, South East, South West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

25 September 2020

Closing date

26 October 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2028

Contract type


Procedure type

Restricted procedure (OJEU)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

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 seeking to appoint contractors to deliver intrusive pavement surveys.
Surveys include but are not limited to:
- coring of pavements to determine the pavement structure, layer thicknesses and condition as well as the extent of pavement deterioration;
- trial pitting and sampling by hand or mechanically, including the location and identification of utilities and services;
- dynamic cone penetrometer (DCP);
- excavation round vehicle restraint systems (VRS) posts to check condition;
- laboratory testing of samples to determine physical properties.

Further details can be found in the Information Memorandum.

More information


Additional text

The Selection Questionnaire has been launched on the Bravo e-sourcing system. Instructions for registering and using the Bravo system are provided below.

1) Register your company on the eSourcing portal
- browse to the eSourcing Portal: and click link to register;
- accept T&C's and click 'continue';
- enter your correct business and user details;
- note username you chose and click 'Save' when complete;
- you will receive an email with unique password (please keep this secure).

2) Express Interest in tender
- login to portal with the username/password;
- click 'PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers' link. (These are pre-qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier);
- click on relevant PQQ/ITT to access content;
- click the 'Express Interest' button at the top of this page;
- this will move the PQQ/ITT into your 'My PQQs/My ITT's' page. (This is secure area reserved for your projects only);
- you can access attachments by clicking 'Buyer Attachments' in 'PQQ/ITT Details' box.

3) Responding to tender
- click 'My Response' under 'PQQ/ITT Details', you can choose to 'Create Response' or 'Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining);
- the 'Messages' function to communicate with the buyer and seek clarification;
- note deadline for completion, then follow the instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT;
- there may be a mixture of online/offline actions to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit reply using the 'Submit Response' button at the top of the page. If you require assistance please consult online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer


The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street
B1 1RN


Closing: 26 October 2020, 12pm