Published date: 10 December 2021

This notice was replaced on 15 March 2022

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Awarded contract (published 15 March 2022)

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Contract summary


  • Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services - 71000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

10 December 2021

Closing date

19 January 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

14 February 2022

Contract end date

14 February 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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This tender opportunity is available via the e-portal -
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Cumbria County Council ("the Authority") is seeking to appoint a Consultant to provide design services and technical support on National Highways' A66 Northern Trans-Pennine project (A66 NTP). The consultant will provide support to both Cumbria County Council and Eden District Council during the remainder of the pre-application stage of the Development Consent Order (DCO) (Spring 2022), DCO submission including Acceptance and Pre-examination, Examination and Post Decision including detailed design development.
Cumbria County Council and Eden District Council are consultees in the DCO process and are classified as "host authorities' and have an important role in the process in providing a local perspective and influencing the preparation of the DCO. The Councils require a range of technical support in order to input appropriately into the A66 NTP in the following stages (timescales are indicative based on discussions with National Highways):
• Pre-application (to May 2022)
• Acceptance and Pre- Examination (June - August 2022)
• Examination (September 2022 - February 2023)
• Post Decision
See Scope for further information

About the buyer

Contact name

Clare Redpath


Cumbria House
107 - 117 Botchergate
United Kingdom


+44 7771396537