Published date: 24 December 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: 31 January 2022, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Road-maintenance equipment - 34921000

  • Control, safety or signalling equipment for roads - 34996000

  • Surveying instruments - 38296000

    • Skid units - 43133100

    • Road-maintenance works - 45233141

    • Road-repair works - 45233142

    • Architectural, engineering and surveying services - 71250000

    • Surface surveying services - 71353000

    • Survey services - 79311000

    • Safety consultancy services - 79417000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£300,000 to £800,000

Procurement reference

IT-208-9937-COV - 9937

Published date

24 December 2021

Closing date

31 January 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2026

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

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Local Authorities are required to undertake annual skid resistance (Grip Tester) surveys. As a minimum, this should be undertaken on A-Roads, with the results submitted to the Department for Transport (DfT).
The results help identify roads requiring skid resistance improvements, to reduce the risk of skidding related incidents. Currently, some authorities also include B and C roads to assist with the prioritisation of the Highways maintenance programme.
The purpose of this tender is to appoint a contractor to undertake skid resistance (Grip Tester) surveys on behalf of the West Midlands Authorities across their highway network.
This is to be carried out in accordance with requirements of Highway Design Note CS228 in the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges.

More information


  • Additional information on how to apply for this contract

Additional text

Please register via the Council`s e-procurement system - CSW-JETS

CSW-JETS is a sub-regional e-tendering portal run by In-tend. Since February 2010, Coventry; Solihull; Warwickshire; Nuneaton and Bedworth; Rugby alongside other local district Councils have been working together as a shared procurement service. In conjunction with Solihull Community Housing, we have joined together to bring you a collaborative E-Tendering portal.

CSW-JETS enables us to advertise our opportunities across all authorities through the same system. This means that there is a single point of contact for procurement in the sub-region so you only have to register once to receive notifications for all authorities. Registering on the portal will make it easier for local suppliers to find, respond to and be alerted to tender opportunities.

Registration is free, and takes just a few minutes. When complete, you will be able to express interest in any of the Councils'/Authorities' opportunities when they are made available including this tender. In addition, we will be able to access your details whenever we have a requirement, and you may then be invited to tender or quote for work.

Once you are registered and log in to the system you will be able to locate the tender opportunity, express interest and access the documentation.

Delivery Notes

West Midlands Authorities' boundaries

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : Yes

About the buyer

Contact name

Coventry City Council Procurement Team


United Kingdom


024 7683 3757