Published date: 23 October 2023

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: 6 November 2023, 5pm

Contract summary


  • Construction work for highways, roads - 45233100

Location of contract

North East, North West

Value of contract


Procurement reference

A66 North Trans-Pennine Earthworks

Published date

23 October 2023

Closing date

6 November 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

29 January 2024

Contract end date

29 January 2028

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Competitive procedure with negotiation (above threshold)

Anyone may ask to participate, but only those who are pre-selected will be invited to submit initial tenders and to negotiate.

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The A66 North Trans-Pennine enterprise is looking to engage experienced and qualified Earthworks contractor for major project on the strategic roads network. The A66 upgrade will see single-lane sections of the 80km stretch between the M6 and A1 made into dual carriageway, while key junctions will be improved. Estimated package spend is £142,500,000. Project is to be delivered in collaboration by three Tier 1 contractors Balfour Beatty, Kier, and Keltbray.

We are looking for experienced firms with proven track record in handling large-scale Earthworks projects, equipped with the necessary machinery and expertise to ensure the job is completed efficiently and on schedule.

We will use the Build UK Common Assessment Criteria (CAS) to ensure a consistent minimum business competence. If your company possesses necessary qualifications and is interested in bidding for this project, please get in touch with your company's portfolio, relevant experience, and references for further evaluation.

About the buyer


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