Published date: 5 December 2019

Last edited date: 5 December 2019

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: 17 January 2020

Contract summary


  • Piling - 44212400

  • Sheet piling - 44212410

  • Site preparation work - 45100000

    • Construction, foundation and surface works for highways, roads - 45233000

    • Construction work for highways, roads - 45233100

    • Motorway construction works - 45233110

    • Road construction works - 45233120

    • Construction work for highways - 45233130

    • Roadworks - 45233140

    • Various surface works - 45233200

    • Surface work for highways - 45233210

    • Installation of road signs - 45233290

    • Installation of road signals - 45233294

    • Foundation work for highways, roads, streets and footpaths - 45233300

Location of contract


Value of contract

£3,000,000 to £3,600,000

Procurement reference

RBC 00000692

Published date

5 December 2019

Closing date

17 January 2020

Contract start date

17 February 2020

Contract end date

27 November 2020

Contract type


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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Carriageway widening works to accommodate a new Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) bus lane and associated and proposed footway / cycleways on the A33 in Reading. Works include but is not limited to steel sheet pile retaining structures, road construction, alterations to the surface water drainage, street lighting, traffic signals, statutory utilities diversions, road restraint systems and a new northbound bus stop lay-by.

The Works also cover Traffic Signal upgrade works at the A33 Island Road Junction and A33 Bennet Road Junction.

The works also include the relocation of a northbound bus lane (from the right lane to the left lane) and the addition of a southbound bus stop on the A33 near the M4 Junction 11 (Little Lea).

More information


Additional text

Organisations interested in expressing an interest in this procurement should download the procurement documents which are available on the Council`s e-tendering system at: and complete as instructed.

The Portal is free of charge - to register please follow the supplier registration guidance which is available on the Portal. Contractors wishing to be considered for this tendering opportunity must complete the tender documents and return them electronically via the Council`s e-tendering portal.

Please note: you must register your interest via the Council`s e-tendering portal if you intend to submit a tender. Interested parties must log onto the Council`s e-tendering portal at:, to express an interest and download the procurement documents. All communications regarding this procurement exercise will be conducted through the Council`s e-tendering portal including requests for clarifications or general enquiries. The procurement documents will be available for download up until the closing time and date for tender submissions, it is the organisation`s responsibility to ensure that they download the documents in ample time to ensure that they can be completed and returned electronically, along with supporting documents, prior to the closing time and date stipulated. Before completing the tender, potential providers/suppliers should ensure that the e-mail address that has been used to register their organisation will be checked regularly as the Council`s e-tendering system will generate automatic notifications to this e-mail address when there are updates, changes or messages sent relating to the project. Potential bidders should also check that their organisation`s details are correct and kept up to date.

Technical questions and assistance regarding the use and operation of the Portal should be addressed to the In-Tend Help Desk - e-mail:, telephone number +44 8442728810.
Applications should be made through the Intend RBC Approved Portal Intend

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

About the buyer

Contact name

Gareth Prandle


Bridge Street
United Kingdom


01189 3 74167