Published date: 23 February 2021

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

Closing: 19 March 2021, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Road-surface painting work - 45233221

  • Parking-lot-surface painting work - 45233270

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract

£100,000 to £500,000

Procurement reference


Published date

23 February 2021

Closing date

19 March 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

4 May 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2022

Contract type


Procedure type

Open procedure

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Colchester Borough Council, as lead authority for the North Essex Parking Partnership, is seeking a contractor to provide and remove road markings. These must meet all legal requirements to allow enforcement of the relevant traffic regulation orders, such as the Traffic Signs and General Directions 2016. The North Essex Parking Partnership manages on-street traffic regulation orders across Braintree, Colchester, Harlow, Epping Forest, Tendring and Uttlesford Districts and so the contractors must be able to work across all of these areas when required without council officer supervision.

The contractor will be required to undertake:

-The removal of road markings (using high pressure water jets and/or painting over)
-The laying of road markings using mechanical means
-The laying of road markings by hand

Full details will be provided within the tender documents.

More information


Additional text

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

The initial tender period will be for 11 months from 4th May 2021 to 31st March 2022, with the option to extend for a further 3 years (annually 1x1x1) until 31st March 2025. The annul spend does vary dependent on requirements but we estimate an annual spend of £120,000.00

How to apply

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

About the buyer

Contact name

Matt Howe


Rowan House
33 Sheepen Road




Closing: 19 March 2021, 12pm