Published date: 24 November 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: 23 December 2021, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Construction work - 45000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

24 November 2021

Closing date

23 December 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 August 2022

Contract end date

31 August 2025

Contract type


Procedure type

Negotiated procedure

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Kent County Council (the Council) is the largest local authority in England covering an area of 3,500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over £1bn on goods and services and a population of 1.6m. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with the NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group, 12 district councils, and 289 parish/town councils. KCC consists of four directorates:

Adult Social Care and Health;
Children, Young People and Education;
Growth, Environment and Transport; and
Strategic and Corporate Services.
This service is being commissioned on behalf of the Growth, Environment and Transport directorate.

The scheme requires the design and construction of a new road (Phase 1) and improvements of an existing junction (Phase 1a) to form part of a new strategic highway known as the Sturry Link Road (SLR) as shown in the "Scheme Details and Requirements" document. The site is located 3km to the north-east of Canterbury, in Kent, on the western outskirts of the village of Sturry.

The intent of the SLR is to support the level and distribution of development being proposed in the Canterbury City Council's Local Plan, with new home allocations of around 16,000. Furthermore, the SLR aims to ease congestion in Sturry and improve the operational safety of the Sturry level crossing through reducing the amount of traffic that crosses it.

Project value is £29.6m with construction cost budget of £16.6m.

For any Supplier who wishes to apply, the tender documentation is available via the Kent Business Portal ( The documentation will need to be downloaded and submitted back to the Council via the Kent Business Portal.

Please direct all communication via the Kent Business Portal which can be found at the following web address: Any communication outside of this will be redirected to the Kent Business Portal. Please note that you will have to register to use the portal.

Link to Find a Tender Service 2021/S 000-029221

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