Published date: 29 November 2021

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 5 January 2022

Contract summary


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

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Procurement reference


Published date

29 November 2021

Closing date

5 January 2022

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MKC is considering options for the future provision of its Highway Maintenance service.

This work is currently carried out within an existing Highways Maintenance contract which started in 2014 and concludes in 2023/24 dependant on extensions.

The scope of the existing contract covers most operational aspects of Highways Maintenance including reactive and planned maintenance, traffic schemes, drainage, surfacing, emergency works, winter maintenance, signs, road markings.

The scope of the next contract is being considered by MKC.

The current contract has a maximum duration, with extensions of up to ten years, with an annual spend of circa £20-25m pa.

In advance of the formal procurement process commencing in 2022, the Council wishes to engage with experienced Contractors to share its plan and strategy for the new contract, and to hear views from the Highway Maintenance industry.

To obtain the views of the industry the Council will shortly be having an initial Market Engagement event by holding an on-line Teams Meeting.

This event will be lead by MKC, explaining its strategy and drivers for the future provision of Highway Maintenance.

Following the Teams event, interested parties will have the opportunity to comment and question the proposals by completing an on-line questionnaire.

MKC may also consider holding one to one meetings with Contractors for further informal discussions.
This is not part of the formal Procurement process, and no commitment from MKC or respondents is implied or given.

If you wish to register for this Teams event please contact the Procurement Team.

Further details will be available following registration.

About the buyer

Contact name

Mark Culley


Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate, Silbury Boulevard
Milton Keynes