Published date: 27 September 2021

Closed future opportunity - This means that a potential contract has passed its approach to market date. A buyer can choose to consider any supplier interest or convert this notice into an opportunity ready for live procurement.

Approach to market date: 22 November 2021

Contract summary


  • Investigation and security services - 79700000

Location of contract

London, South East

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

27 September 2021

Approach to market date

22 November 2021

Contract start date

2 May 2022

Contract end date

1 May 2030

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



National Highways requires Specialist Security Services (SSS) primarily for the Lower Thames Crossing Programme and potentially for other National Highways projects.

The Lower Thames Crossing is part of the biggest investment in the UK roads for a generation. It consists of a proposed new All Purpose Trunk Road connecting the A2/M2 in Kent, crossing under the Thames through a twin-bored tunnel before joining the M25 south of Junction 29.

The Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) Programme requires a Specialist Security Services provider to provide specialist security services comprising 3 key functions:

1. Provide legally, ethically and proportionally obtained information of potential threats to the project

2. Provide mobile patrolling of clients land and properties

3. Where required, on instructions of the client, legally safely and effectively mitigate trespasser actions and or remove, trespassers from the client's land and property

How the lots are structured across the Contracting Authority projects and specific requirements will be decided after feedback from the proposed supplier event.

More information

Additional text

A supplier event is being held on 6 October 2021. This will be an online Microsoft Teams call and will provide greater clarity on this/these potential opportunity(ies). If you are interested in registering for this event please email: by no later than 17:00 on Monday 4 October. We will then contact you with further details on how to register.

This Prior Information Notice (PIN) does not constitute any commitment by National Highways to undertake any public procurement exercise.

Interested parties will not be prejudiced by any response or failure to respond to this PIN. Nor shall a response to this PIN guarantee an invitation to participate in any future procurement process that National Highways may conduct. This PIN does not constitute a call for competition to procure any works or services and is not published to reduce time limited for the receipt of tenders. National Highways is not bound to accept any proposals offered.

National Highways is not liable for any costs, fees or expenses incurred by any party responding to this PIN or any party who may participate in any future procurement process. In the event that National Highways decides to proceed with any procurement, it is currently assumed that such procurement will be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 unless any legal requirement requires a different procedure to be adopted.

About the buyer

Contact name

National Highways


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