Published date: 29 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: 1 December 2021, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Construction work - 45000000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract


Procurement reference

A303/Material Testing

Published date

29 November 2021

Closing date

1 December 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

10 January 2022

Contract end date

31 December 2023

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Competitive quotation (below threshold)

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A303 Sparkford to Ilchester

Galliford Try, as the South West Regional Delivery Partner are delivering the A303 Sparkford to Ilchester dualling project in the county of Somerset on behalf of Highways England. The project involves the design and construction of 5.6km of new dual lane all-purpose carriageway, connecting the existing dual carriageway at the Sparkford and Podimore Bypasses, therefore creating a continuous dual carriageway between Mere and the Podimore Roundabout.
The project has recently received approval of the Development Consent Order from the Secretary of State for Transport and the project is forecast to commence on site in late summer 2021 and will take around 2 years to complete.


Outline Scope of Works

The Material Testing works consist of supervision, labour, plant and materials required to undertake the material testing works to the A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling scheme site. This includes initial testing re reinforced earth structural backfill material and provision of an on-site material testing laboratory

The majority of the new A303 dual carriageway sits to the north of the existing A303 however the new and existing carriageways cross at approx. ch3300 & ch3750.


It is currently anticipated that the survey works will commence in January 2021.


Deadline for Notifications of Interest 12:00hrs Wednesday 1st December 2021

Deadline for tender submission 17:30hrs Friday 3rd December 2021

If this package is of interest to your company please contact the Senior QS [Alex Yirenkyi] by e-mail on, by the above deadline for notifications of interest and a link to the subcontract enquiry documentation can be issued. Any notifications of interest after the above deadline will not be responded to.

Please bear in mind any suppliers of interest will need to have completed a Builder Profile pre qualification questionnaire and it be approved by Galliford Try staff prior top entering into any subcontract agreement. Sign up details will be issued at a later date if necessary

About the buyer

Contact name

Alex Yirenkyi


A303 Site Offices
BA22 8HT