Press release

Highways England goes out to tender on design services contract in the East Midlands

Highways England has today published a tender for a design services contract in the East Midlands, running for 5 years and with an expected value of £25 million.


A single successful supplier will be appointed on the public contract, which has an expected value of £5 million to £10 million per year, in the East Midlands, also known as Area 7.

The contract will be in place from 1 April 2016, with design services commencing from 1 July. Duties include preparing technical designs and undertaking supporting work for capital projects from an initial scheme feasibility phase through to the end of construction phase.

The contract requires areas of expertise including, but not limited to, structures, pavements, drainage, vehicle restraint systems, technology, environment, geotechnics, lighting and landscaping.

David Poole, director for commercial and procurement for Highways England, said:

The changes we are making in Area 7 really demonstrate Highways England’s commitment to delivering a different approach to maintenance and investment delivery over the next five years.

The design services tender is the third to be released under these new arrangements, and we are delighted to be making real progress towards our new way of working.

The tender can be viewed online.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 7 October 2015