Contractors wanted for £150M M25 framework

Posted on 23 February 2022

Contractors are being sought for a £150M framework covering maintenance and upgrades to the M25.

Connect Plus – a consortium that includes Edge Orbital Holdings, Balfour Beatty and Egis Investment Partners – is responsible for operating and managing the M25 and its key arterial link roads on behalf of National Highways. It has been awarded 30-year design, build, finance and operate contract which ends in 2039.

Connect Plus will hold an event in March to inform main works contractors about a £150m framework for the M25 motorway.

The supplier event will be held at a venue near to the South West of the M25 on 31 March.

“Connect Plus is seeking to engage with economic operators from across the supply chain, that are typically involved in the design, supply, and construction of projects of this nature,” the company said.

The event attendees will be informed about the consortium’s plans for a six-year framework to deliver civil engineering and technology improvements. The total value of the framework is £150M, while the value of direct contracts is expected to be between £100,000 and £20M.

The contracting authority will seek feedback from the supply chain through the early market engagement to further validate their procurement and contracting strategies for the call off framework.

Among the works to be carried out under the framework are structures, geotechnical, junction improvements, roadside technology and environmental. “Environmental works will likely comprise environmental protection or enhancements that may be part of other schemes or commissioned as individual schemes,”

The M25 cover over 440km and includes 5 tunnels as well as 2,500 structures including bridges, colverts and overhead gantries.

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