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Category Works


No. of Lots 1

Status Active

Published 24th Nov 2021

Tender Details
Common Procurement VocabularyConstruction work
Procurement MethodCompetitive procedure with negotiation
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South East

Category Works


No. of Lots 1

Status Active

Published 24th Nov 2021

Tender Details
Common Procurement VocabularyConstruction work
Procurement MethodCompetitive procedure with negotiation

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Kent County Council

Sessions House


ME14 1XQ


via the Kent Business Portal


marie.lewzey [at]


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKJ4 - Kent

Internet address(es)
Main address

Buyer's address

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

SC21065 - Sturry Link Road

Reference number


II.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 45000000 - Construction work
II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

Kent County Council (the Council) is the largest local authority in England covering an area of 3,500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over £1bn on goods and services and a population of 1.6m. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with the NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group, 12 district councils, and 289 parish/town councils. KCC consists of four directorates:

Adult Social Care and Health;

Children, Young People and Education;

Growth, Environment and Transport; and

Strategic and Corporate Services.

This service is being commissioned on behalf of the Growth, Environment and Transport directorate.

The scheme requires the design and construction of a new road (Phase 1) and improvements of an existing junction (Phase 1a) to form part of a new strategic highway known as the Sturry Link Road (SLR) as shown in the “Scheme Details and Requirements” document. The site is located 3km to the north-east of Canterbury, in Kent, on the western outskirts of the village of Sturry.

The intent of the SLR is to support the level and distribution of development being proposed in the Canterbury City Council’s Local Plan, with new home allocations of around 16,000. Furthermore, the SLR aims to ease congestion in Sturry and improve the operational safety of the Sturry level crossing through reducing the amount of traffic that crosses it.

Project value is £29.6m with construction cost budget of £16.6m.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £29,600,000

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKJ4 - Kent
II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Form of contract will be The New Engineering Contract 4 (NEC4) Option A (fixed lump sum with Activity Schedule) with KCC Z Clauses. This scheme will be fully designed and will therefore be a “build/construct” contract.

The value of the contract falls is above the Public Contract Regulations 2015 threshold for Works, and the Client is using a competitive tender process (with an option to negotiate if required) to procure the required Services.

The contract will be awarded to a single supplier following this procedure and interested suppliers are hereby invited to express their interest in this tender opportunity and submit their completed SQ by the date specified above.

For any Supplier who wishes to apply, the tender documentation is available via the Kent Business Portal ( The documentation will need to be downloaded and submitted back to the Council via the Kent Business Portal.

Please direct all communication via the Kent Business Portal which can be found at the following web address: Any communication outside of this will be redirected to the Kent Business Portal. Please note that you will have to register to use the portal.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
End date

31 August 2025

This contract is subject to renewal


II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section IV. Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation

IV.1.5) Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations

IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2021/S 000-026298

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23 December 2021

Local time


IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


Section VI. Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Kent County Council


ME14 1XQ


United Kingdom