Decision details

Award of Contract - Duchess of Kent Bridge

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Award the contract for surfacing and joint repairs to the Duchess of Kent Bridge (Bridge No. 1080) to Toman Construction.

Reasons for the decision:

Toman was selected from three bids received and is NHSS approved for laying asphalt. The contract is an NEC Engineering and Construction Short Contract. Toman recently carried out a similar scheme at Kildwick for NYCC Bridges and the overall performance was good and completed the scheme on time.

Alternative options considered:

Use of the surfacing framework – the bridge joints are one of the main elements of works (no set rates under the framework) and as such we don’t believe the contractors on the framework would be competitive with such a small amount of surfacing.

Publication date: 10/06/2021

Date of decision: 04/06/2021