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Call for expressions of interest from the open market paves the way to find a new contractor for much needed Whittlesey King’s Dyke level crossing scheme.

Today (30 September) the Council published a notice and tender documents in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) marking the start of the formal procurement process to secure a new construction partner. This is required for tenders of this value in the public sector.

The scheme will see considerable benefits for the local community by reducing journey times and unlocking housing and jobs growth within the town and along the A605 corridor. The scheme will also improve safety around the level crossing and support rail capacity enhancements across the wider region.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Leader, Councillor Steve Count said “I’m delighted to see that we’re moving forward – we’ve made our commitment to this scheme clear and this is a key date in our new programme that aims to get this scheme delivered as soon as possible.

“A shortlist of contractors that score highest in initial quality assessments, will be issued the main invitation to tender at the end of November and will then have four months to submit bids. This keeps us on track for the appointed contractor to start construction by December 2020”


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