DfI Roads current tenders

Current DfI Roads tender opportunities are outlined below including relevant details and, where relevant, a copy of the notice to the Official Journal of the European Union.

Please note that the Department now uses the eTendersNI portal to advertise their tender opportunities. For more information on eTendersNI please see DoF eTendersNI.

Tender process

Tender documents will be available in electronic format only and may be accessed through the eTendersNI portal.

Tender submission must be received by the Department, in full, through the eTendersNI portal by the deadline stated in the table.

eTendersNI is the Department’s electronic tendering system. Should you have any queries, or if you are having any problems registering on the portal, please contact eTenderNI’s dedicated supplier helpdesk by calling 0800 240 4545 or by emailing: eTendersNI helpdesk

All documents must be completed and returned so as to arrive no later than 3.00 pm on the date shown.

A3 Monaghan Road, Ballyhoy

Estimated value: Approx. £815k per annum
Closing date for tenders: 14 January 2019

This project is for all permanent and temporary works associated with approximately 4km of carriageway resurfacing along the A3 Monaghan Road, between Farnaloy Road and Magheraville Road in Ballyhoy, Co. Armagh. The scheme will also include site clearance; raising of existing gully/manhole/service covers and frames; footway resurfacing; regrading, top-soiling and seeding existing verges/embankments; replacement of existing kerbs; replacement of existing VRS; replacement of existing signage and posts; and roadmarking.

Supply and Delivery of School Safety and Vehicle Activated Signs

Estimated value: Up to approx. £425k per annum
Closing date for tenders: 17 January 2019

DfI Roads have a requirement for a call off contract for the supply, delivery, testing and commissioning of Safer Routes to School signs, 20mph signs, permanent Vehicle Activated signs, Portable Vehicle Activated signs, power sources, all fixings and associated supports.

This contract is regulated by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and a Contract Notice has been dispatched to the Office for Official Publications of the European Union.

Provision of Hydrology, Hydraulics and River (Hydraulic) Modelling Training

Estimated value: Approx. £70k
Closing date for tenders: 20 December 2018

DfI Rivers have a requirement for the Provision of Hydrology, Hydraulics and River (Hydraulic) Modelling Training for various staff within the organisation.

Framework Agreement for External Training Providers Lots 1-8

Estimated value: Approx. £270k
Closing date for tenders: 14 November 2018

DfI Training Centre wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for external training providers to deliver a range of training courses. The Framework Agreement will have 8 Lots with up to two contractors appointed per Lot.  This Competition was previously shown as Roads & Rivers Training Framework Contract No.1 – Lots 1-11 on the DfI Roads future tenders webpage.

These contracts are regulated by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and a Contract Notice has been dispatched to the Office for Official Publications of the European Union.

Supply and Delivery of Street Lighting Cable, Columns, Equipment and Electrical Components

Estimated value: Approx. £2.5m
Closing date for tenders: 5 November 2018

The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) wishes to appoint Contractors to supply and deliver street lighting cable, columns, equipment and electrical components for use in street lighting operations to be undertaken by DfI Roads Operations & Maintenance (O&M). These items are to be supplied to O&M stores located in Carn depot (Craigavon) and Arvalee depot (Omagh).  The requirement is divided into 19 lots with a single contractor per lot. 

These contracts are regulated by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and a Contract Notice has been dispatched to the Office for Official Publications of the European Union.

Term Contracts for Environmental Maintenance 2019

Estimated value: Up to approx. £640k per annum
Closing date for tenders: 1 November 2018

The Term contracts for Environmental Maintenance 2019 will include the following work activities: cleaning drainage systems, inspection of piped drainage systems, weed control, maintenance of grass areas, removal of fallen trees and other associated ancillary works in the following contract areas:

EMN1 - Causeway Coast and Glens;
EME1 - Belfast;
EMS1 - Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon;
EMW1 - Mid Ulster; and
EMW2 - Derry and Strabane.

These contracts are regulated by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and a Contract Notice has been dispatched to the Office for Official Publications of the European Union.

Term Contracts for Surface Dressing 2019

Estimated value: Up to approx. £1.1m per annum
Closing date for PQQ: 10 October 2018

The Term Contracts for Surface Dressing 2019 will include the following work activities: laying of surface dressing, traffic management, associated road marking / studs and other associated ancillary works in the following contract areas:

SDS1 - Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon;
SDN2 - Mid & East Antrim/Antrim & Newtownabbey; and 
SDW2 - Derry & Strabane/Fermanagh & Omagh.

Economic Operators should note that surface dressing in the Fermanagh & Omagh contract area will continue to be delivered in part by the DfI Internal Contractor.

These contracts are regulated by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and a Contract Notice has been dispatched to the Office for Official Publications of the European Union.

Supply and Delivery of Potassium Acetate Based Liquid De-icer

Estimated value: Approx. £150k
Closing date for tenders: 3 October 2018

Supply and Delivery of Potassium Acetate Based Liquid De-icer for the Winter Service Treatment of Foyle & Craigavon Bridges.

This contract is regulated by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and a Contract Notice has been dispatched to the Office for Official Publications of the European Union.

B48 Gortin Road Improvements, Omagh

Estimated value: Approx. £2.5m
Closing date for tenders: 8 June 2018

The project is for all permanent and temporary works associated with the B48 Gortin Road Improvement works within a twelve-month contract period. This will involve the provision of an enhanced pedestrian/cyclist linkages, new parking layby facilities and the widening of the existing carriageway to three/four lanes in anticipation of the future Strule Education Campus. In addition, a new signalised junction (Gortin Road/Strathroy Road) and a puffin crossing are to be constructed along with the modification and upgrading of an existing puffin crossing and signalised junction (Gortin Road/Old Mountfield Road/Lisanelly Avenue). The project is funded by the Department of Education.

A5WTC Phase 1A Archaeological Investigation

Estimated value: Approx. £500k
Closing date for tenders: 10 July 2018

DfI is constructing the A5 Western Corridor (A5WTC) and as part of this scheme it is necessary to undertake a programme of archaeological investigations. Phase 1a involves the construction of approximately 15km of offline dualling. The archaeological investigation works shall be undertaken in advance of the main construction works of the scheme, although some overlap may occur.

This contract is regulated by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and a Contract Notice has been dispatched to the Office for Official Publications of the European Union.

Term Contracts for Asphalt Resurfacing 2017

Estimated value: Up to approx. £9m per annum
Closing date for PQQ: 22 February 2017

The Term Contracts for Asphalt Resurfacing 2017 will include the following work activities: laying various types of asphalt, asphalt concrete and thin surfacing using mechanical means and by hand, reshaping of carriageways, adjustment of street furniture to new levels, adjustment and provision of kerblines, adjustment and provision of carriageway drainage systems, traffic management, road marking, road studs and other associated ancillary works (excluding street lighting) for the following contract areas:

ARS2 (2017) - Newry, Mourne & Down
​ARW1 (2017) - Mid Ulster 
ARW2 (2017) - Derry  & Strabane
​ARW4 (2017) - Omagh

This contract is regulated by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and a Contract Notice has been dispatched to the Office for Official Publications of the European Union.

York Street Interchange

Estimated value: Approx. £90m - £110m
Closing Date for PQQ: 12 January 2016

On hold - legal challenge to award

The proposed scheme replaces the existing signalised junction at York Street by providing direct uninterrupted connections between the A12 Westlink, M2 and M3 roads through a series of underpasses and at grade links. It includes a new bridge to carry York Street over the Westlink and also a new bridge carrying the M2 to Westlink over Dock Street.  It will provide for storm water separation with a direct outfall to the Lagan and will incorporate upgrades to the foundations of the railway viaduct to accommodate future dualling of this line.

This contract is regulated by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and a Contract Notice has been dispatched to the Office for Official Publications of the European Union.

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