Current DfI Roads & Rivers 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 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.

Title

Term Contracts for Environmental Maintenance 2021

Estimated value

Up to approximately £850k per annum

Closing date for tenders

21 February 2022

Detail

The Term contracts for Environmental Maintenance 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 Local Government Districts:

EMN2 - Mid & East Antrim / Antrim & Newtownabbey ;
EME2 - Lisburn & Castlereagh;
EMS2 - Newry, Mourne & Down / North Down & Ards;
EMW3 - Fermanagh & Omagh.

These contracts are regulated by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and a Contract Notice has been dispatched to the Find a Tender service.

Title

Term Contracts for Surface Dressing 2022

Estimated value

Up to approximately £3.6m per annum

Closing date for tenders

21 February 2022

Detail

The Term Contracts for Surface Dressing 2022 may include but not be limited to the following, which are provided by way of example: surface dressing, traffic management, associated road marking / studs and other associated ancillary works in the following contract areas:

SDS2 - Newry, Mourne & Down / North Down & Ards
SDW1 - Mid Ulster
SDN1 - Causeway Coast & Glens
SDE1 - Belfast / Lisburn & Castlereagh

These contracts are regulated by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and a Contract Notice has been dispatched to the Find a Tender service.

Title

Interim Term Contracts for Asphalt Resurfacing - Phase 1

Estimated value

Up to approximately £4.3m per annum

Closing date for tenders

31 January 2022

Detail

The Interim Term Contracts for Asphalt Resurfacing - Phase 1 will include the following work activities: delivery of multiple concurrent resurfacing schemes; laying various types of asphalt, asphalt concrete and thin surfacing; reshaping of carriageways; adjustment of street furniture to new levels; adjustment/provision of kerblines; adjustment/provision of carriageway drainage systems; delivery of traffic management; provision of road markings and studs and other associated ancillary works in the following contract areas:

IAW1 - Magherafelt
IAW2 - Omagh
IAW3 - Dungannon
IAW4 - Strabane
IAS1 - Newry and Mourne
IAS2 - Down

These contracts are regulated by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and a Contract Notice has been dispatched to the Find a Tender service.

Title

Supply and Delivery of various types of Machinery Carriers

Estimated value

Approximately £260k

Closing date for tenders

7 January 2022

Detail

DfI Roads and Rivers have a requirement for the supply and delivery of various types of machinery carriers:

  • Lot 1 One 44t Low loader/Machinery Carrier. Estimated value £60k
  • Lot 2 Ten 8t Air Braked Machinery Carriers. Estimated value £200k

This contract is regulated by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and a Contract Notice has been dispatched to the Find a Tender service.

Title

Inspection, Service and Calibration of Cable Avoidance Tools

Estimated value

Approximately £40k 

Closing date for tenders

8 December 2021

Detail

DfI Roads Operations and Maintenance wish to appoint a Contractor to carry out inspection, service and calibration of cable avoidance tools.

Title

Term Contract for Underwater and Confined Spaces Inspection Services

Estimated value

Up to approximately £100k per annum

Closing date for tenders

19 January 2022

Detail

This contract is to carry out routine underwater bridge and confined spaces inspections of those structures on the highway network that cannot be accessed by DfI Roads Inspectors.  The contract will also address the need for one-off underwater (special) inspections following storm events where scour or damage to the structure is deemed possible.

This contract is regulated by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and a Contract Notice has been dispatched to the Find a Tender service.

Title

Cookstown Asphalt Resurfacing 2021

Estimated value

Approximately £1.25m

Closing date for tenders

5 October 2021

Detail

This contract involves the resurfacing of approximately 1700m of the A29 dual carriageway between Cookstown and Moneymore (both sides), A29 Moneymore Road Layby in its entirety and 500m of U5026 East Circular Road, Cookstown.

Title

St Patrick's Barracks Link Road, Ballymena

Estimated value

Approximately £6m 

Closing date for tenders

3 June 2021

Detail

The project involves the construction of approximately 2.4km of new single carriageway road through the St Patrick's Barracks site in Ballymena to facilitate future development of the site and the surrounding area. The site is located on the outskirts of Ballymena and will provide a spine road between the A26 Larne Road Link and the A42 Broughshane Road.

The project includes spurs for access to Demesne Avenue and Farm Lodge Avenue although these will not be connected as part of the scheme. There will be a combined cycleway footway along the eastern side of the link road connecting to various existing paths and to the National Cycle Network (Route 97). The project also includes the construction of a new signalised junction and toucan crossing at the Larne Road end of the scheme.

The appointed contractor will be required to maintain 24 hour access to Dalriada Urgent Care and access to Kernohans Lane (the Ecos Centre), Castle Tower School, IMC cinema and adjacent businesses at all times during the works as well as coordinating access to the showgrounds during major events.

This contract is regulated by The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and a Contract Notice has been dispatched to the Find a Tender service.

Title

Term Contracts for Small Scale Responsive Works 2020

Estimated value

Up to approx. £2.7m per annum

Closing date for PQQ

9 July 2020

Detail

Economic Operators are invited to apply for inclusion on a shortlist  to be invited to tender for the Term contracts for Small Scale Responsive Works 2020.  This procurement is for the award of six contracts.

The contracts will include the following principal work activities: delivery of TTM as part of associated civils works on live trafficked public roads; temporary and permanent reinstatement of openings and repairs to defects in footways and carriageways;  construction and surfacing of carriageways and footways; adjustment / provision of drainage installation; adjustment / provision of kerblines; earthworks; fencing construction and other associated ancillary works in the following Local Government Districts:

SSN1 - Causeway Coast & Glens
SSE2 - Lisburn & Castlereagh
SSS1 - Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon
SSS3 - North Down & Ards
SSW3 - Fermanagh
SSW4 - Omagh

Note: Different elements of, or all of the work activities listed above may be responsive type work required to be done within specific time limits.

The Department has limited the number of Contract Areas that may be awarded to any one Economic Operator to a maximum of three out of the six available. The award criteria is Price Only.

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.

Title

Term Contracts for Minor Improvement Works 2020

Estimated value

Up to approx. £1.9m per annum

Closing date for PQQ

2 July 2020

Detail

Economic Operators are invited to apply for inclusion on a shortlist  to be invited to tender for the Term Contracts for Minor Improvement Works 2020.  This procurement is for the award of three contracts.

The contracts will include the following work activities: network improvement schemes; drainage installation; pavement surfacing; earthworks; traffic management; traffic calming schemes; transportation schemes, working with services / utilities; TTM / dealing with live traffic on public roads and other associated ancillary works in the following Local Government Districts:

MIN1 - Causeway Coast & Glens;
MIW1 - Mid Ulster; 
MIS1 - Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon.

The Department has limited the number of contracts that may be awarded to any one Economic Operator to a maximum of two out of the three available. The award criteria is Price Only.

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.

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