Highways England is the government company charged with operating, maintaining and improving motorways and major (trunk) roads in England.
Highways England is procuring (as a procurement agent on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport, as described in the Highways England framework document annex C paragraph 2) a second generation free-flow charging service solution for the existing Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing road user charging scheme. A road user charge has been collected at this crossing since 2003 to manage the high demand for its use. Any solution is expected to offer proportionate scalability where systems and operations can deal with alternative charging schemes.
This Contracts Finder notice is for Road User Charging Services (Package A) as part of the overall free-flow charging service solution, and comprises of vehicle identification, account management, payment processing, and customer services.
Interested parties should refer to the Contract Notice (https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:411144-2019:TEXT:EN:HTML) for further information.
5 Economic Operators have pre-qualified and will be taken forward to the next phase of this procurement exercise. The 5 Economic Operators are as follows:
– Ascendi O & M / EFKON
– Conduent Parking Enforcement Solutions
– Egis Projects / SICE
– Emovis Operations Leeds
– VINCI Highways