A framework of firms will be appointed to carry out various elements of the renewal programme, worth around £330m from 2020-2025.
Highway’s England’s approach will be to repair good concrete surfaces and maintain it in a safe state of repair until full reconstruction becomes needed.
To deliver the programme it plans to appoint two firms to oversee design, site supervision and project management.
A total of eight specialist contractors will also be selected to deliver targeted repairs to extend the life of the existing concrete pavement.
Two suppliers will be selected to deliver each of the four identified specialist activities: joint repairs, bay replacements, surface treatments and slab levelling.
Then for full reconstruction works, two contractors will be appointed on a design and build basis to demolish existing pavement and replace it with new flexible or composite materials.
Excavated concrete pavement is to be recycled for reuse in the concrete roads programme or more widely in delivery of Highways England’s capital programme.
Highways England intends to host a tender launch event in May.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, this is expected to take the form of webinars and Skype calls.
Interested suppliers should email Highways England, providing contact details no later than 1 May.