Civil Engineering Tenders

Civil engineering tenders cover a vast range of sectors, from the maintenance of roads to the installation of waste systems. And with the population growing, public buyers and government bodies are continuously publishing new civil engineering tendering opportunities to keep up with demand.

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PR082023 Exeter Quay Arches Remedial Works


Exeter City Council

Exeter City Council require a supplier to carry out remediation, repair and stabilisation work of circa 105 metres of masonry wall and cliff face at Exeter Quay. This follows identification of structural concerns associated with the wall to the external face of Cellar 25, and subsequent structural surveys. The opportunity...

Teaching Services Contract

Swansea University

To support the teaching of the Project Management topic for the Civil Engineering degree programmes delivered by Awarding Authority, we seek to appoint an organisation experienced in managing civil engineering projects, with suitable expertise to lead/contribute towards the delivery of 3 modules linked to this topic. The aim for this...

Framework Agreement for Civil Engineering Works for the Engineering Division of the Highways Department

Legal, Democratic and Business Intelligence, Swansea Council

The Framework is split into 2 separate Lots, consisting of Lot 1 & 2 which are detailed below, it is the Council’s intention to enter into a Framework Agreement with 8 suppliers per Lot unless fewer bids are received. Lot 1 - Day Works & Lot 2 - Measured Works...

Development of a Programme Proposal to Boost the Rate of Apprenticeship Uptake


Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership

The Awarding Authority is seeking an individual/agency, on a contracted basis, to design a programme with the aim being to encourage children and young people to be both academically prepared for and inspired to consider apprenticeships as a future career option resulting in a measurable increase in the number of...

North Devon District Hospital Residence replacement

NHS South West - Acutes

This tender is run as a Mini Competition Part 2 strictly under the Southern Construction Framework Lot 1 South West to appoint a single Framework provider under a Pre-Construction Agreement to deliver the duties set out in this tender. BIDS OR CORRESPONDENCE FROM OPERATORS NOT UNDER THE FRAMEWORK AND LOT...

What are Civil Engineering Contracts?

When public sector bodies, such as local authorities and government organisations, require civil engineering works and services, they release civil engineering tenders. These contracts generally fall under the umbrella of the construction industry and include the planning, designing, and building of civil infrastructure like roads, waterways, harbours, bridges, public buildings, and sewage systems.

Civil engineering encompasses the following engineering branches or projects:
  • Construction & management engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Transportation engineering
  • Water engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Coastal engineering
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Forensic engineering
Civil engineering contracts cover a broad scope of works and services, resulting in contract values varying anywhere from tens of thousands of pounds to £1 billion and up. The different types of tenders in civil engineering can be divided into the following two broad categories or lots:

Minor Civils & Building Works

Minor works refer to small and relatively straightforward construction projects, generally covering new or repair and renovation work that is less than £500,000 in value. Works and services in this lot can include:

  • Vegetation clearance

  • Highway improvements

  • Drainage works

  • The provision and installation of street furniture

  • Flood alleviation and land drainage improvements

  • Hard landscaping, such as the construction of steps and ramps, playgrounds, and paved areas

  • Environmental improvements

  • Footpath and cycleway improvements

  • The construction of below- and above-ground structures (usually below 2m in height and over 1.2m in depth)

Major & Complex Works

This refers to large one-off projects that involve new builds, renovations and repairs with a value of over £500,000. Works and services in this lot include but are not limited to:

  • Public buildings like government housing

  • Infrastructure such as flood defences, roads, and coastal defences

  • Contamination remediation

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Why Bid for Civil Engineering Tenders?

With the construction industry being one of the largest in the UK economy and the government spending millions on such projects every year, bidding for civil engineering tenders can be extremely beneficial for several reasons.

  • Winning tenders in the civil engineering sector is a guarantee of work for a fixed period of time. This ensures that you and your company will have a reliable stream of income for the duration of the project.

  • Bidding on and winning civil engineering contracts allows you to build relationships with the key stakeholders and decision-makers of local authorities and organisations within the civil engineering sector. These relationships can help you be one of the first to know about upcoming civil engineering tender notice opportunities in the future as well, allowing you to engage early.

  • Engaging in civil engineering bids also allows you to grow and diversify your portfolio, increasing the visibility of your company. This positions you as a trustworthy and credible supplier within the industry.

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Finding Civil Engineering Contract Opportunities in the Public Sector

Civil engineering plays a crucial role in the construction sector, with new civil engineering tenders regularly being published. This opens the market up and creates new business opportunities for all suppliers who are looking to bid.

Civil Engineering Tenders in the UK

Public sector organisations in the United Kingdom will publish tenders in an effort to procure civil engineering services from a single contractor or to appoint several companies to a framework agreement.

Framework Agreements

Framework agreements (also known as procurement frameworks) are multi-supplier agreements that are often used for the procurement of civil engineering works and services. A framework agreement’s length can vary from a few months to several years and includes terms that will govern the contracts that may be awarded during the life cycle of the agreement.

Civil engineering framework agreements are divided into lots based on either geographical location, tender value, or specific works and services. This division allows suppliers to apply to be a part of a wider contract without being required to supply all areas. Each lot will have a different number of suppliers, and suppliers only have to apply for the lot or lots that they specialise in.

Examples of public sector buyers who could have framework agreements are Network Rail, Highways England, and Scape Group.

Single Supplier Contracts

Public sector organisations may also opt to award the contract for an upcoming project to a single supplier. Examples of how public buyers may seek to procure civil engineering services and work in this way include:

  • The Environment Agency could publish contract opportunities related to flood defence projects and other environmental engineering tasks.

  • Local authorities with regular civil engineering requirements may look to procure works and services related to road maintenance and new constructions.

  • The Ministry of Defence (MoD) may publish tenders seeking the construction or maintenance of military bases and training facilities.

  • Government-owned universities and institutions can publish a tender for civil engineering services to develop, expand, and maintain campuses and other related infrastructure.

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How to Win Civil Engineering Contracts with Tracker

Monitoring several tender publication platforms for new business opportunities can quickly become a tiresome and time-consuming task. With nearly 40 years of experience working alongside suppliers and buyers, Tracker has used this insight to curate a sophisticated selection of procurement tools and services that simplify the tender process for civil engineering suppliers like you.

Tracker's Procurement Tools

Tracker’s tools are designed to help suppliers of all sizes engage at an earlier stage, submit more successful tender submissions, and keep ahead of their competition.

These are some of the ways our industry-leading tools and services can help your civil engineering firm refine your tender processes:

  • Store your civil engineering tender documents and track your bids from one centralised location with our Bid Manager tool — unique to Tracker.

  • Easily find a suitable civil engineering Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) opportunity or Framework Agreement that can help grow your business.

  • Streamline your tender writing and perfect each tender response with help from one of our experts when you use our Procurement Consultancy service.

  • Be one of the first to hear about new civil engineering contract opportunities suitable to your offerings with Tender Alerts sent directly to your inbox every day.

Tracker offers additional tools to help you find and secure more tenders in the civil engineering industry. These include Market Intelligence, Award Data, Market Leads, Opportunity Search, and Spend Analysis.

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Find, Bid For & Win More Civil Engineering Tenders With Tracker

As a global market leader in providing procurement solutions, Tracker has helped thousands of businesses access high-value public sector civil engineering tenders through the use of our holistic portfolio of tendering tools. While we hold Europe’s largest database of contract information and intelligence, Tracker is trusted by governments worldwide, allowing us to supply you with more tender opportunities.

Tracker members also receive discounts on our online procurement training courses in partnership with PASS Procurement. From answering questions like “What is a tender in civil engineering?” to teaching you how to write the best tender submissions and secure more business, these courses can help at every stage of the procurement process.

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Our Commercial Projects tool keeps you up to date with the latest projects and private construction tenders. Commercial Projects has its own dedicated global research team that searches through thousands of tender portals and new sites daily to keep you up to date with the latest trustworthy information.

You will not only receive daily email alerts, but within the first 24 hours of publication, you will also be able to view all planning applications and decisions. This will enable you to be proactive in your sourcing of high-value opportunities before the sub-contracting stage.

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