Awarded contract

Lake Lothing Third Crossing Build Contract

  • Suffolk County Council

F03: Contract award notice

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-001846

Published 29 January 2021, 1:55pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Suffolk County Council

Endeavour House, Russell Rd




Martin Jennings



+44 1473260450


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKH14 - Suffolk

Internet address(es)

Main address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

one.5) Main activity

General public services

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Lake Lothing Third Crossing Build Contract

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 45221100 - Construction work for bridges

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Suffolk County Council wish to award a contract for the build of the Lake Lothing Third Crossing in Lowestoft, Suffolk under the NEC4 ECC Option A form of contract with bespoke Z clauses. The new crossing will be a multi-span bridge which includes a rolling bascule opening section, a section which will span the existing East Suffolk Line on the North side of the lake. The new bridge will have a 12 metre air draft height which will enable smaller vessels to pass underneath without an opening. The new crossing of Lake Lothing will include footway/cycleways on both sides and a control tower inclusive of plant room. The Council will have completed the detailed design for the majority of the crossing with the exception being the MIECA. The mechanical design element will be completed to detailed design but the electrical and hydraulics for the bascule will be completed to scheme design. The successful contractor will be responsible for completing the detailed design of these elements.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: £74,850,556.74

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 45221100 - Construction work for bridges

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKH14 - Suffolk
Main site or place of performance

Lowestoft, Suffolk

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Suffolk County Council undertook the procurement in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 restricted procedure.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 40

Price - Weighting: 60

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2019/S 222-543507

Section five. Award of contract

Contract No



Lake Lothing Third Crossing Build Contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

13 January 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 2

Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0

Number of tenders received by electronic means: 2

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Farrans Construction a trading division of Northstone (NI) Ltd

99 Kingsway, Dunmurry


BT17 9NU


United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UKN06 - Belfast
The contractor is an SME


five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: £68,000,000

Total value of the contract/lot: £74,850,556

five.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be subcontracted

Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties

Value excluding VAT: £34,900,000

Proportion: 46 %

Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted

There will be significant sub-contracting due to the nature of the contract this will include the supply of materials, construction and installation of works

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

Suffolk County Council reserves the right to procure repeat requirements of a similar nature without a further call for competition pursuant to Regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Suffolk County Council

Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road




United Kingdom