Exciting PIN tender opportunity – Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)

Jun 10, 2024

NY Highways is pleased to announce the publication of a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for an upcoming tender opportunity.

We are working on the implementation of a brand-new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) – this system will be a first for NY Highways and we are looking to engage with micro/SME companies that are located within our region to join our supply chain.

The innovative DPS will cover a comprehensive range of services and products related to highways maintenance activities. It will streamline our procurement process and open the door to suppliers of all sizes to participate in maintaining and improving our highways infrastructure.

We believe this DPS will enhance efficiency, foster innovation, and build stronger partnerships within North Yorkshire’s highways maintenance sector.

Next steps:

Further details will be available soon and we are encouraging potential suppliers to get ready before the tendering process begins.

If you’re a micro/SME company who specialises in services and/or supply of materials related to highways maintenance (e.g. civils, surfacing, surveys, traffic management, plant hire, street furniture, etc)and are interested in getting involved with our Dynamic Purchasing System, this is your chance to prepare for the tendering process in advance of the contract notice.

The PIN notice is displayed via the below link. You can register for updates on this PIN notice by clicking the ‘Watch this notice’ button at the top of the page:



More about the PIN tender opportunity:

NY Highways are a highways maintenance company with the responsibility of a network of roads that stretch for almost 5800 miles throughout North Yorkshire with a team of around 250 experienced employees.

The company is wholly owned by North Yorkshire Council and was launched in June 2021. NY Highways continues to maintain a close working partnership with the council, allowing for efficient and productive highways maintenance operations.

NY Highways offers a range of services to support the highways network of North Yorkshire and the surrounding areas, including:

  • Roads and highways maintenance and improvement
  • Pavement and kerb repairs
  • Streetlighting maintenance and traffic lights
  • Public verge and hedge maintenance
  • Road signs and markings
  • Road closures, roadworks and events management
  • Snow clearance, salting, salt bins and heaps

NY Highways is looking to engage with organisations with the ability to react quickly to situations within the following areas of North Yorkshire:

  • Richmond
  • Thirsk
  • Whitby
  • Scarborough
  • Malton
  • Skipton
  • Harrogate
  • Selby

The DPS will have the scope to include:

  • Works (e.g. civils, surfacing, surface dressing and specialist treatments, electrical works, fences/barriers, lining and studs)
  • Services (e.g. traffic management, drainage, plant hire, labour, arb/landscaping, vehicle/plant repairs, bus shelter maintenance, vehicle hire, scaffolding, fabricators, winter contractors)
  • Materials (e.g. building materials, street furniture and signs, coated materials, concrete, aggregates, PPE, tools and equipment, electrical suppliers, vehicle parts)
  • Surveys

Whilst NY Highways will have access to other contracts, the objective is that this DPS will provide a route to market to help us engage directly with local SMEs in a more effective and efficient manner, also providing us flexibility and speed to help us be reactive when needed.

Construction Line have been chosen to manage the DPS on our behalf, and once the opportunity is live, suppliers will be able to register to join the DPS with Construction Line by completing a short supplier questionnaire, for which there will be no charge. Suppliers will not need to be Construction Line members already, however anyone with Silver Membership or higher should not have to undergo further evaluation (regardless of Membership the same is true for any organisation who can demonstrate they are PAS91 compliant).

Once registered via Construction Line on the DPS, Suppliers will be able to bid for work via further competitions released by NY Highways.

We anticipate the opportunity will open at the beginning of July, with our first further competitions being available shortly after. Our first competitions are likely to include Highway Maintenance Gangs, Hire of Excavators, and Milling and Paving Equipment. If you have further queries, email: nyhcommercial@nyhighways.co.uk