Guidance on the Standard Specification and Standard Details for Local Highway Maintenance

Download the Guidance on a Standard Specification and Standard Details for local highway maintenance

It is anticipated that documents will be revised and updated as the sector guides their further development.

Notes for Guidance, Standard Specification and Standard Details for local highway services (First published by HMEP in November 2012)
 

 


Appendix 1 – Standard Specification - (First published by HMEP in November 2012)
  Appendix 1 - Specification & Notes for Guidance (PDF, 211pages, 1.27MB)  

Appendix 2 – Standard Details - (First published by HMEP in November 2012)
  Appendix 2 - Standard Details (PDF, 45pages, 1.01MB)


About the Guidance on a Standard Specification and Standard Details for local highway maintenance

The Standard Specification is a guidance document that contains lists of standard details for local highway authorities to use in contract documents for the provision of maintenance services.

The Guidance contains:
  • Up-to-date standards and latest specifications from within the sector helping to reduce the need for bespoke, local variations
  • A rationalised common set of clauses – drawn from existing examples from across the highways sector
  • A range of common maintenance clauses for:
                   - Series 500 – Drainage & service Ducts
                   - Series 700 – Road Pavements – general
                   - Series 900 – Road pavements – Bituminous bound materials
                   - Series 1100 – Footways and paved areas
                   - Series 1300 – Road Lighting
                   - Series 1700 – Structural concrete
                   - Series 1800 – Structural steelwork
                   - Winter Maintenance

The Standard Specification is supported by standard details for maintenance activities with the desire to rationalise the different details currently in use.


Why the Guidance on a Standard Specification and Standard Details for local highway maintenance is needed

Authorities spend substantial funds in developing and maintaining their own specification and standard details for one off procurements.  The costs of this activity across the sector could be as high as £6.8m. HMEP knows this can be reduced through the use of this guidance, which can also unlock wider savings within the supply chain from having similarly presented documents.  Given this, HMEP believes that investment in a centrally maintained specification is desirable and will deliver procurement savings to the sector accordingly.
 
Last updated on 1st May 2014

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