Highways electrical connections and minor installation works

Highways electrical connections and minor installation works

Framework 256
Status: Extended

This framework covers a range of unmetered electrical connections (‘contestable’ works) and minor installation works provided by Independent Connection Providers, including but not limited to:
-        Connections
-        Disconnections
-        Transfers
-        New Connections
-        Design of new assets
-        Excavation and reinstatement
-        Erection and removal of columns
Please note: This framework is due to expire on 31 Oct 2020 and a replacement framework is currently being re-tendered. If you would like to find out more about the framework replacement, please contact the team on place@espo.org.


This ESPO framework provides access to multiple suppliers known as Independent Connection Providers (ICPs) who can carry out highway electrical connections (referred to as ‘contestable’ works) on street furniture to unmetered supplies on networks owned by Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) and Independent Distribution Network Operators (IDNOs). Some of the framework suppliers can also carry out highway electrical connections on privately owned cables and undertake minor installation works such as the supply, installation and erection of columns, street furniture and feeder pillars, and traffic management provision.
All of the suppliers on this framework have been selected for their experience and ability to carry out highway electrical connections and minor installation works.
All of the suppliers possess a National Electrical Registration Scheme (NERS) accreditation. Some of the suppliers also hold a Highway Electrical Registration Scheme (HERS) accreditation. 

The framework is available for use by any public sector body throughout the UK (but excluding Northern Ireland) including but not limited to…

  • Local Authority Establishments
  • Schools & Academies
  • Police & Emergency Services
  • NHS & HSC Bodies
  • Central Government Departments & their agencies
  • Registered Charities

What are the benefits of using this framework?

  • This framework is compliant with UK/EU procurement legislation - we’ve done the work, so there’s no need for you to run a full EU procurement process.
  • Suppliers listed on the framework were assessed during the procurement process for their financial stability, track record, experience and technical and professional ability.
  • Pre-agreed terms & conditions to underpin all orders so no need to worry.
  • Likely savings against the rates charged by Distribution Network Operators.
  • All suppliers possess National Electrical Registration Scheme (NERS) accreditation with full approval for the works they are awarded.
  • Most of the suppliers also possess Highway Electrical Registration Scheme (HERS) accreditation.


  • Cable Test Ltd,
  • Centre Great,
  • Electrical Testing Ltd,
  • E.ON Energy Solutions Ltd,
  • Jones Lighting Ltd,
  • Linbrooke Services Ltd,
  • VolkerHighways Ltd

Further information

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we have relied on Regulation 72 (1) (c) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 to extend this framework. You can find more information about this here.

Are you a user of the ‘ProContract’ eProcurement system (from Proactis)? If so, you can now access ESPO’s frameworks through the system to run further competitions, allowing you to run your processes more quickly, simply and at lower risk of error. Speak to your procurement team contact or Account Manager to find out more.

We have also created a useful guide to help you navigate creating a further competition on ProContract, which you can access here.

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Highways electrical connections and minor installation works

Key facts


Start date
07 Sep 2016

End date
31 Oct 2020

Up to

OJEU Contract notice
2016/S 124-221829

OJEU award notice
2016/S 199-358964

Last updated
16 Sep 2020

This framework is available for use nationally

Further help

Rachel Morton
07880 063251

Quote reference
Framework 256

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