The UK’s Highways Agency has invited bidders to submit tenders for £200m of highways and motorway maintenance works in East Anglia.

The five-year contract, worth up to £40m a year, involves routine and cyclic road and bridge maintenance works, winter maintenance and delivery of road, bridge and technology schemes valued at around £4m to £8m.

Under the deal, the successful bidder will be responsible for integrated network management, maintenance, improvement activities, incident management, event management and contingency planning on the all major trunk roads and motorways.

The agency may also include provision of facilities for its regional technology maintenance contract.

Area 6 is one of 13 Highways Agency areas in the country, occupying about 609 miles of the road network in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

The maintenance deal will commence in December 2012 and interested firms have to submit their applications by 19 December 2011 on the agency’s eSourcing Portal.