Amey highways deal could top £1.6Bn

Amey highways deal could top £1.6Bn

Amey has been named preferred bidder for an innovative collaborative highways maintenance deal that could be worth £1.6Bn over 20 years.

 

Staffordshire County Council is using a pathfinding procurement approach to manage and maintain its 6,000 kilometres of highways infrastructure, maintaining a 60% share of a partnership with Amey. A unique feature of the integrated contract is that it provides scope for the council to add on other local services, and other local authorities in the region might also be able to procure services under the contract.

 

The contract is for £80 million a year for an initial ten years, with an option to extend for ten years. As well as maintaining highways and street lighting Amey will deliver several major ‘flagship’ schemes.

 

Amey has been working on the country’s highways maintenance since 1998 and has previously carried out several highway construction projects in the county. In April last year it acquired Enterprise, the council’s current maintenance provider.

 

Amey Chief Executive Mel Ewell said: “This is a unique opportunity to work with a progressive council to develop a relationship that will enhance services for the people of Staffordshire. We will lace a strong focus on supporting and investing in the local community for many years to come, to promote prosperity and skills across the county.”

 

Staffordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Economy and Infrastructure Mark Winnington said: “We are convinced Amey can deliver top quality services and have hugely impressed with their innovative partnership approach, commitment to apprenticeships and training and willingness to really involve local communities.”

 

Final contract details are being negotiated ahead of a Council meeting in February that will give final approval to the deal which will run from this year.

 

Photo: Amey

Please rate

Comments 

Name
Email
  Ctrl + Enter

Most Read

 FirstGroup to launch budget London to Edinburgh rail service

FirstGroup to launch budget London to Edinburgh rail service

FirstGroup is to launch a budget direct London-Edinburgh rail service next month, which it hopes will lure air passengers to the train as a cheaper and greener alternative.   The new service, branded Lumo, will have just one single class of travel and the company hopes it will carry more than

One year on: HS2 reaches 20,000 jobs landmark

One year on: HS2 reaches 20,000 jobs landmark

Companies right across the country are now forming part of HS2’s ever-growing supply chain. Contracts have already been awarded to over 2,200 businesses, 97% of which are UK-based.   HS2’s jobs boost is also benefitting those in need, with bespoke initiatives designed to

Record infrastructure pipeline investment to support future workforce

Record infrastructure pipeline investment to support future workforce

This infrastructure pipeline includes the projected future workforce demand based on planned investment in projects and programmes. The Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) estimates that in the four-year period up to 2024/25, over 425,000 individuals will be needed on an average

This website uses cookies to enhance your user experience. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of these cookies. See our Cookie Policy.