HE awards final two maintenance contracts in Area 7

Highways Reporters

Highways England (HE) has awarded the final two contracts as part of its new delivery arrangements in the East Midlands (Area 7).

This means all key contracts are now in place ahead of HE bringing key asset and operational management functions in house in the region from 1 July.

Contracts for structural inspections and weather forecasting were awarded to Rogers Structural Inspections and the Met Office respectively.

The signing of these two latest contracts follows the appointment of suppliers to the new framework for delivering construction works in the East Midlands last month.

The structural inspections contract will deliver against a programme defined by the East Midlands team, and will provide routine principal and general inspections of structures. The contract has an estimated value of up to £3 million, running for up to five years.

The weather forecasting contract, which was developed jointly with Highways England’s National Winter and Severe Weather Team, will provide the new Area 7 forecasting service and the national forecasting service, and will include embedded forecasters located at Highways England’s National Traffic Operations Centre (NTOC) throughout the winter. The contract has an expected value of £1m and will run for a minimum of three years.

The new framework for delivering construction works in the East Midlands includes provision for a range of services, including pavement, general civil engineering, drainage and landscaping engineering, amongst others.

David Poole, director for commercial and procurement at Highways England, said: “Working with our supply chain partners to establish the community will be pivotal to the success of the new approach to asset maintenance and delivery in the East Midlands. I am looking forward to working collaboratively with our new colleagues from the supply chain over the coming months and years.”

Highways England is working with all the successful contractors to ensure they are mobilised and ready to begin delivering key services from 1 July 2016.

The appointed contractors for the Construction Works Framework are as follows:

LotDescriptionPreferred Bidder(s)
1Specialist Surface TreatmentsEurovia Infrastructure Ltd
2Corrosion ProtectionTaziker Industrial
3Road Lighting and Electrical WorksJ. McCann & Co (Nottm) Ltd
5General Civil EngineeringCarnell Support Services Limited
North Midlands Construction plc
Interserve Construction Limited
6Structures Waterproofing and Expansion JointsVolkerLaser Ltd
7Landscape and EcologyGround Control Limited
8Road MarkingsJointline Limited
Wilson & Scott (Highways) Ltd
WJ North Limited
9PavementTarmac Aggregates Limited
Hanson Contracting
10Road Restraint Systems (Vehicle and Pedestrian)Joe Roocroft and Sons
H W Martin Safety Fencing Ltd
11Structural Concrete RepairsVolkerLaser Ltd
Balvac Limited
12TechnologyJ. McCann & Co (Nottm) Ltd
13Temporary Traffic ManagementChevron Traffic Management
H W Martin (Traffic Management) Ltd
Carillion Traffic Management
14Specialist DrainageCarnell Support Services Limited
Forkers Ltd

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