procurement

Highways Round Table: The procurement maze

21/07/2022

A Highways round table operating under the Chatham House Rule saw prominent industry figures discuss the challenges of roads contracting.

Five Bills, one Charles, and one Elizabeth line

31/05/2022

Marie-Claude Hemming, director of operations at the Civil Engineering Contractors Association, discusses the opportunities for the construction industry in the Queen’s Speech, as well as the challenge of rising costs.

Government to overhaul procurement system

11/05/2021

The Government plans to overhaul public procurement and replace it with 'three simple, modern procedures' to give the public sector more scope to negotiate with potential suppliers to deliver innovative solutions.

Seven share £60m Welsh surfacing works

26/04/2021

Cyngor Gwynedd Council has appointed seven contractors to a framework worth up to £60m to provide surfacing and other works across north and mid-Wales.

Common pre-qualification standard 'to cut duplication'

14/04/2021

A new industry-wide system is ‘set to transform’ the pre-qualification process within the construction industry, its backers have said.

Public sector clients must 'act now' to support contractors

25/03/2020

The Cabinet Office has told public sector contracting authorities to pay suppliers immediately and consider 'advance payments if necessary'.

Comment: Changing the rules of procurement

23/08/2019

Our broken transport project procurement processes are stifling innovation – to thrive we urgently need change, argues Dan Harvey, executive director, UK transport at Ramboll.

Analysis: Current procurement practice is driving wrong behaviours

10/07/2018

The FiTZ INDEX findings reveal emphatic agreement that current practice is driving the wrong behaviours, and achieving the wrong results, Brian Fitzpatrick writes. 

Exclusive: Highways procurement survey - steps forward but still held back

10/07/2018

The latest Highways/FiTZ INDEX survey has revealed deep concerns about the nature of procurement, especially its ability to foster innovation, take on and share risk, bring in new entrants and support SMEs. However, there are signs the sector itself is ready to take steps to drive change.

The Long Read: The return of the integrator

05/07/2018

Tony Llewellyn, collaboration director at Resolex and visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster, discusses the shifting landscape of infrastructure delivery and how the sector can boost productivity and long-term value.

Highways England aims for alliance model on smart motorways

20/06/2018

Highways England is planning to adopt a full 10-year alliance model for its smart motorway programme, following a process of market engagement.

HE awards latest South West contract

22/03/2017

Highways England has awarded a new-style asset delivery contract to Ringway Infrastructure Services Limited as part of its  new delivery arrangements in the South West.

Hanson re-secures Dorset Highways contract

22/02/2017

Hanson Contracting has re-secured its strategic partnership contract with Dorset Highways for maintenance of the county’s road network in a deal worth more than £100m.

HMEP: Sector-wide approach to procuring highway services

22/07/2015

The Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) has released a new suite of services that are designed to help the highways sector to procure services and maintain local roads more efficiently.

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Road Worker

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Bradford Metropolitan District Council is looking for two Road Workers to join the Highway Delivery Unit. Bradford, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: City of Bradford MDC

Assistant Engineer / Engineer

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This is an opportunity to join the highway maintenance team Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Technician - Maintenance Programmes (3 Posts)

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Assistant Highways Officer

£21,269 - £23,953
Lincolnshire County Council is looking to recruit an Assistant Highways Officer Lincoln, Lincolnshire
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Highways Officer

£26,466 - £29,174
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Carbon Reduction Manager

£42,614 - £45,648 (pro-rata)
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Recruiter: Newport City Council

Senior Engineer

£36,371
We are looking to recruit a Senior Engineer within the Structures team. Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Recruiter: Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council

Transportation Planner

£35,336 - £39,571
A Transportation Planner is required for the analysis and monitoring of traffic, to design and undertake feasibility studies. Pembroke, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Recruiter: Pembrokeshire County Council

Highways Service Manager (Commissioning & Contract Management)

£52,848 - £64,998
We are now looking to recruit a number of talented, motivated and innovative individuals. Northampton, Northamptonshire
Recruiter: West Northamptonshire Council

Highways Network Manager

£52,848 - £64,998
We are forming a new highways and transport team for West Northamptonshire Council Northampton, Northamptonshire
Recruiter: West Northamptonshire Council

Assistant Engineer

£27,514 to £29,174 per annum
A great opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join our team Preston, Lancashire
Recruiter: Preston City Council

Highways Transport Strategy and Development Manager

£52,848 - £64,998
This is a unique opportunity to join a newly formed unitary authority which is mobilising a new highways contract. Northampton, Northamptonshire
Recruiter: West Northamptonshire Council

Principal Officer (Network Coordination)

£39,571 - £42,614
We are looking for experienced and well-motivated staff to help shape the future delivery of the service. Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recruiter: Oxfordshire County Council

Senior Highways Officer

£36,371 per annum plus £2,000 Market Forces
Hertfordshire truly is the County of Opportunity Hertford, Hertfordshire
Recruiter: Hertfordshire County Council

Highways Development Manager

£44,624 per annum plus £3,000 Market Forces
We are actively recruiting for Highways Development Managers within the Environment & Transport Department Hertford, Hertfordshire
Recruiter: Hertfordshire County Council

Roadworker Ganger (Civils)

£21,989 to £24,447
City of York Council are looking for a number of Roadworker Gangers to join its Highways Capital Projects Team. York, North Yorkshire
Recruiter: City of York Council

Highways Inspector.

£25,419 - £28,226
You will be responsible for the planning and carrying out statutory highway inspection. Northumberland
Recruiter: Northumberland County Council

Highways Operative - Barrow x4

£22,571 – £23,484
We are looking to recruit a new Highways Operative to our Highways Service. Cumbria
Recruiter: Cumbria County Council

Highway Asset Principal (Performance & Information)

£44,624-£48,684
We're eager to find a compelling and persuasive individual to take advantage of this brand-new opportunity within our Highways Asset Team. Lancashire
Recruiter: Lancashire County Council

Inspector / Senior Inspector

£22,129 - £32,798 pa
Bradford Metropolitan District Council is seeking to recruit an Inspector/Senior Inspector to join the friendly Highway Maintenance Team Bradford, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: City of Bradford MDC

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