Client Calderdale Council has this week selected contractor Amey as preferred bidder to take on a highways maintenance contract worth up to £120M.
Work for Calderdale Council includes the maintenance of 1,100km of road, 36,000 street lights as well as providing drainage, winter maintenance and emergency highway operations for the council.
Amey has been Calderdale’s highways maintenance and street lighting provider since May 2000. This latest contract will begin in October 2012 for five years, with an option to extend for up to 15 years.
“Every penny counts in Calderdale and it is important that we negotiate the very best deal that we can on every contract,” said Calderdale Council’s cabinet member for economy and environment, councillor Barry Collins. “I am pleased that we have been able to secure a contract with one of the country’s leading providers of public services at a price that reflects the need to spend public money in a prudent and cost-effective way.”