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Arup/Opus joint venture wins Herts highways deal

A joint venture between Opus International Consultants and Arup has won a £49M contract for highway network management services with Hertfordshire County Council.

The contract is worth £7M a year over seven years with the option of a five year extension.

An end-to-end “whole client service” model, created by the council as part of its strategy to save 20% on the cost of services, will see Arup, Opus and the council working together as a single team to collectively develop, implement and manage technical strategies and programmes for the county’s highway network.

The Opus/Arup partnership will colocate with the council.

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  • It is difficult to see how how value for money and the correct priority will be given to highway needs on a County wide basis in the light of the recently anounced decision by the local authority administration to allocate £90,000 to each councllor - totalling £7 million, from the overall highways budget.

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