Consultant Atkins has won the £350M contract to design, maintain, and build Oxfordshire’s highways for the next decade.
The ten year contract with Oxfordshire County Council, with a possible ten year extension will involve policy and strategy advice and support, design services, network management, construction of improvement schemes, and maintenance
Atkins chief executive Keith Clarke said, “Managing major highways contracts for the public sector requires technical expertise, expert project management and the ability to work as seamless partners within complex organisations. The award of this contract from Oxfordshire County Council clearly demonstrates our ability to do this.”
The consultant’s track record in highways has been solid in 2009/2010, with £1.1bn of work secured, including:
- A five year contract with Somerset County Council (from 1 April 2010),
- a three year extension by Gloucestershire County Council (starts 1 April 2011)
- a share of the M25 Operations and Maintenance contract (commenced 13 September 2009).
A two phase mobilisation programme is being planned ensure that highway maintenance, emergency response and construction related activity is available from 1 April 2010. Network management, design services and policy and strategy support will be fully operational by 1 July.