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Costain in pole position for Highways Agency work after top scoring in new CAT process

Costain and its recent acquistion target Mouchel have top scored in the Highways Agency’s new START supplier selection process.

The Agency has scored the services offered by 21 major project and maintenance organisations that support it in delivering ist network operator role on motorways and major trunk roads in England.

Costain top scored with 139.7 out of a theoretical maximum of 180. The Enterprise Mouchel joint venture was second with 138.0. Carillion was third with 137.4.

Galliford Try was bottom with just 69.3. Second bottom was Interserve 70.7.

The pre-qualification process for larger value major projects and Asset Support Contracts (formally MACs) uses START scores.

These assessments include indicators increasing the focus on suppliers alignment to the Highways Agency principles as set out in its procurement strategy and strategic plan with a direct link to supplier selection.

The assessment is designed to help the organisations to identify strengths and areas for development in aligning with the Highways Agency. The Agency uses both START scores and actual performance data to influence decisions relating to the selection of tenderers.

The scores are:

  • Amey 112.0
  • Halcrow Group Ltd 133.0
  • Atkins Highways & Transportation 115.7
  • Interserve Project Services Ltd 70.7
  • Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd 135.7
  • Jacobs Engineering UK Ltd 126.3
  • BAM Nuttall 129.7
  • Morgan Sindall (Infrastructure) Ltd 102.0
  • Carillion Plc 137.4
  • Mott MacDonald Ltd 115.7
  • Colas Ltd 126.4
  • Serco Integrated Transport 115.4
  • Costain Ltd 139.7
  • Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd 98.3
  • EnterpriseMouchel 138.0
  • Skanska Civil Engineering 130.3
  • Eurovia Ringway Group Ltd 126.0
  • VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd 74.4
  • Ferrovial Agromán UK 110.6
  • WSP Civils Ltd 91.3
  • GallifordTry Infrastructure 69.3

Readers' comments (1)

  • Your report does not give a fair reflection of the actual scores! There are 7 firms all within 7 points of each other, this doesn't even make a top 5 percentile of a normal distribution!
    Come one get a grip NCE !

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