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Five scoop £130M Highways Agency technical frameworks

Five groups have won 18-month frameworks with the Highways Agency to provide technical consultancy services: Halcrow; Jacobs; Mott MacDonald; an Arup/Capita Symonds/Hyder joint venture; and WSP Civil (with Parsons Brinckerhoff).

The new framework contracts are worth up to £130M to support the operation and improvement of England’s motorways and major A roads for 18 months, with the option to extend for a further year.

The Highways Agency say the contracts build on the success of previous similar arrangements, giving access to specialist expertise without the need to tender for individual projects.

The scope of services will be extremely wide (see below), ranging from support on major projects valued at several million pounds and lasting several years to small tasks requiring just a few days work.

The five suppliers are:

  • Halcrow Group Limited,
  • Jacobs Engineering Limited,
  • Mott MacDonald,
  • Séligere (a consortium of Ove Arup & Partners Limited, Capita Symonds Ltd and Hyder Consulting (UK) Limited), and
  • WSP Civils Limited and Parsons Brinckerhoff

The frameworks will cover the following areas:

Standards, Specifications & Cost Research

Network Valuation & Operative Skills

Quantity Surveying

Network Management Policy

Environmental Operations and Policy

Asset Assurance and Management Performance - Structures

Asset Assurance – Geotechnics

Asset Management Performance -  Pavements

Safety Strategy and Risk including Safety Risk Management

Safety Strategy and Risk including Vehicle Restraint Systems

Safe Road Design and Safety Action Planning

Traffic Signals and Road Lighting including Lighting Safety

Safe Traffic Management and Road Operations

Safe Traffic Management and Road Operations including Traffic Signs and Signals

Incident Management Policy and Traffic Officer Services

Travel and Traffic Systems including Compliance, Information and Technology

Traffic Appraisal, Modelling and Economics

Network Resilience

Enforcement Policy

Operational Systems Support

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