"The client wants to learn lessons from the M25 DBFO and the contract form will be very similar," said Rowsell. "It is also seeking to engage with a wider set of contractors to increase competition and wants to attract bids from the UK where contractors have experience of bidding for this type of contract.
Since forming consultancy Rowsell Wright last year, he has picked up a number of procurement advice commissions based upon his Highways Agency experience.
These include advising the Northern Ireland Roads Service on Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) schemes for a £400M investment in new road links between Northern Ireland and the Republic and giving advice to London's Crossrail team as it develops its procurement strategy.
Rowsell is also still helping the Highways Agency to train staff for the M52 DBFO.
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