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Ten shortlisted for multi-billion pound London highways maintenance deals

Transport for London (TfL) has shortlisted 10 contractors to tender for four, area based, highways alliance deals worth upwards of £1.8bn.

The winning contractor in each area will carry out routine maintenance and build new schemes, and for the first time, potentially work on roads maintained by London boroughs. Transport for London is only responsible for main roads in London.

It is hoped TfL and the boroughs will save tens of millions of pounds through contractors carrying out joint highway works. Under the contracts work will be carried out to a common specification, which will allow work to be carried out more economically through sharing resources and using a common set of basic materials. One third of London boroughs are currently signed up to the scheme.

Each of the four contracts will cover a specific London area and will run for eight years. The TfL work alone is expected to be worth £1.8bn.

Tender documents were issued on 29 February with contracts to be awarded by the end of 2012

The shortlist

Ten contractors have been shortlisted to tender:

  • Amey
  • Balfour Beatty Living Places
  • Ringway Jacobs
  • Colas/VolkerHighways/URS
  • May Gurney/ WSP
  • EnterpriseMouchel
  • FM Conway/Aecom
  • Skanska/Project Centre
  • Costain/J Murphy/Capita Symonds
  • Bam Nuttall/Hyder Consulting

The eight year contracts are for work in the north east, north west, central and south regions of London and will include maintenance and improvement works, winter maintenance, professional services and safety inspections.

The north east contract will be worth between £119.5M and £362.3M, the north west contract will beworth between £134.4M and £304M, the central contract will be worth £268.7M and £567.8M and the south will be worth £223.9M and £580.8M.

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