Amey awarded NADICS Maintenance Contract

10 December 2004
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Amey announced, this week that they have been awarded the National Driver Information and Control System (NADICS) maintenance contract.  Through this contract Amey will be working closely with Glasgow City Council to ensure the efficient operation, maintenance and continuous improvement of NADICS equipment. The contract, awarded by Glasgow City Council on behalf of The Scottish Executive, is valued at £8 million.

NADICS provides road users in Scotland with accurate information about conditions on the Scottish trunk and principal local authority road networks.  NADICS equipment is located across the Scottish road network and within a number of individual control and information offices.  This includes strategic Variable Message Signs, motorway emergency telephones and motorway lane control systems throughout Scotland.  The system is operated on a 24/7 basis from the National Network Control Centre in Glasgow.
The contract will build upon the specialist Intelligent Transport System capabilities within the Professional Services business stream of Amey Infrastructure Services, to support and develop the NADICS assets and improve the quality of service delivery.
The contract began on 6 December 2004 and will run until 2009, with an option to extend for a further two years.
Bill McDowell, Strategic Traffic Control Manager, Glasgow City Council said:
“We are pleased to see this new contract in place and look forward to working with Amey to deliver an enhanced level of maintenance service for the NADICS equipment located throughout Scotland.”

Chris Webster, Managing Director of Amey Infrastructure Services said:
“We are delighted to have been awarded this key contract. We recognise the importance of accurate driver information and look forward to working with Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Executive, to provide future improvements. Together with our existing Scottish Trunk Road commissions, securing this contract enhances the breadth of services Amey currently delivers to the Scottish road user.

Notes to editors:
1. Amey is a leading provider of integrated business and infrastructure services to the public and private sector and is working closely with central and local government to develop major projects including PFI and PPP projects, in the education, health, transport and defence sectors. Services range from managing large scale transportation infrastructure to delivering professional and back office services, all of which are underpinned by leading-edge technology and a genuine partnering philosophy.  
2. Amey Infrastructure Services Limited is the operating division that will carry out the NADICS programme of work for the Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Executive.
3. Amey Infrastructure Services (AIS) is the newly formed business division of Amey PLC that will focus on providing comprehensive end-to-end service solutions, on a national basis, to a wide range of infrastructure clients. AIS brings together the strengths and capabilities of the well-established and successful Amey Highways, Amey Rail and Amey Fleet Services businesses into a single integrated organisation.
The new organisation is structured to deliver services through five business streams:
  • Professional Services
  • Strategic Highways
  • Rail
  • Local Government
  • Operational Services
4. AIS is the UK’s leading provider of integrated highway design, management and maintenance services for local and central government clients in England and Scotland.
5. AIS provides an end to end highway service for clients delivering design and professional services, employing over 300 design and engineering professionals. AIS has the largest highway design team in Scotland.
6. Professional Services provides specialist technical and consultancy services from across Amey to deliver solutions that support Intelligent Transport Systems, Whole Life Asset Management and Environment and Safety. Projects include the provision of real-time passenger information for UTMC projects and rail customer information systems, including 176 stations for South West Trains.
7. AIS has managed and maintained the trunk roads network in central and southern Scotland, comprising eight motorways and 20 trunk road, on behalf of the Scottish Executive, since April 2001, having secured The Road Ahead Contract, following competitive tender.  The territory managed is divided into two operational units: the south east and south west.  AIS provides a 24-hours, seven days a week service operating from eleven depots, including: Bargeddie near Glasgow, Gilmerton in Edinburgh, Kilbarchan in Renfrewshire, Burghmuir close to Linlithgow, as well as Ayr, and Tannochside.  Additional depots in Dumfries, Stranraer and Castle Douglas are managed in conjunction with Dumfries and Galloway Council while the Newton St Boswells, Hawick and Duns depots are managed in partnership with Scottish Borders Council.  All enjoy a strong reputation for service delivery in partnership.  Core aspects of the management contract with The Scottish Executive are; the design and management of major projects to upgrade the trunk roads network, as well as winter maintenance.

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