Amey awarded Bedfordshire County Council's £110 million highways service contract

22 April 2005
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Amey, the infrastructure and business services specialist, is pleased to announce that the Company has been awarded Bedfordshire County Council’s highways services contract. Amey will provide a comprehensive range of design, management and maintenance services through a Managing Agent Contractor (“MAC”) derived contract, the first Local Authority MAC in the country. The value of the contract is estimated at £20 million per annum, equivalent to approximately £110 million over the duration of the initial period.  The contract, which will commence on 1 October 2005, is for a period of 5½ years with the potential of a further five-year extension.

Under the terms of the contract, Amey will act as a single provider and will become an integrated partner of Bedfordshire County Council, delivering network management, design, consultancy and maintenance services. Amey will be responsible for the delivery of a continuous improvement to highway services throughout the duration of the contract.

Mel Ewell, Chief Executive of Amey, commented:

“We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this ground-breaking contract. We look forward to the prospect of working in partnership with Bedfordshire County Council and combining our skills and expertise to achieve the Council’s aims and deliver high quality end to end services to the Bedfordshire community. This development represents a major opportunity for Amey and for prospective employees in the Bedfordshire area. Amey has enjoyed an excellent start to 2005 and this news will inevitably serve to further strengthen our premier market position.”

Tim Malynn, Strategic Director (Environment) for Bedfordshire County Council, commented: “The County Council has carried out an extensive tender assessment exercise and, in the wake of this, we are pleased to appoint Amey in respect of this vital project. We have every confidence that our envisaged partnership approach to this project will deliver significant improvements to the highway network for the benefit of our residents and the public at large.” 

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