Amey named preferred bidder for Calderdale highways maintenance contract worth up to £120m

07 August 2012
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Amey, one of the UK’s leading public service providers has been named preferred bidder to take on a highways maintenance contract with Calderdale Council worth up to £120m. 

Amey has been Calderdale’s highways maintenance and street lighting provider since May 2000, and this announcement signals the start of new five year contract with Calderdale Council providing a wider range of services. The contract will begin in October 2012 for 5 years, with the option to extend for up to 15 years.
The contract involves the maintenance of 1,100km of road, 36,000 street lights as well as providing drainage, winter maintenance and emergency highway operations, on behalf of the council.
Mel Ewell, Chief Executive of Amey said: “We’re delighted to be able to continue our service in Calderdale. Over the past 12 years we have developed a strong relationship with the council and have worked hard to integrate ourselves into the borough.  We look forward to continuing our contract and improving the transport network for the people of Calderdale.” 
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Environment, Cllr Barry Collins, says: “Every penny counts in Calderdale and it is important that we negotiate the very best deal that we can on every contract. I am pleased that we have been able to secure a contract with one of the country’s leading providers of public services at a price that reflects the need to spend public money in a prudent and cost-effective way.” 

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