Amey wins Kent County Council contract

31 January 2013
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A contract signed this week by Kent County Council with public services and infrastructure firm Amey, covering civil engineering design services for highways, transportation and the environment, will deliver a better deal for Kent residents.

Under the new Technical and Environmental Services Contract, a percentage of each month’s payment will be set against meeting key performance targets, including working to time, to cost and to expectation.

The contract was awarded following a year-long procurement process that considered quality and value for money.

Bryan Sweetland, Kent County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste, said:

“We have run an exhaustive tendering process and selected a very capable supplier that will deliver important services for residents, such as the design of new highway and transportation schemes.

“This is the second major contract Kent has awarded where the suppliers performance in meeting its obligations will be measured against targets. The performance against these measures will be used to assess the payments due on a monthly basis.”

Amey will begin working with Kent County Council from 1 April 2013 and the contract is for an initial five year period with possible extensions for a further five years, based on levels of performance.

Mel Ewell, Chief Executive of Amey, said:

“Amey is pleased to be starting a new partnership with Kent County Council, we look forward to using our knowledge and experience to improve the county’s highways for the benefit of all those who use them.”

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